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Redmi Note 9 Pro Killer? Honor X10 to offer a Kirin 820, 90 Hz display, and a camera akin to that of the Mate 20 Pro

Honor X10 renders. (Source: Weibo)
Honor X10 renders. (Source: Weibo)
Huawei is set to launch its next mid-range phone shortly. Details of the Honor X10 have now been revealed, with notable features including the giant-slaying Kirin 820, a 90 Hz display, pop-up camera, and a main camera sensor based on that of the Mate 20 Pro.

The Redmi Note series offers the definitive smartphones of choice in the mid-range space, and that's a title Samsung and Huawei have tirelessly worked to snatch. The Galaxy A51 seems to have been a great success, and it's time for Huawei to make another attempt, this time with the upcoming Honor X10.

Going by a new leak, the Honor X10 will sport a 90 Hz display. This panel is likely of the LCD type, like previous phones in the series.  The display will sport slim bezels and, more importantly, lacks any cutout or screen intrusion. Instead, the Honor X10 will feature a motorized pop-up selfie camera module, like the Mi 9T phones.

Under the hood will be Huawei's new Kirin 820, a sub-premium SoC that we've shown to dominate both the Snapdragon 765G and Exynos 980. You'd have to go with a MediaTek Dimensity series chipset to get better performance in this category. 

Other specifications include a Sony IMX600y as its main camera sensor. We've only heard about the IMX600y mentioned alongside this phone. The IMX600 was used on Huawei flagships like the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro, though, with the P30 Pro and Mate 30 Pro using a customized model with an RYYB filter. Similarly, the IMX600y will be a custom sensor, although what changes have been made to it over the regular IMX600 remains unknown. A 4300 mAh battery is also present.

The Honor X10 will feature at least 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. That particular configuration carries a price tag of CNY 1899, or about US$267. A similarly configured Redmi Note 9 Pro costs US$269 in the global market, and while the Honor X10 will likely be a touch more expensive outside China, it's also comfortably the more impressive device.


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Ricci Rox, 2020-05-18 (Update: 2020-05-18)