Honor's new Honor 10 smartphone is basically a budget Huawei P20 (updated with Singapore pricing and availability)
Update (30th May): The Honor 10 is now available at Honor's official Lazada store. Only the higher-end 128GB version is available for S$579, making it quite a bit cheaper than European pricing.
Originally published on 16th May 2018:-
Honor, Huawei's affordable sub-brand has announced a new flagship smartphone today, and it's basically a budget version of Huawei's P20.
The Honor 10 (not to be confused with the Honor View 10) has a 5.84-inch LCD display with a notch in it and a 19:9 aspect ratio and 2,280 x 1,080 pixels resolution (~432ppi). It has an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint scanner below the display, a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the phone and a dual rear camera on the back.
The dual-camera system is similar to the P20, and pairs a 16-megapixel f/1.8 RGB sensor with a 24-megapixel f/1.8 monochrome sensor. While the Honor 10's cameras aren't Leica co-engineered, it does have many of the AI scene and object recognition features you'll find in the P20 and P20 Pro. On the front, there's a 24-megapixel selfie camera.
The Honor 10 is powered by the same Kirin 970 processor that's inside the P20 and P20 Pro, with 4GB RAM and either 64 or 128GB of storage. The battery is fairly large for a phone this size, with 3,400mAh capacity.
The phone will be available in Midnight Black, Phantom Grey, Phantom Blue (pictured) and Phantom Green, the latter two of which were designed for Honor at The Paris Aesthetics Center. Honor has engineered a unique glass design, called Aurora design, that uses 15 layers of 3D glass on the rear of the phone to better showcase these colors, revealing a dazzling array of colors from every angle.
The Honor 10 is launching in Europe today with a price of €399 (~S$635) for the 64GB variant or €449 (~S$714) for the 128GB version.