The Honor 10 is here - and it's a £399 smartphone stunner

Honor 10 Will Go Official in India Today as a Flipkart Exclusive

The device comes in two variants based on the memory configuration - 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage.

Honor today launched the flagship Honor 10 smartphone at an event held in London. For those unaware, the Huawei P20 was announced back in late March this year along with the P20 Pro at an event in Paris. Also, Honor 10 is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset which also powers the P20 Pro.

Honor is one of our favourite smartphone brands. In fact, the Honor 10's India availability will begin on the last day of Flipkart's Big Shopping Days sale. Dimensions of the handset are 149.6x71.2x7.7mm and weight is 153 grams. The Honor 10 isn't supposed to be as good as a phone which carries the haloed Leica insignia, but it's supposed to use a lot of the same derivative technologies to give it a category-redefining edge.

The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84in, 2,280 x 1,080 FHD+ display, and a pixel density of 432 pixels per inch.

What do you think about all of the souped-up Honor 10 features?

The Honor 10 comes powered by the in-house Kirin 970 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. It has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The Honor 10 comes runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with a layer of EMUI on top. The glitzy "Phantom Blue" finish looks utterly gorgeous in the flesh, and looks more than a little like Samsung's Galaxy S9 if you squint. This means the Honor 10 also has a notch which houses the selfie camera, earpiece and proximity sensor. It can even recognize multiple things within a single scene. There is a dual-lens setup at the back with a 24MP primary sensor and a 16MP secondary sensor.

The frontside camera has 3D face recognition and works with "studio lighting effects" with a "range of lighting conditions". Underneath the hood is also a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. We also already did some exclusive hands-on pictures so if you want to know more, head over here to check it out. The bundled charger supports fast charging as well.

This morning the Honor 10 was revealed in full, complete with release details and pricing too. So the Huawei P20 is a fair bit more expensive. Is it just a "fragile P20", as a user commented during the launch? The screen will come with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Below the display lies a rectangular shaped ultrasonic under glass fingerprint sensor.

Design is the other maxim of this phone and Honor pulls all the stops.