Honor launches Kirin 970-equipped flagship at P23,990
MANILA, Philippines – Huawei's budget sub-brand Honor launched its flagship phone, the Honor 10, in the Philippines.
The Honor 10, originally unveiled in China back in April, becomes one of the cheapest phones in the Philippines to be considered a flagship.
Headlining its specs is its Kirin 970 processor, introduced in last year's Huawei Mate 10 series and later found in the P20 flagship phones. The 970 was touted for its AI capabilities. At launch, the Mate 10 was priced at P32,990; the Mate 10 Pro at P38,990; the P20 at P34,990; and the P20 Pro at P44,990. (WATCH: What are the differences between the Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro?)
The Honor 10 is P23,990. It has dual rear cameras (non-Leica unlike the P20 and Mate 10 phones), 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 5.84-inch full HD+ screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and a fingerprint scanner. Like the P20 Pro, the Honor 10 also comes in an iridescent color variant. (READ: Here are the specs of Huawei's new flagships, the P20 and P20 Pro)
The P20 Pro and P20, however, have the more advanced camera systems co-engineered with premium camera maker Leica, which have allowed the phones to reign atop the Dxomark mobile phone camera rankings. The P20 Pro is still number 1 with its 109 rating, and the P20 is third with a 102 rating. Up until recently, the P20 had been second before the HTC U12+ upended it with a 103 rating. The Honor 10 hasn't undergone Dxomark's tests as of writing.
Check out the Honor 10's specs:
- 5.84-inch (1080 x 2280) 19:9 LCD display, 432 pixels-per-inch
- Kirin 970 chip
- Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB of storage
- Dual rear cameras (16MP RGB + 24MP black and white f/1.8 rear camera, EIS, LED flash)
- 24MP f/2.0 front camera
- Dual SIM
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB Type-C
- Android Oreo 8.1 (EMUI 8.1 skin)
- 3,400 mAh battery with fast charging
- Available in phantom blue and midnight black colors
The Honor 10 will be available on June 6 on online store Shopee, and physical stores after. The first 100 to pre-order from May 31 to June 4 on Shopee will get P1,000 off. The first 100 buyers will also get a free pair of JBL headphones. – Rappler.com