Unboxing The Honor 10

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Honor 10, Huawei's sub-brand flagship smartphone is set for both global and India launch today, May 15.

Honor 10 will also be available on HiHonor.in and will be bundled with offers including Rs 500 coupon on the purchase of the device, Mobikwik "supercash" up to Rs 2000. The backside camera works with "AI 2.0" technology, which means it's going to be able to identify locations by the objects it sees - we'll see about that. Those who wish to can also turn it off in the phone's settings leaving a plain black bar.

The Kirin 970 is the only second mobile SoC in the world besides the A11 Bionic on the iPhone X which comes with something called the NPU - a neural processing unit - that has a singular objective to speeding up machine learning on the device and not guzzle huge amounts of power. The Honor 10 will be quite different from its predecessor, the Honor 9, and will sport a notch display similar to that of the iPhone X. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 interface and is powered by a 3400mAh battery with support for Fast Charging. Under the hood, it is powered by the Kirin 970 SoC, which makes the Honor 10's AI Camera features possible. The company hasn't made the price of the Honor 10 official as of yet. The smartphone has been declared in four distinct color such as Mirage Purple, Mirage Blue, Magic Night Black, and Gray Gull. It sports a 5.84-inch bezel-less display with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Honor has earmarked this area with dots, to let you know that that's where you need to press to unlock your phone.

The dual rear-facing cameras are not as impressive as the ones found on the P20, making do without Leica optimizations, but you're still looking at two very capable 24 and 16MP shooters with dual f/1.8 aperture.

In the Huawei P20's case that's paired with 4GB of RAM, while the Honor 10 is landing in both 4GB and 6GB versions (4GB in the UK).

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I'm a little less enamoured with the software, however, which I cover in detail on the next page of this Honor 10 review. Moreover, it comes with a decently large 3,400mAh battery. Along with the several AI-based features, the camera app also includes AR stickers.

On the front, the Honor 10, comes with a 24-megapixel camera. Honor claims that the smartphone can charge up to 50% within 25 minutes.

Max brightness levels don't match the quoted 1000 nits brightness of LG's flagship G7 ThinQ and the Honor 10 isn't Mobile HDR certified.

It is confirmed the Honor 10 will available exclusively on Flipkart starting midnight May 16. This offer will be live from May 16 till May 18. We're talking mostly photography enhancements, like real-time scene recognition, an AI portrait mode for "authentic bokeh" effects, 3D portrait lighting, as well as "professional yet natural" selfies.

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