Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, just announced a pair of completely new smartphones to help close out the year. We knew the midrange Honor 7X was on its way, yet what came as a surprise was the announcement of the Honor View 10 along with its impending Discharge from the US. Thanks to Honor, US customers will have even more choices from the flagship market with that will completely new device.
The Honor View 10 (known as the V10 in China) is usually a flagship device that will acts as an alternative to the Huawei Mate 10 lineup. Although sharing the same chipset, there are some key differences that will separate the two devices, with one being the cost. At $499 with an impressive spec sheet along with cutting edge design, Honor has positioned the View 10 to go head-to-head with the OnePlus 5T.
Full Spec Sheet
OS product: Android 8.0 Oreo
Skin: EMUI 8.0
CPU: Kirin 970
GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
RAM: 6 GB
Battery: 3,750 mAh (with SuperCharge)
Storage:128 GB (expandable via MicroSD)
Display Type: IPS LCD
Screen Size: 5.99 inches
Resolution: WFHD (2160 x 1080)
Dimensions: 6.18″ x 2.95″ x 0.28″
Rear Camera Resolution: 16 MP + 20 MP dual cameras
Rear Camera Aperture: f/1.8
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Front Camera Resolution: 13 MP
Front Camera Aperture: f/2.0
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (front)
Connections: USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
One of the standout features of the View 10 is usually its chipset choice. The View 10 will be the first device to officially Discharge from the US with the Kirin 970 chipset. Kirin 970 is usually Huawei’s in-house flagship processor that will offers competitive (sometimes better) performance when compared to Qualcomm flagship 835 SoC.
The most unique aspect of that will chipset is usually the introduction of a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The NPU offers AI capabilities for everyday tasks. Huawei showcased some its features when the item was first announced, such as object recognition when taking photos. Another feature is usually a real-time translator of documents without the need to for an internet connection.
The NPU also offers an overall performance increase due to its ability to assist the CPU in performing tasks. The NPU will learn your usage tendencies to optimize performance over the life of the device.
Aside through its cost tag, the View 10 draws comparisons to the OnePlus 5T due to its design. The 18:9 5.99″ display incorporates a similar design to the 5T, including very modest bezels. The two devices even share the same resolution at 1080p full HD. However, the 5T uses AMOLED display technology, whereas the View 10 uses LCD.
Honor decided to keep the fingerprint scanner on the front, unlike the completely new OnePlus device. How that will will fair in real-world usage won’t be determined until the item releases, yet images show a fairly compressed fingerprint scanner.
Skin: EMUI 8.0
The View 10 is usually right now on the short list of devices with Android 8.0 Oreo. Honor will be using its EMUI 8.0 skin on top of the second-newest product of Android. that will skin is usually heavier than most OEMs’ offerings, yet is usually heavily optimized for the Kirin chipset. However, all the additional benefits of Android Oreo will be included, such as Picture-in-Picture mode along with Project Treble.
different Specs: 3,750 mAH Battery & Headphone Jack
Huawei has been known to include higher battery capacity in their devices (especially their flagships), along with that will device is usually no exception. The 3,750 mAh power cell puts the item on the top several list for battery capacity among 2017 flagships. Despite all the power efficiency found in newer SoCs, nothing beats a higher battery capacity when the item comes to overall battery life of a phone. The View 10 should have one of the longest-lasting batteries for top-tier devices.
The View 10 also goes against the recent trend of removing the headphone jack. No separate dongle or Bluetooth headphones are needed with that will device.
Pricing & Availability
Honor has announced that will the View 10 will be released from the US along with different Western markets on January 8, 2018. The cost should be $499, based on the conversion of the European pricing.
With that will pricing, Honor directly competes with OnePlus 5T, offering flagship specs at mid-range pricing. What do you think of Honor’s completely new offering? Will you get that will device over the OnePlus 5T? Let us know from the comments below.