Honor just announced a new high-end smartphone, the Note 10, and looks like the company isn’t going to stop here. There are still a few more high-end phones to come this year from Honor. The Note 10 was in the news from past month, and we got a lot of leaks and rumors of the phone. Most of them turned out true as the phone was announced today in China. There are some new and interesting features like the CPU Turbo, but we will talk about that later in this article. First, let’s discuss the design.
Just like all the previous flagships from Honor, the Note 10 has a glass back and an aluminum frame. The dual camera setup on the rear seems inspired from the Honor View 10 as it is almost the same, except for the fact that the arrangement is now vertical instead of horizontal on the View 10. In other words, Honor took the camera setup of View 10 and placed it vertically on the Note 10.
There is an 18.5:9 display on the front and it is a good thing that unlike the Honor 10, the Note 10 doesn’t have a notch, something that a majority of users don’t like at all. Again, unlike the Honor 10, the fingerprint scanner on the Note 10 is placed on the rear. The back panel has a clean design since there are no visible Antenna lines. One thing the phone lacks is a 3.5mm headphone jack is the first time we have a flagship from Honor with no headphone jack.
The phone has three buttons on the right side – the volume rockers, power button and the dedicated button for the Dual Turbo Mode (CPU and GPU Turbo). This extra button also works as the shutter key when using the camera, so that’s sweet.
Coming to the specifications, the Honor Note 10 has a 6.95-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution (2220×1080) & 115% NTSC color gamut. The screen supports HDR10 as well that boosts the colors.
The chipset powering the Note 10 is the Kirin 970 that we have seen on all the flagships from Huawei and Honor this year. Even this year, this is a pretty capable chipset that promises great performance and power efficiency, thanks to the 10nm manufacturing process. There are three variants of the phone – 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM. The phone also has the microSD card slot with which, the storage can be expanded up to 256GB.
We have already seen the GPU Turbo feature that launched with the Honor Play but this time, the company announced the CPU Turbo as well. The CPU Turbo technology increases the clock speed of the CPU and frees up the RAM, hence improving the overall experience while doing CPU and GPU intensive tasks like gaming. The phone has an inbuilt cooling system inside that uses a heat pipe which keeps the CPU cool since increasing the clock speed will surely result in more heat.
The company calls this liquid cooling system as ‘The Nine.’ Honor says that this system ensures 41% better heat management and 10-degree lower temperatures when doing heavy tasks like gaming. As mentioned above, there is a dedicated button that enables both the GPU Turbo and CPU Turbo on the Honor Note 10.
With more clock speed comes more power consumption, right? Well, the Honor Note 10 has a massive 5,000mAh battery that is more than enough to last a full day of moderate use since it has a 10nm chipset underneath. There is fast charging as well so the charging time won’t be an issue for sure.
Coming to the cameras, there is a dual rear camera setup that includes a primary 24MP f/1.8 camera and a secondary 16MP f/1.8 camera. On the front, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone, just like previous flagships from Honor, comes with some AI Features like Scene Detection, Portrait Mode, etc.
Android 8.1 Oreo runs out of the box with the EMUI 8.2 on top. The phone comes in two colors – Phantom Blue and Midnight Black. Finally, here is the pricing for all the three variants of the Honor Note 10 –
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM – 2,799 Yuan ($410)
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 3,199 Yuan ($468)
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 3,599 Yuan ($527)
So, What are your views on this new flagship from Honor? Do you want it to launch globally? Do let us know via the comments section.