Honor 10 timeline will cover all the news, leaks, rumours, speculations, release date, pricing details, features, specifications till final launch of the phone at a single page. It will succeed the previously outed Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 smartphones and at the same time, will compliment the Huawei Honor View 10 smartphone. The premium flagship device bears the flag of company and intends to touch new heights of success. This post will be frequently updated with latest developments regarding the handset, so to keep yourself updated, do bookmark this page.
Three leaked images allegedly show the Huawei Honor 10 | Date : 28th March, 2018
Today three images have been leaked on Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent, and they allegedly show the Honor 10, a smaller variant of View 10. The images seen show the assumed handset trapped inside a big bulky case, so as to protect the prototype safe from leaksters. The leaked prototype live images show front dual camera housed on a notch. The notch is minimal in size just like the recently launchedHuawei P20 and P20 Pro. Fingerprint is missing on the rear panel and looks like that it is mounted on home button. The prototype appeared in blue shade.
Posters leaked for Huawei Honor 10, few specifications out too | Date : 6th April, 2018
A promotional poster outed in China shows handsets from back side. It shows smartphone in very distinct multi-color pattern i.e. Twilight. Fingerprint sensor is not available on the rear panel, so it is likely to be positioned at front panel.
A store in China has leaked few of Honor 10’s specifications such as sporting of 5.8-inch FullView display with a notch, 6GB RAM, powering it with HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor and 256GB internal storage. Rumors are high that company is going to make an official announcement regarding the smartphone very soon.
Official invite for Honor 10 launch event is sent, set to release on 19th April | Date : April 9, 2018
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has sent out official invitations for the launch event of Honor 10 that is scheduled for 19th April. Promo images confirms dual rear camera setup handled with Artificial intelligence patching.
Leaked images shows the back of handset, details few camera features | Date : April 10, 2018
The rumour mill is churning out back to back tips as the premier event is few days ahead. This time a high resolution image surfaced on the web, flaunting the back of Honor 10 by all means. The image shows a signature shade, dual camera setup with f/1.6 aperture lens and LED flash. Some reports suggests that it will inherit the same camera configurations of Huawei P20 i.e. 20 megapixel + 12 megapixel image sensors.
The gradient color is what’s trending lately, but official invite for phone announcement may suggest otherwise. Instead of a fixed gradient, the hue might be changing according to the surface’s temperature – reddish where the hand goes and sky bluish elsewhere.
Innovative multi-scene detection features is likely to be present on Honor 10 | Date : 14th April, 2018
According to some leaked documentations, star feature of the event might be “semantic image segmentation mode”. The mode which allows to detect multiple scenes in a single picture. Honor 10 is likely to be packed with Kirin 970 SoC, which has inbuilt AI patches for camera that can easily detect various things like food, pet, beaches, snow etc. The new feature will extend the scope of scene detection making use of powerful NPU chipset.
Although leaked complete leaked document is not available with us but few shots are available with the feature ON and OFF. It is too early to say whether the information is true or not. But, it might be a game changer for company.
Honor 10 specifications confirmed as surfaced on TENNA | Date : 16th April, 2018
Upcoming Honor flagship smartphone, Honor 10 got listed on certification site, TENNA, which is mandatory for every phone launching in China. The listing details all the key specifications present. Handset got listed in four models namely COL-AL10, COL-TL10, COL-AL00, and COL-TL00.
The Huawei Honor 10 will sport 5.84-inch display with 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It will run Android 8.1 Oreo based EMUI 8.1 on the top. Although name of processor not confirmed in the listing, it is likely to powered with Kirin 970 octa-core CPU clocked at 2.36GHz speed. It will be available in two variants of 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM paired with 128GB onboard storage. As per the listing, it will sport dual rear camera with 16 megapixel and 24 megapixel lenses. It will be charged by a 3320mAh battery and measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm.
Listings does not have any real pictures of phone to show. More details likely to follow soon.
Few more features on the cards ahead of the launch | 17th April, 2018
Reputed tipster, Roland Quandt leaked few renders that looks almost official. According to him, Honor 10 will come in three shades of Black, Twilight and Teal. The renders shows a notch on the upper front housing earpiece and selfie shooter. Here are the images shinning in said hues
Along side, a live image too surfaced on the web confirming the notched display that means Huawei too joined the race for producing phones with a notched screen.
Another report showing the schematic diagram of Honor 10 suggests that company goes with onboard 3.5-mm headphone audio jack just like the Huawei P20 Lite. For your information, company ditched the jack for P20 and P20 Pro phones. Most disappointing conclusion from diagram suggest that no memory expansion will be allowed on the phone as it do not have any slot for that purpose.
Here's a peak at the Honor 10 in the form of schematics from a manual. Confirming the design once more. Yes, it gains a headset jack when compared to the P20 and no, it also does not have a MicroSD card slot. #Honor10 Same 5.84" LTPS screen as P20 Lite. cc @MishaalRahmanpic.twitter.com/ev0lzzZYKp
Honor 10 Price and availability details out before the D-Day | Date : 18th April, 2018
A Chinese blog MyDrivers recently detailed out the price and availability of upcoming Honor smartphone. The blog report says that it will come in several storage variants with little difference in their prices. Basic 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant will be marked at a price of CNY 2,699 (approx Rs.27,999), 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant will be priced at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs.30,999) and souped variant of 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB internal memory should cost at CNY 3,599 (approx Rs.37,500). Honor 10 is expected to witness first sale on 27th April in China, as per the blog post.
Same blog post also confirmed that smartphone will feature an LCD display procured by BOE, China’s largest LCD display manufacturer.
Honor 10 launched in China – Now we Know about final features, specifications, price and availability | Date : 19th April, 2018
As per the invitation, Honor 10 is launched through official live streaming event in China. Global release for the phone is expected on 15th May.
Talking about prices, above report does not appears true completely. Actually, handset is released only in two storage variants of 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB, where prior is priced at introductory price of CNY 2,599 and latter is marked at CNY 2,999. It will be available in shades of Black, Grey, Mirage Blue, and Mirage Purple. Handset will go on sale from 27th April in the mainland while other regions are likely to follow.
Coming to final specifications, Huawei Honor 10 sports 5.84-inch FHD+ display that embraces the notch with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo based EMUI 8.1. The smartphone is powered by Huawei-made Hisilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor where four performance cores are clocked at 2.4GHz and four efficiency cores at 1.8GHz speed. We have already talked about memory configurations.
In terms of optics, Honor 10 packs a horizontally placed dual rear camera setup featuring 16 megapixel and 24 megapixel image sensors with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash. On the front panel, it sports a 24 mega-pixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and AI 2.0 technology. It has a 3400mAh capacity battery with bundled quick charger that fills up to 50-percent juice in just 25 minutes. It measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm and weight is 153 grams.
Honor 10 Launching in India on 15th May, will be Flipkart exclusive | Date : 5th May, 2018
After being launched initially in China, Honor 10 is all set to enter Indian market on 15th May. It will be an exclusive to Flipkart smartphone and a dedicated page is already live on the e-store website. The listing does not reveal much about the device and its price in India. However, published page touted it to be the best flagship killer and a master piece. There is a video, which shows it in beautify design and teases the compaign #BeautyinAI. Have a look at this 18 sec teaser
Honor 10 Launched in India – Final Price and specifications | Date : 16th May, 2018
Honor 10 launched in India through live streaming event held at Flipkart.com on 16th May. Handset will go on sale from Wednesday midnight at a price of Rs. 32,999 for 6GB/128GB variant. Company did not launch 6GB/64GB in India at this point of time. Handset will go on sale in shades of Midnight Black and Phantom Blue.
Quick features of Honor 10
5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280) FullView display
Hisilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor
6 GB RAM
128 GB internal storage
Dual primary camera : 16 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 24 MP B/W, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
24 mega pixel front camera (f/2.0 aperture)
3400 mAH battery capacity ( Fast battery charging: 50% in 24 min (5V/4.5A))
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