The Honor 10 launched in China last month, now it has gone global starting with the United Kingdom and India. The phone was earlier launched in Chinese market in the month of April. In India, the smartphone has been launched as a Flipkart exclusive and is set to take on OnePlus' next flagship device, the OnePlus 6. It will be made available in over 25 global markets including India in this month. The new smartphone will be available for pre-order exclusively on Flipkart starting May 16. "Honor introduced Phantom Blue in 2016, Phantom Grey in 2017 and now the exquisite Aurora, a true breakthrough in smartphone design", said Honor President George Zhao.
Honor is offering additional Rs 5,000 off as regular exchange value for all Honor smartphones. Axis bank Credit and Debit card users can get 10% instant discount, taking the effective price of the device down to Rs. 29,999. The Phantom Blue variant has a two-tone color gradient finish which reflects different colous depending upon the angle you look at it from.
"The Honor 10 has a 5.84" IPS LCD FHD+ Full View display with a notch at the top. The fast-charging 3,400mAh battery is also identical. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa core AI backed Huawei Kirin 970 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The smartphone is running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS with custom iOS style EMUI 8.1 skin on the top. the EMUI is a custom Android OS based skin developed by Huawei/Honor, which offers a sleeve of features which are missing on the stock Android OS. The teaser reveals the number 7 with a glimpse of the phone's front and back indicating an Honor 7 series smartphone might be launched, with dual rear cameras and a tall 18:9 display.
The device features Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication which is more accurate than the regular fingerprint scanners and it can read the fingerprint correctly even when the finger is wet or greasy.
The front camera is a 24MP sensor with AI features that adjusts lighting condition automatically. 3D Portrait Lighting is available as well, creating professional studio lighting effects using both front and rear cameras.
Connectivity options on the device include dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C.