Honor V10 is here and it’s proof that you can have a smartphone with slim, almost invisible bezels and still retain the headphone jack (we’re looking at you Pixel 2!). #mobilemagic
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor coughed up another flagship device this week. V10 is a working contradiction – it follows the 18:9 aspect ratio, slimming the bezels significantly, while retaining the headphone jack. That’s not all – they even managed to keep the fingerprint scanner on the bottom front, instead of moving it to the back like most manufacturers did. So, it’s possible guys; you can have all the features you love on a smartphone that follows the latest trends in design.
Honor V10- doesn’t disappoint when it comes to processing power and camera prowess, either. There’s the latest Huawei Kirin 970 processor with dedicated AI engine under the hood with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. You can expand the storage to 256GB and take pictures with a dual 16MP and 20MP rear camera or a 13MP front-facing shooter.
Android Oreo is the running operating system and there’s a 3,750 mAh battery to keep up with the processes. Even though all of the main features are expected from a flagship, what is really surprising is the selling price – just CNY 2,699 (around $409). On December 5, Honor V10 will be available for purchase in China, on blue, black and red.
Huawei took advantage of this announcement to showcase their latest facial recognition technology, one that competes with Apple’s Face ID. Their system also relies on a special camera array that can create a depth map of the face using 10 times more points in space than Apple’s software. Therefore, it should be more accurate and capable of tracking even gestures like sticking out your tongue. That said, their system needs about 10 seconds to create a 3D model of the face, which is annoyingly slower than any other biometric technology on the market right now.
No need to feel sorry for Huawei, though; their tech is not finished yet, nor can you find it in any mobile device from Huawei yet. There’s still time to iron out the kinks to reduce the processing time.