Honor launches Honor 10 in UAE

Honor 10 will also be available on HiHonor.in and will be bundled with offers including Rs 500 coupon on the purchase of the device, Mobikwik "supercash" up to Rs 2000.

It is worth noting that the Honor 10 originally launched in China last month, and that we're looking at more or less the same phone here, though with a global version of Huawei's EMUI skin, of course, and depending on the market, different RAM and storage setups.

Can Apple rival Huawei conquer the USA market? The brand with its India-first-approach registered an unprecedented growth of 146% owing to strong performance of its recently launched smartphones and captured the fifth position with 3% market share in the Indian smartphone market. The Honor 10 was launched at a glossy event in London's Billingsgate, with the strapline "Beauty in AI". It is priced at Rs 32,999, and is already available in the country through an exclusive partnership with Flipkart. The 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM storage gives sufficient space to stock all your exciting moments recorded in galleries, apps and files.

In Europe, the company launched both the 64GB and 128GB storage variants, priced at Euro 399.90 (roughly Rs. 32,300) and Euro 449.90 (roughly Rs. 36,400), while the in the United Kingdom, the company launched only the 128GB variant, priced at GBP 399.99 (roughly Rs. 36,800).

Honor 10 is equipped with 5.84 inches full HD and has a resolution of 2280×1080. Moreover, the rear cameras of both models offer AI-based features. Its 2GB RAM variant, on the other hand, has a single 13-megapixel CMOS sensor. Anandtech says the Honor 10 goes on sale in 26 countries today. The camera also supports 3D face recognition, optimizes facial details and detects over 100 facial points to ensure "pixel-level accuracy". The Honor 10 comes with two nano SIM card slots, and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. The smartphone has a 3400 mAh Li-ion non-user replaceable battery, with Huawei/Honor's 18W fast charging support via USB type C port. It's a notch that has more in common with that of its sort-of cousin the Huawei P20, though, in that it's less obtrusive than the iPhone X's trend-starter. Under the hood, the handset has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM.

The rear dual camera has 24 and 16MP sensors working together, both f/1.8 with dual-core phase detection autofocus.

The smartphone features a 24MP front-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture. Either way, cloud storage is always an option. Sensors on board the Honor 10 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. All of this added functionality means Qualcomm's sensors are as much as three times more expensive in unit cost than traditional solutions.

Vanessa Coleman