Not even a month after the introduction 3 new smartphones in Singapore, Honor is here with their latest Honor 10 smartphone. The Honor 10 was only launched globally last week on the 15th May in London. Singapore will be the first in Southeast Asia to receive the new Honor 10.
Inspired by the Huawei P20
In case you didn’t know, Honor is actually a sub-brand under Huawei. The two brands share the same technology and design for their smartphones.
This also explains why the Honor 10 is largely similar to Huawei’s current flagship P20 smartphone. In terms of hardware, the Honor 10 is almost identical to the Huawei P20. Both phones are equipped with the high end Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor, which gives the smartphone an accelerated neural network processing capabilities with the integrated NPU. Both phones also has 128GB of internal flash storage and 4GB of RAM.
There are some slight differences when it comes to the display. The Honor 10 comes with a 1080 x 2280 resolution 5.84″ display, while the P20 is equipped with a 1080 x 2240 5.8″ resolution display. This makes the Honor 10 slightly “taller” than the P20. Both displays are of LTPS IPS LCD type.
|Glacier Grey (Left)|
|Phantom Blue (Left)|
Comparing between the two smartphones, the Honor 10 looks much better, because of the aurora glass design at the back. This gives the phone a more premium feel. The Honor 10 glass design is made with 15 layers of 3D glass on the back, which reflects a different colour radiance from every angle. Particularly, the Phantom Blue and Phantom Green versions really sets the Honor 10 apart from any other smartphones in the market.
Highly Intelligent Camera enabled by the smartphone’s NPU
The Honor 10 prides itself in its highly intelligent camera system. Backed by a 24MP+16MP rear camera which works hand in hand with the Kirin 970’s NPU, the smartphone can understand images in real-time, and apply scene-specific settings for the best possible photo quality. Up to date, the neural network trained by the company can recognize more than 500 scenarios in 22 categories. We understand that the classification model improves every time Honor pushes down an update to the phone.
Moreover, the NPU can also do its magic for images captured by the 24MP front camera as well. The device can accurately detect portraits, and apply a bokeh effect accordingly. It also supports studio lighting effects with a range of lighting conditions.
Of course, the phone also receives all the other premium features found on the brand’s flagship phones, such as the Honor Super Charge, a new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and the latest Android 8.1 with the EMUI OS.
The cheapest Honor 10 in the world
The Honor 10’s introductory price to the Singapore market is one of the most competitive globally. The retail pricing of S$579 closely follows the SRP in mainland China at 2599 RMB. (In fact, if you deduct the 7% GST from the $579 price, it is in fact cheaper than China’s SRP!)
The Honor 10 will be available for purchase at major online platforms as well as key Honor retail stores, included selected Challenger outlets from 22nd May 2018 onwards.
For comparison, the Huawei P20 costs S$898 here in Singapore. Talk about the value that the Honor 10 brings at S$319 cheaper!