Huawei launches the Honor 10, a cheaper P20 alternative
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The avalanche of premier devices from the Huawei stable seems to be unabated with the launch of the Honor 10. Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei targeted at the cashed-up Asian youth market that like to flaunt flashy looking smartphones – the new Honor 10 fits that bill nicely. With P20 looks on the front, and the option of a P20 style color-shifting rear finish, Huawei can expect to shift more than a few, particularly with its more affordable starting price.
Although the front design of the Honor 10 is almost identical to the higher-end P20, it misses out on an OLED panel, but is instead fitted with a cheaper, but still high-quality, notched 5.84-inch LCD panel with a 2,280 x 1,080 resolution. Huawei is also able to keep the price down on the Honor 10 by fitting it with non-Leica branded camera lenses, but it still picks up dual rear shooters. In this instance, it scores 16MP color and 24MP monochrome sensors while the front facing selfie camera is rated at 24MP.
It lacks nothing compared to the P20 range in the processing department, picking up the Chinese company’s AI tweaked Kirin 970 chipset. It one-ups the P20 in one area, however; its front-placed fingerprint sensor incorporates ultrasonic technology that allows it to work even with wet fingers. The Honor 10 is scheduled to launch on April 27 for the equivalent of US$414 for the 64GB variant and around US$478 for the 128GB model, which makes it heavy on features, but light on price.