Weeks after its benchmarks were spotted on Geekbench, honor has officially launched its new Note 10 smartphone. The Note 10 is set to be the premium flagship of the brand, going head to head with Huawei’s own high-end devices such as the P20 and P20 Pro.
According to the brand’s official page, the Note 10 features a 6.95-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen ratio of 87%. Additionally, the display supports the HDR10 standard and even comes with an NTSC colour gamut of 115%. It comes in three memory and storage configurations: 6GB/64GB storage, 6GB/128GB storage, and 8GB/128GB storage. It should be noted that regardless of the storage capacity, all configurations come with an expandable microSD storage option.
Powering up the phone is Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, and a large 5000mAh non-removable battery. To keep the chipset and other components cool, the phone is fitted with a liquid-cooling solution that honor says will keep the processor 10 degrees Celcius cooler than other mobile liquid-cooling solutions.
Camera-wise, the Note 10 has a 24MP + 16MP f/1.8 dual array for its main camera, while the front-facing camera uses a single 13MP f/2.0 sensor. Interestingly, the phone’s camera is also backed by an AI processor, which also seems to take on the role as the phone’s image stabiliser.
The Note 10 also comes with honor’s GPU Turbo mode, as well as a CPU Turbo Mode. According to the product detail on the official site, the two feature are software enhancements that, when activated, work together to form what is described as “Double Turbo mode”, and can be launched via a dedicated button on the bottom of the phone.
It also appears that the Note 10 has a PC mode; it seems capable of running an Android desktop OS directly from the phone to a computer display, provided it is connected through its USB Type-C port. Software-wise, the Note 10 is expected to run Android 8.10 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 out of the box.
The honor Note 10 has already begun shipping starting today. In terms of price, the 6GB/64GB storage variant costs 3199 Yuan (~RM1663), 3199 Yuan (~RM1900) for the 6GB/128GB storage variant, an 3599 Yuan (~RM2138) for the 8GB/128GB storage variant. At the time of writing, honor did not specify if and when the Note 10 will be coming to Malaysia.