Honor V10 is the newest phone from Huawei. It was released last night and the device comes with a few new tricks and optimistic comments. The V10 is just a cheaper variant of the Mate 10 series. The Chinese manufacturers also showcased their own Face ID and Animoji, which isn’t available on any Huawei device, yet. The star of the show was certainly the Honor V10, though.
Huawei Honor V10
The Honor V10 features an almost 6-inch 1080*2160 resolution display, up to par with the Mate 10 Pro. However, the V10 has an LCD display as compared to an AMOLED on the Mate 10 Pro. The other feature it took from the Mate 10 is its 3.5mm headphone jack.
Android Oreo comes out of the box on all of these smartphones, with EMUI 8.0 on top. Also, the V10 along with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro features Huawei’s top of the line Kirin 970, and a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. RAM options also include 6GB with cheaper 4GB variant also available. The device posted an Antutu benchmark of 165,587, which is quite impressive and up to par with all of the high-end flagships.
The camera sensors have more megapixels on the Huawei Honor V10. The front features a 13MP f/2.0 sensor and the back has a dual 16MP+20MP camera setup, but whether this can reflect on the camera performance of the phone, we will have to wait and see.
To quote what GSMArena said,
“It’s as if the Honor V10 took most of the best specs of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro and mashed them together.”
That being said, it’s disappointing to see no waterproofing in this phone. The battery is comparatively smaller at 3750mAh (fast charging supported). However, you won’t be seeing much of a difference. Finally, the color options include Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red, and Night Black.
The best part as mentioned earlier was the pricing, starting at $410 for the 4GB/64GB variant, $450 for the 6GB/64GB one, and finally $530 for the top tier 128GB storage variant. Availability as of now is restricted to China, but we assume it will be available in other regions pretty soon.
Facial Recognition Technology
Remember the iPhone X’s FaceID, yes, this technology is almost the same thing. The only thing is, Huawei claims it’s even better than the one in the iPhone X. They are working on their own structured light 3D sensor on the front, building a full detailed 300,000 points of your face in just 10 seconds.
The FaceID will unlock your phone in as low as 0.4 seconds, whereas its fingerprint sensor will do it in 0.2 seconds. This authentication can also be used for secure money transactions as well.
Yes, the same Animoji the iPhone X comes with. It’s starting to become a trend for Huawei to compete with Apple. Huawei’s Animojis also support tongue. We cannot say the same about the ones on the iPhone X. So, now your Animojis look even more ridiculous than it already was.
Both the new features aren’t supported on the Huawei Honor V10. Maybe they are saving it for the P11, or maybe it isn’t ready yet.