Honor View 10 (Review), the new AI-focused flagship from the Huawei brand, went on sale in India on Monday, January 8. The smartphone - exclusively available via Amazon India - is in fact the global variant of the Honor V10, which was launched in China in November. Apart from its AI-capable SoC, the Honor View 10 also boasts of a 5.99-inch 18:9 display, 6GB RAM, and dual rear cameras. Launch offers have now been detailed Amazon India, and you can find further details below. The new Honor View 10 will compete against the likes of OnePlus 5T, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and Nokia 8, among others.
The Honor View 10 price in India has been set at Rs. 29,999. It is available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colour variants. The India price is exceptional, as the smartphone was given a significantly higher price in the EU and the UK during the global launch, of EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 38,000) and GBP 449 (roughly Rs. 38,900).
Honor View 10 launch offers include a flat Rs. 1,500 off when using ICICI credit cards to purchase. No-cost EMIs starting Rs. 2,500 a month are also available. For Airtel subscribers, up to 90GB of free data will be provided. For prepaid subscribers, the offer will give 15GB of 3G/4G data per recharge for 6 recharges (on 349 prepaid recharge). For postpaid subscribers, the offer gives 15GB of 3G/4G data for 6 months on postpaid plan of Infinity 499 and above.
Honor View 10 specifications
The Honor View 10 features a dual rear camera setup, Android 8.0 Oreo, an 18:9 display, and a flagship-level SoC with its own NPU (neural processing unit) for AI-based tasks. These AI-based features on the Honor View 10 include Facial Unlock technology, which is said to support payment-level authentication, and unlock in 400ms. For 3D face reconstruction, it uses sub-millimetre reconstruction accuracy, and can deliver a 300k-pointcloud reconstruction in 10 seconds.
Other AI based features on the Honor View 10 include an AI-accelerated translator and Smart Tips, apart from intelligent scene and object recognition, as well as motion detection that will adjust camera settings. The AI-powered Portrait mode for selfies is also being outed.
Getting to the specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Honor View 10 runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0. The smartphone bears a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS LCD FullView display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and an i7 coprocessor, coupled with 6GB of RAM.
The rear camera setup on the Honor View 10 sports two sensors - one 16-megapixel RGB sensor and the other a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, complete with an f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash. The Honor V10 bears a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Inbuilt storage on the smartphone is 128GB, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
Connectivity options on the Honor View 10 include 4G VoLTE, dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, Infrared, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C (2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the home button. It measures 157x74.98x6.97mm and weighs 172 grams. The smartphone is powered by a 3750mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 23 hours of talk-time on 3G, and 22 days of standby time with - it is complete with 5V/ 4.5A fast charging support.