Huawei is set to launch the Honor 10 smartphone in India before the end of this month. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer had launched its sub-brand Honor for its users who need cheaper phones as compared to usual expensive Huawei phones like P20 Pro which costs Rs 65,000 in India.
The new Honor 10 is an affordable version of the flagship P20 phone. The phone was originally launched in China some time ago but it is now ready to make its way to India this month. The phone is available in four colors, namely Mirage Blue, Mirage Purple, Magic Night Black, and Grey Gull. This flagship Honor phone is quite similar to the previously launched Huawei Honor View 10 which currently is available for Rs 30,000 in the market.
Huawei P20 was not launched in country because both of these phones have comparatively similar features and launching the Huawei P20 would’ve cannibalized the sales of Honor 10. Both phones use 5.8 inch IPS LCD Screen with display cutout, Kirin 970 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, dual cameras on the back, Android 8.1 Oreo, fingerprint reader and 3400 mAh battery. Both also feature a glass back and USB Type C ports.
The price of Honor 10 is CNY 2,600, which roughly converts to INR 27,000 but sources say the price would definitely differ and that too in the upward direction. It may even reach the Rs 35,000 mark. Vice-President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group said, “We are delighted to announce that Flipkart will be our exclusive online sale partner for Honor 10. We are confident that this association with Flipkart, which shares our vision to deliver superb value to consumers, will help strengthen our position in the Indian smartphone market.” The phone is available in two variants after launch in China a few days ago. The price scheme of both phones are CNY 2,599 for the 64 GB version and CNY 2,999 for 128 GB one. It is expected that the company will only launch the 128 GB version in India, according to sources.
Coming to the specifications, the Honor 10 features a 5.84 inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD + resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone comes with an edge-to-edge display with IPhone like notch. The fingerprint sensor is in the front of the phone. The phone also doesn’t feature water or dust resistance. The phone sports dual cameras on the back with 16 MP and 24 MP sensors and a single front snapper. The battery on this smartphone is of 3400 mAh, which is quite decent.