Sadly the live stream of the event has messed things up but we finally have the first of the two big releases this week, with the OnePlus 6 being tomorrow. Honor is Huawei’s sub-brand providing a more affordable alternative, and its popularity has boomed in recent years.
As you would expect from a flagship this year, you get a huge bezel-less display measuring 5.84-inch running at 2,280 x 1080 and including the ubiquitous notch which houses an impressive 24MP selfie camera. Similar to the Asus Zenfone event there were some shameless comparisons to the iPhone X.
The phone is all glass with an aluminium frame, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro, they have a fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone which is both thin and skirting the lower bezel minimizing the overall thickness of the bezel. The sensor is actually an ultrasonic in-glass fingerprint sensor, so the area is completely smooth.
Similar to other recent flagship phones from Huawei, the Honor 10 will use a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC which has a built-in neural processor unit that we first say on the Mate 10 Pro, this NPU will handle the AI features built into the phone.
The camera set-up isn’t quite as extravagant as the P20 Pro, but it still packs a decent 24MP and 16MP dual-camera with f/1.8 aperture on the rear which then uses the NPU to adjust shots automatically.
The base model comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You will also get a 3,400mAh battery with quick charge support and run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with the latest EMUI skin on top. It also sports a USB Type-C port and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
As well as traditional colour schemes like Black and Teal, the Honor 10 is also available in Twilight that has a prismatic effect that switches between shades of blue, purple, and pink
Overall, it is very similar to the Normal P20 which retails for £549 in the UK. In comparison, the Honor 10 will be available for just £399 which is an amazing price for a phone with flagship features, and will no doubt undercut the OnePlus 6 pricing. Availability should be from today.