Huawei Honor 10 GT smartphone comes with 8 GB of RAM because why not

Huawei Honor 10 GT smartphone comes with 8 GB of RAM because why not (Image source: Honor)
Huawei Honor 10 GT smartphone comes with 8 GB of RAM because why not (Image source: Honor)
The Honor 10 was launched less than two months ago, but the manufacturer is already gearing up for higher-end SKUs with even more RAM to compete directly against the OnePlus 5T, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Razer Phone where the 8 GB of RAM is a key selling point.
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Higher numbers always look better for marketing purposes even if they have little impact on day-to-day performance. Faster clock rates in MHz, higher megapixel count for cameras, and growing RAM capacities are some of the most commonly inflated specifications.

Smartphone manufacturers in particular like to take advantage of high MP count and RAM capacities. The Honor 10 has been successful having reached over 1 million units in sales during its first month of availability. Naturally, the OEM will now expand the lineup to include more SKUs. Users can now expect an even costlier variant of the Honor 10 called the Honor 10 GT with 8 GB of RAM compared to "just" 6 GB on the original Honor 10.

Aside from the change above, the GT variant will also include the vaunted GPU Turbo Technology that Honor promises will improve battery life when browsing or gaming and a new Night Mode camera option for nighttime photos without needing a tripod. The Kirin 970 SoC and 5.84-inch 16:9 display remain unchanged. Owners of the original Honor 10 will receive the Night Mode update starting on July 15, although it is unclear if said owners would also receive the GPU Turbo Technology feature.

The Honor 10 GT will become available on July 24. Prices have not been revealed, but it will likely be more than the current retail price of 340 Euros for the 6 GB Honor 10.

(Source: Honor)
(Source: Honor)


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Allen Ngo, 2018-07- 4 (Update: 2018-07- 4)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.