Honor 10 launch highlights: 64 GB and 128 GB variants announced at EUR399 and EUR449, to go on sale from midnight

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May 15, 2018 IST

  • 20:03 (IST)

    And that's a wrap! Thank you for joining us. Stay tuned to tech2 for more a first impressions.

  • 20:01 (IST)

    India prices will be revealed later tonight

  • 19:59 (IST)

    #ICYMI

  • 19:58 (IST)

    Honor 10 prices... At last!

    64 GB model: 399 EUR (around Rs 32,200)

    128 GB model: 449 EUR (around Rs 36,300)

    The phone will be available globally from tonight and on Flipkart in India at midnight.

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Party mode for Honor 10

    Honor supports 7.1 audio. The phone will also come with Monster-branded earphones.

  • 19:49 (IST)

    Video stabliisation

    Honor 10 apparently brings "high quality" video stabilisation.

  • 19:48 (IST)

    ​Enhanced AI

    A Honor 10, AI function can "help" a lot to enhance your life.

  • 19:48 (IST)

    Twitter reacts to Honor 10 launch

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Tourism

    There's a very strong influence on Beauty tech,

  • 19:38 (IST)

    #Aimazing performance

    Honor has unleashed a global photo contest.

  • 19:37 (IST)

    Smart portrait categorisation

    The Honor 10's AI mode will help smartly categories all your photos.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    How to use AI to improve photography

    Image segmentation: Honor 10 recognises each part of the scene and optimises it separately.

    AI also improves the selfie experience, to that end, they already have a 24 MP front camera, which uses something called 4-in-1 light fusion.

  • 19:30 (IST)

    3D portrait lightning mode

  • 19:29 (IST)

    Honor 10 vs iPhone X

    Zhao points out that the iPhone X can't blur the background in group photos. Honor 10 can.

  • 19:28 (IST)

    3D Portrait Lighting

    Borrowing a page from Apple's book, the Honor 10 will include a 3D portrait lighting mode, which will eliminate the background and ley you customise the colour.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Portrait mode

    AI processing also allows for great background blur, claims Honor. But I must admit, the image samples do look rather nice.

  • 19:26 (IST)

    AI in photography

  • 19:25 (IST)

    Better than a pro

    Zhao believes that Honor 10's AI camera can compete with a professional photographers. "You do not need a professional photographer to prepare the camera samples", adds Zhao.

  • 19:22 (IST)

    Bokeh

    Most phones can do decent enough bokeh now. With Honor 10, the person can be separated from the background. It then identifies objects in the scene, such as the presence of an animal and the colour of the background.

    AI photography optimises the image for each different aspect of photography.

  • 19:21 (IST)

    Enabling AI

  • 19:20 (IST)

    AI in photography

    In the VIew 10, Huawei started examining photos to learn. The Honor 10 learns about the kind of photographer you are. 

    It uses a 24 MP +16 MP dual "AI photography camera". Both are f/1.8 lenses.

    The larger 24 MP sensor is monochrome while the 16 MP unit is RGB.

  • 19:18 (IST)

    Design a theme, win big

  • 19:17 (IST)

    AI processing chops

    Zhao is demoing the "advanced, real-time AI" processing capabilities of the Honor 10 with a video that is showing off real-time background substitution.

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Advanced AI experience

    In 2016, Honor was the first vendor to launch an AI phone, says Zhao.

    Today, Honor 10 has a neural processing unit (NPU) that is comparable to the Snapdragon 845 and Apple's A11, claims Zhao.

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Honor 10 global theme design contest

    Zhao has announced a theme-design contest for the Honor 10.

  • 19:12 (IST)

    New themes

    Honor commissioned some of the world's best designers to build themes for the phone. These include an Aurora theme for the Phantom Green phone.

    I think I'd still go for stock Android though. Sigh...

  • 19:10 (IST)

    Defending the notch

  • 19:09 (IST)

    Under-glass fingerprint sensor

    The phone has an underbody fingerprint sensor, which results in a phone with minimal bezels. Is this the first, commercially available phone with an underglass fingerprint sensor? 

  • 19:08 (IST)

    It has a notch

    The 5.84-inch near bezel-less screen has a notch, but it has a software mode to hide the notch.

  • 19:07 (IST)

    Honor 10 changes colour in the light

  • 19:06 (IST)

    Phantom Blue

    This option is blue, but it can change also change to purple.

  • 19:05 (IST)

    Phantom Green

    The Phantom Green colour of the Honor 10 is isnpired by the Aurora. It will also show hints of purple and blue.

  • 19:04 (IST)

    Our first "official" glimpse of the Phantom Green Honor 10

  • 19:03 (IST)

    3D glass

    The phone is coated in "3D glasses", which apparently creates the best "colour reflections."

  • 19:01 (IST)

    Honor 10 designed in #Urban #Paris 

  • 19:01 (IST)

    #BeautyInAI

    Today, we can name smartphone colours, as light blue, white, etc. The Honor 10 colour is indefinable, it's dynamic.

    You will see a different design in different light.

    We used light-beaming (reflection, refraction, etc.) to show the Honor 10 in up to 6 other colours.

  • 18:59 (IST)

    Colour-changing design
    Honor: The colour changes with the lights, it's always moving, it will never be the same.

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Sky's the limit
    Your imagination can trick your eyes into seeing a magical phenomena.

  • 18:57 (IST)

    #CityMuse

    The colour is inspired by the changing hues of a city, the movement of colour and light.

  • 18:57 (IST)

    #MotionDesign

    Honor: We draw our inspiration from motion and dynamics. We want to express this fast-moving element of life as design and colour. The city is our playground.

    Our community of users also do not conform to stereotypes.

  • 18:55 (IST)

    Inspired by a city

    The excitement of Paris has been channeled into the design of the phone.

  • 18:54 (IST)

    The new Honor 10 design concept

    A French designer is here to talk about the design of the Honor 10.

  • 18:52 (IST)

    Market share

    In Russia, Honor is already in top 3. It's number 5 in India, says Zhao.

    We've seen 100% growth globally, he adds.

  • 18:50 (IST)

    Promises

    Zhao: Within three years, we're in top 5. Within 5, we'll be in the top 3.

  • 18:49 (IST)

    George Zhao, president of Honor is on stage

    Three years ago, Honor launched the Honor 7 in London to "kick off Honor's global journey", says Zhao.

  • 18:47 (IST)

    We're being treated to some ballet while we wait...

  • 18:45 (IST)

    The countdown has begun!

    The show is on....

  • 18:44 (IST)

    What's the price?

    Random folk on Twitter are tweeting out that pricing will start at EUR 399. That works out to roughly Rs 32,000. Some are citing prices of EUR 369 (Rs 30,000).

  • 18:28 (IST)

    While we wait...

  • 18:26 (IST)

    Honor fans certainly seem excited...and why shouldn't they be?

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to launch Honor 10 today. It will be Honor's first flagship for 2018. It will be the successor of Honor 9i and Honor 9 Lite.

Honor 10. Honor

Honor 10. Honor

The event will take place in London at 6.30 pm (IST), where the phone will make its global debut. The phone has already been launched in China.

Keeping the tradition of AI (artificial intelligence) and iPhone X-like notch alive, the smartphone is expected to come with a notch on top of the display. And speaking of AI, the phone already comes with a tagline ‘Beauty in AI’.

Speaking of specifications, the phone is expected to have a 5.84-inch FHD+ LCD display in a 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a horizontal dual camera setup which is a 24 MP+16 MP sensor with an LED flash.

The phone might come in two variants. One is expected to be 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage and the other is packed with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

Those interested in catching up with a LIVE feed of the event can click here.

Our man Nimish is at the event right now and will be tweeting live from the event.

Additionally, the phone will go on sale tonight at midnight on Flipkart exclusively.


Updated Date: May 15, 2018 20:06 PM