Earlier in this month, Xiaomi had launched the Mi Max 3 with 6.99-inch mammoth LCD display, 5,500mAh capacity battery and mid-range specs. Today, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has introduced the Honor Note 10. It is also a huge smartphone and it is packed with flagship specs. Also, it is packed while lot of features such as GPU Turbo, PC mode, fast charging, Dolby Atmos speakers and dual rear cameras makes it an irresistible smartphone.
Design and Display
The Honor Note 10 features 2.5D glass panels on its front and rear. The back panel glows in the dark as it is embedded with special metal oxide nano-coating. The device measures 177 x 85 x 7.6mm and weighs 230 grams. The color variants of the Honor Note 10 are color gradient Phantom Blue and Magic Night Black.
The Note 10 offers its users with a gargantuan Super AMOLED display of 6.95 inches. It offers features like 115 percent NTSC color gamut, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, up to 600nits brightness, 70,000:1 contrast ratio and support for HDR 10. The massive screen produces Full HD+ resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. The company claims that the Note 10 offers a screen-to-body ratio of 87 percent.
For better viewing experience, the Note 10 can make use of AI to intelligently more pixels on the display. Honor claims that it can boast the display quality of 20 percent. For multi-tasking, the handset also offers a split-screen mode.
The Kirin 970 SoC is present under the hood of the Honor Note 10. The SoC is coupled with up to 8 GB of RAM. It is loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo that is customized with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 skin. It features up to 128 GB of storage and there is a microSD card slot for more storage.
The GPU Turbo technology that accelerates GPU performance. It features a dedicated CPU Turbo hardware button for gaming. It provides better gaming experience with options like screen recorder, bright mode, do not disturb and more.
The Honor Note 10 is fueled by a 5,000mAh behemoth battery that is coupled with 5V/4.5A fast charging. It offers 6.5 hours of continuous gaming and up to 15 hours non-stop video playback.
With PC grade liquid cooling system onboard, users can enjoy games for longer duration without worrying about heating. It improves heat dissipation by 41 percent and can effectively reduce CPU temperature by 10 degrees Celsius.
The 24-megapixel monochrome sensor + 16-megapixel RGB sensor dual camera setup with dual f/1.8 apertures is present on the rear side of the Honor Note 10. The dual cameras are equipped with features like scene detection, Artificial Intelligence Stabilization (AIS), PDAF, HDR and dual-tone LED flash.
At the frontside of the Honor Note 10 is a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone can capture beautified selfies through AI. The front camera offers features like portrait mode and scene detection. The CPU Turbo can function as camera shutter when the camera app is open.
Connectivity and Other Features
The Honor Note 10 is equipped with usual connectivity features such as dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB-C. The handset lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.
For business users, there is a PC mode which allow users to view the contents of the phone on a larger display through wired or wireless connection. With Dolby Atmos powered stereo speakers onboard, the Note 10 promises impressive audio output. The rear panel of the phablet is fitted with a fingerprint reader. The front camera also functions as face unlock.
Pricing and Variants
The Honor Note 10 variants and their respective pricing are as follows:
- 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM: 2,799 Yuan (~Rs. 28,000)
- 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM: 3,199 Yuan (~Rs. 32,000)
- 128 GB storage + 8 GB RAM: 3,599 Yuan (~Rs. 36,000)
Starting from 1st August, the handset will be available for buying in China. There is no information on when Honor will be bringing the Note 10 to India. The Chinese manufacturer has a global launch on 30th August. There is a possibility that the company may introduce the Note 10 in India after its global unveil.
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