Honor – the more affordable Huawei sub-brand – has released its latest smartphone, the Honor 10.
The company is hoping that its new device will prove users don’t have to spend more than £700 on a quality smartphone. According to Android Authority, “the Honor 10 is yet another ‘affordable flagship’ from the Chinese brand that offers high-end performance and features at a mid-range price point”.
It comes with a huge 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and Huawei’s own Kirin 970 processor.
The Honor 10 also features a notch on the display, which appears to be this year’s biggest design trend. However, users can turn it into a bezel if they prefer. It has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) screen and runs Android Oreo.
Another potentially controversial design decision is the fingerprint scanner, which is now positioned under the display. Wired explains that there is “no depression, no button”, with sensor “simply lightly outlined so you can tell where it is”. It should be as fast as any other Huawei fingerprint sensor, however.
The Honor 10 has an eye-catching appearance, with curved glass on the back in colours like Phantom Blue and Glacier Grey.
Meanwhile, its camera features the artificial intelligence debuted in the Huawei P20. The Honor 10 camera uses a neural processing unit in its CPU to analyse the image to recognise objects.
One feature not present on the Honor 10 that may be missed by many is an IP water and dust resistance rating. It is unlikely that this will have a real impact on sales of the device, though.
Priced at £399, the Honor 10 can expect to see a great deal of interest from business users.