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Honor V10

Honor V10 is official, a taste of what to expect with P11?

The Honor V10 leaked a few days ago, but the London event finally took place last night. So what’s there to know about the new smartphone?

For one, the phone indeed packs the same Kirin 970 chipset used in the Mate 10. And it’s most likely the same chipset that will appear in the P11, as we reported earlier this month.

The chipset, which consists of four high-powered A73 cores and four lightweight A53 cores, also packs a Neural Processing Unit for AI calculations. So what’s the Honor V10 doing with the machine learning grunt?

Well, Huawei’s Honor website lists AI voice assistance, a “wisdom assistant”, translation and face unlocking as a few tasks enabled by the NPU. At least that’s what Google Translate says.

The Honor V10 offers the same chipset and AI-powered experience as the Mate 10, but ups the main camera to 16MP

We also get the same AI-powered camera experience, being capable of recognising up to 13 scenes and adjusting settings accordingly. Speaking of camera features, you’re looking at a 16MP main shooter and a 20MP monochrome camera, both packing f/1.8 apertures from the looks of it. Look at the selfie camera and you’re getting a 13MP shooter.

Other noteworthy specs include Android Oreo, a 3750mAh battery, 5.99-inch 2160×1080 (18:9) LCD screen, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, a front fingerprint scanner and (yes) a headphone jack.

Another interesting feature listed on the website includes a “game assistant” to improve visual quality, decrease latency and block alerts.

The 4GB/64GB Honor V10 is listed for RMB2699 (R5595 as a straight conversion).

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Hadlee Simons
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