It has been busy few days for smartphone companies as they launched a series of new phones and plan to unveil many more in the days to come. But one brand, in particular, has a packed schedule with more than one launch in just a matter of days. Huawei's sub-brand, Honor, recently unveiled Honor 9N in India and now it unveiled Honor Note 10 in China.
While the company hasn't revealed the Honor Note 10's arrival plans in India, fans needn't be disappointed. Honor has confirmed a launch event in New Delhi on August 6, 2018, where it plans to unveil the Honor Play for the Indian consumers.
Since Honor launches new smartphones in China first and later brings them to India, we can expect the Honor Note 10 to arrive in the future. But that doesn't take away the limelight from Honor Play, which is coming next week.
Honor Play is available in China starting at ¥1,999 (roughly Rs 21,000) for 4GB RAM variant and ¥2,399 (around Rs 25,100) for 6GB RAM model. The handset is likely to be priced around the same range when launched exclusively on Amazon India.
As for the specifications, Honor Play features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. There are dual cameras at the back of the phone, combining 16MP (f/2.2) and 2MP (f/2.4) sensors, and a 16MP front-facing snapper with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
Under the hood, Honor Play packs a HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset - same as Honor 10 smartphone, 64GB onboard storage and a 3,750mAh battery with fast charging support. The handset supports dual SIM cards, microSD cards, USB Type-C and 4G VoLTE.
Honor Play also boasts the company's GPU Turbo technology for enhanced graphics performance without any lags. There's also 4D Haptic Feedback for in-game controls, which triggers vibrations based on different in-game actions like explosions, gunfire and more. In addition, Honor Play comes with a dedicated NPU, which ensures seamless AI computing under the hood.
Honor Note 10
If you're still interested in the Honor Note 10, here's a look at the features.
Honor Note 10 features a 6.9-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, but it doesn't have a notch up top. It is powered by the same Kirin 970 processor as the Honor Play, complete with GPU Turbo, 6GB RAM and a high-end model with 8GB RAM. The handset comes with 8-layer heat dissipation feature called "The Nine Liquid Cooling Technology," which the company claims to offer 10-degree Celsius cooler experience than rivals.
Honor Note 10 has an impressive camera setup. At the back, there are dual cameras with 24MP and 16MP sensors, AIS, scene detection, f/1.8 aperture and LED flash. On the front is a 13MP sensor with AI modes and Face Unlock feature.
Honor Note 10 has a Samsung Dex-like dock that connects the smartphone to any HDTV via USB Type-C to turn it into a smart display. Under the hood, the phone packs a large 5,000mAh battery, 4G LTE support, dual SIM card and microSD card support.
Honor Note 10 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual stereo speakers with Dolby panoramic audio, 64GB/128GB storage options, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC and other standard connectivity options.
Honor Note 10 goes on sale in China on August 3. It comes in three colours, Midnight Black, Phantom Blue, and Lilly White. There are three variants to choose from, 4GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB, which are priced at ¥2,799 (roughly Rs 28,100), ¥3,199 (around Rs 32,100) and ¥3,599 (roughly Rs 36,100).