Honor is back with the V10, its newest flagship, which comes with a nearly bezel-free display. Honor V10 was announced at an event in China and brings a pretty respectable package to the table. As you’d expect, this device follows the 2017 trend of ditching bezels to the extent possible in favor of including a larger, 18:9 display to give users a bit of extra space. Here, users get a 5.99-inch 1080p display with bezels that about as thin as the competition.
On the internal hardware front, the Honor V10 comes equipped with Huawei’s custom octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset as standard. There are also three variants that mix up the RAM count and storage capacity. These come in at 4 GB / 64 GB on the base model and 6 GB / 128 GB at the top-end. Storage is also expandable up to 256 GB across all variants.
Other specifications include a dual 16MP and 20MP rear camera setup with Huawei’s AI tech that was recently introduced in the Mate 10 Pro, 13MP front-facing shooter, a 3,750 mAh battery, and Honor also keeps the fan-favorite 3.5mm headphone jack.
In addition, the V10 runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 skin over the top. It also packs a respectably-sized 3,750 mAh battery with support for fast charging (from zero to 50% in half an hour, Honor claims), and sticks with a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack but there’s no waterproofing.
Honor also packed its own version of Apple’s “Animojis” into the Honor V10. The characters present here aren’t the same by any means (the one highlights here is literally a panda dressed like a pilot for crying out loud), but Honor does claim that its version is even better than Apple’s.
The Honor V10 will be available in China starting next month in four colors — Black, Gold, Aurora Blue, and a gorgeous Red. The Huawei Honor V10 is on pre-order now, sales start December 5. You can check Vmall, JD, Tmall and others online retailers in China. International availability has not been announced.
What about Europe and the US? There will be an event on December 5 (which we will attend) and we’ll get the info for the Western launch. Chances are that local taxes and tariffs will bump up the final price. Pricing lands between 2699 yuan ($409 USD) and 3499 yuan ($530 USD) depending on the model selected.