When a new Huawei flagship enters the market, there’s not long before its sub-brand Honor follows up with a lower priced version. This is what the Honor 10 is to the Huawei P20, it would seem.
Here’s the latest on the rumoured Honor 10.
When is the Honor 10 release date?
A leaked advert for a 19 April launch suggests this may also be the release date for the Honor 10. Roughly translated, the ad hints at a ‘photography revolution’ thanks to AI:
As it’s a Chinese advert it might mean the phone has different release dates globally, though Honor is fairly prompt in the UK, so expect an April release.
How much will it cost?
Despite the leaks, there is no rumoured price yet for the Honor 10, but it will definitely be cheaper than any equivalent Huawei phone. When the Honor 9 launched last year it was £379 in the UK compared to the Huawei P10 that sold for £569.
Seeing as the likely similar Huawei P20 sells for £599, we’d hope the Honor 10 will cost £399. Fingers crossed.
What are the rumoured features and specifications of the Honor 10?
Backed up by the ‘10’ and the dual camera logo in the above ad, it looks likely this is the Honor 10:
Leaked on Weibo, the render gives a lot away: dual f/1.6 cameras (akin to the Huawei P20), a new curved edge design and most tellingly of all a two-tone gradient colour scheme like that of the twilight coloured Huawei P20.
What we don’t yet know is if the phone will have a notch. Honor doesn’t always take on absolutely everything Huawei does, but seeing as its View 10 handset adopted an 18:9 screen, it’s likely the Honor 10 will be the first Honor phone to get a notch.
Much like the P20, it will likely contain just the earpiece and the front facing camera, and may well allow for software to hide the notch if you don’t like the look.
The notch on the Huawei P20 might make its way to the Honor 10
This means it may have the same 5.8in 18.7:9 display as the P20 with the Kirin 970 chipset and front facing fingerprint scanner – seeing as the leaked image does not show one on the rear.
Also expect USB-C for fast charging, but no wireless charging, waterproofing or a headphone jack. Honor has resisted leaving off the 3.5mm headphone jack until now, but perhaps the Honor 10 will keep it as a differentiator to the Huawei brand it takes most of its features from.
Its dual cameras should also be the same as the P20 (20Mp monochrome and 12Mp colour sensors) and tote the same excellent night mode. And to top it off, it’ll likely all run on Android Oreo – hopefully version 8.1 and EMUI 8.1, the best version of Huawei designed Android skin to date.
Hopefully Honor will throw a surprise in there too.
We’re excited – the Honor 10 looks like a great way to pick up Huawei-flagship specs at a significant discount. Stay tuned for the confirmed details soon.