Honor 10 release date, price and specifications

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When a new Huawei flagship enters the market, there’s not long before its sub-brand Honor follows up with a lower priced version. This is what the Honor 10 is to the Huawei P20, it would seem.
Here’s the latest on the rumoured Honor 10.
When is the Honor 10 release date?
The Honor 10 was launched in China on April 19, and has been on sale since 27 April. Doing this is a pain, as we know all the specs and features but have to pretend we don’t, in a way.


As it’s a Chinese launch, it means that the UK will come later, and there are press invites for a 15 May launch event in London. So the phone is out there, confirmed. But the UK has to wait.
You can even win tickets to the UK launch here.
How much will it cost?
Despite the leaks, there is no rumoured UK price yet for the Honor 10, but it will definitely be cheaper than any equivalent Huawei phone. When the Honor 9 launched last year it was £379 in the UK compared to the Huawei P10 that sold for £569.
Seeing as the likely similar Huawei P20 sells for £599, we’d hope the Honor 10 will cost £399. Fingers crossed.
In China, the Honor 10 costs CNY 2,599, which is about £300 at current exchange rates. This would be incredibly cheap, and we still think in the UK it’ll push nearer £400. This is the price for the entry level 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The other options are 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for CNY 2,999 (£336) or 6GB RAM and 128GB storage (£404) – the UK will probably only have one of these options and most likely the high-end one. But that’s still a lot of phone for the money.
What are the features and specifications of the Honor 10?
Backed up by the ‘10’ and the dual camera logo in the above ad, this is the Honor 10:


As other regions have already reviewed the phone and the Chinese site is live, there’s not much left to the imagination.
Leaked on Weibo, the render gives a lot away: dual f/1.6 cameras (akin to the Huawei P20), a new curved edge design and most tellingly of all a two-tone gradient colour scheme like that of the twilight coloured Huawei P20.
The Honor 10 also has a notch, and is more similar in design to the Huawei P20 Lite than the P20 or P20 Pro.


The notch contains the earpiece and front facing camera, and may well allow for software to hide the notch if you don’t like the look.
We’d hopes it doesn’t actually say ‘AI camera’ on the back, but it does.
It has a 5.84in 19:9 IPS LCD with the Kirin 970 chipset and front facing fingerprint scanner.


Chinese regulator TENAA also now has specs for the Honor 10, so our guesses seem to be pretty much nailed on, with the phone to have 4 or 6GB RAM and 64 or 128GB storage. 
Also expect USB-C for fast charging, but no wireless charging, waterproofing or a headphone jack. Honor has resisted leaving off the 3.5mm headphone jack until now, but perhaps the Honor 10 will keep it as a differentiator to the Huawei brand it takes most of its features from.
Its dual cameras might be the same as the P20 (20Mp monochrome and 12Mp colour sensors) and tote the same excellent night mode. And to top it off, it’ll likely all run on Android Oreo – hopefully version 8.1 and EMUI 8.1, the best version of Huawei designed Android skin to date.
Hopefully Honor will throw a surprise in there too.
We’re excited – the Honor 10 looks like a great way to pick up Huawei-flagship specs at a significant discount. Stay tuned for the confirmed details soon.

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