After being in the news for a long time, Honor has finally launched their mid-range flagship phablet in the Chinese market – Honor Note 10. We’re already aware of various aspects of the device thanks to the numerous leaks in the pasts. Unlike any other recently announced honor devices, this one comes with a FullVision display without the notch.
Speaking of key features, the device comes with flagship level specs, nine liquid cooling system, an enhanced GPU Turbo technology, and Kirin 970.
Honor Note 10 specifications and features
The flagship Note 10 comes with a massive 6.9-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a resolution of 2220×1080 pixels. The display comes with 600-nit brightness and 115% NTSC color gamut. While the smartphone doesn’t have a notch on the front but it does have slimmer overall bezels resulting in a higher screen-to-body-ratio.
The phablet is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset coupled with either 6GB or 8GB RAM. Coming to the internal storage, there 64GB and 128GB storage options available. You can also expand the onboard memory via MicroSD up to 256GB. Combining Kirin 970 and the GPU Turbo technology, the phablet will deliver amazing gaming performance.
Talking about the optics, Honor Note 10 comes with a dual camera setup at the back. There are a 24-megapixel primary sensor and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor along with an LED flash and Artificial Image Stabilisation. Both the sensors have an aperture of f/1.8. On the front, you’ll be getting a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. Both the front as well as back cameras support AI-related capabilities.
In terms of security, Honor Note 10 has a Face Unlock support and a fingerprint sensor at the back. Other specifications include USB Type-C, NFC, Android 8.1 Oreo on top of the EMUI 8.2, and a massive 5,000 mAh battery backup. Sadly, there is no 3.5-mm headphone jack but you do get a Type-C to 3.5-mm jack converter. Since the battery is massive, the device has fast charging.
The Nine Liquid cooling and Double Turbo tech
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The brand did manage to impress us with some of their unique features. Honor Note 10 comes with a liquid cooling system having 8 layers of dissipation and the 9th one being the PC-grade liquid-cooled pipe offering 40% better heat management. This means under heavy load the device will experience 10 °C decrease in the temperature which is great.
All the upcoming Honor devices come with the GPU Turbo tech inside but this one here also comprises of CPU Turbo features as well. The brand calls it “Double Turbo”. There is a dedicated button the side which initiates this mode. The same button can be used as a shutter button when the camera app is opened.
Honor Note 10 pricing and availability
The Honor Note 10 comes in different storage options – 4GB RAM & 64GB storage, 6GB RAM & 128GB storage and lastly 8GB RAM & 128GB storage. Speaking of pricing, the base variant is priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,100), the 6GB RAM option will set you back CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 32,100) and lastly, the higher-end variant is going to cost you CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 36,100).
The phablet comes in three different color options – Midnight Black, Phantom Blue, and Lilly White. All the variants will be up for purchase starting from August 3 at 10:08 am. Speaking of Honor Note 10 pricing in India, there is no word whether the device will make its way to the Indian shore. Since India is the second largest market for the brand, a launch event is expected soon.
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