Last week, Honor India had “confirmed” that its next flagship device, the Honor 10 will be priced “around Rs.35,000” in India. However, the final pricing of the smartphone could actually be slightly lower than expected. Budding Indian leakster @IshanAgarwal24 has claimed the Honor 10 will be priced at or under the Rs.30k mark in India at launch.
Honor 10: India Pricing Could be Around Rs.30,000
According to @IshanAgarwal24, the Honor 10 pricing in India will be around Rs.30,000 and not Rs.35,000 as previously suggested. In the Middle-Eastern markets, the leakster says the Honor 10 is priced at $448 (Rs.30,000 approx.). Honor usually prices its smartphones around Rs.4,000-5,000 lower in India than in the Middle-East, so there is even a chance that the Honor 10 could carry a sub-Rs.30,000 price tag in India. This, would, of course, mean that the Honor View 10 will get a price cut to maintain a gap between it and the newer Honor 10. Since the smartphone’s final pricing is yet to be confirmed, we do suggest taking this new info with a grain of salt. In terms of color options, we expect the Honor 10 to be available in Black, Blue, and Grey colors in India.
Honor 10: India Launch Date
As confirmed by the official teaser on Flipkart this past weekend, the Honor 10 will be launched in India on the 15th of this month. On the same day, Honor will be holding a global launch event for the Honor 10 in London. While the Honor View 10 was launched as an Amazon exclusive in the Indian market, the upcoming Honor 10 will be available only on Flipkart. The smartphone will be pitted against the upcoming OnePlus 6, which is set to be launched in India on the 17th of May.
Honor 10: Specifications, Features
Announced in China last month, the Honor 10 sports a 5.84-inch FullView display offering 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Similar to the Huawei P20 series of smartphones, the Honor 10 features a notch on the top. Below the FullView display is an Ultrasonic fingerprint that lets users unlock the smartphone quickly even with wet hands. Powering the smartphone is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.36 GHz with a Mali-G72MP12 GPU. The variant expected to be launched in India will include 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Unlike most other Android smartphones, the Honor 10 does not include a microSD card slot, so further expansion is not possible.
In the camera department, Honor 10 is equipped with an impressive 24MP + 16MP AI dual-camera setup. Similar to the latest Huawei flagships, the Honor 10 uses AI to automatically detect the scene, subjects, and objects in the frame to apply the optimum settings and help users capture the perfect shot, every time. The AI camera is said to be able to recognize 500+ scenarios in 22 categories. In terms of video, the Honor 10 can shoot up to 4K videos at 30 fps. On the front of the handset is a 24-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.4 aperture and Full HD video capture. Just like the rear cameras, the front camera uses AI for “perfect” selfies. The front-facing camera comes with an AI Portrait Mode as well as 3D Portrait Lighting.
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, USB Type-C, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. Fueling the Honor 10’s internals is a 3400mAh non-removable battery with Honor SuperCharge (5V, 4.5A) fast charging technology. Honor says the battery takes just 25 minutes to achieve 50% charge. In the audio department, Honor 10 impresses with a dedicated AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip supporting 7.1 multi-channel audio. In terms of dimensions, the smartphone measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm and weighs in at 153 grams.