Honor View 10, the global variant of the Honor V10 that was launched in China in November and now the Honor View 10 has been officially launched in India and has been priced at Rs. 29,999. The Honor View 10 will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India from 12 am (IST) on Monday, January 8. The registrations are open right now on Amazon India.
Commenting on the launch, P Sanjeev, Vice-President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group, said, “The Honor View 10 also follows our commitment towards the Indian market and has been priced lower than the global variant. Marked as the true AI device, the Honor View 10 will be the most affordable AI device available for the Indian consumer.” He also added, “Innovative products along with aggressive pricing have become a norm for Honor. Like the Honor 7X, the View 10 has also been competitively priced and we are sure will become the best seller in the sub-30K category. We will also like to thank our Honor fans and promise to bring additional offers for them in the days to come.”
Noor Patel, Director of Category Management, Amazon India, while commenting on the partnership between Huawei and Amazon, said, “Reiterating our long-term exclusive partnership with Honor, we are excited to offer our customers exclusive access to the most advanced smartphone – the Honor View10. This smartphone features the most revolutionary and advanced specifications along with smart AI capabilities. Given its innovative technology, customers will enjoy using the device as much as its predecessor.”
The main USP is the camera, where Honor View 10 shines a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP and 20MP sensor on the back. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo, has an 18:9 display, and a Kirin 970, which is a flagship SoC from Huawei itself, with its own NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI-based tasks. Some of the AI based features include Face Unlock, Payment Authentication and can unlock the phone in 400ms. For 3D face reconstruction, it uses sub-millimeter reconstruction accuracy and can deliver a 300k-point cloud reconstruction in 10 seconds. Other AI based features include an AI-accelerated translator, intelligent scene and object recognition, motion detection, a portrait mode for selfies.
In terms of specifications, the Honor View 10 runs Android 8.0 out of the box with EMUI 8.0 on top. It sports a 5.99-inch 18:9 full-HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 403ppi, with minimum bezels on top and bottom. The phone is powered by Huawei developed HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (4XCortex-A73@2.36GHz, 4XCortex-A53@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. Both the sensors have a f/1.8 aperture, PDAF accompanied with dual-LED flash. The Honor View 10 has a 13-megapixel front facing camera sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.
The Honor View 10 comes with 128GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. However, Huawei has opted for a hybrid dual-SIM and microSD Card configuration instead of a dedicated microSD slot.
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. The device packs a 3750mAh battery with 5V/ 4.5A fast charging support.