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There's now an Honor 10 variant with 8GB of RAM

The Honor 10 joins the gaming phone bandwagon.
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July 3, 2018
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TL;DR
  • Honor 10 GT coming to China on July 24.
  • Beefed-up Honor 10 comes with 8GB of RAM, GPU Turbo tech, and a new camera mode for night shots.
  • Pricing has yet to be confirmed.

Honor has unveiled a souped-up version of the Honor 10 with 8GB of RAM and pre-loaded with the recently announced GPU Turbo tech update. The new model, dubbed the Honor 10 GT, will begin shipping on July 24 in China via the HiHonor store and JD.com.

With the exception of the increased RAM count, GPU Turbo update, and a new camera mode for taking night shots, the Honor 10 GT is identical to the standard Honor 10 that debuted in May.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Honor 10: The top of the middle
Versus

That means the Honor 10 GT benefits from Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, a 5.84-inch FullView HD+ display (19:9), and a 16MP + 24MP dual-lens rear camera. It also runs the Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 update out-of-the-box, and features an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

Aside from the RAM increase, the main draw for prospective buyers is the GPU Turbo update, which is based on the same graphics processing acceleration tech that powered the Honor Play.

Honor says the update will offer smoother performance, better frame rates, and increased battery efficiency when playing graphically-intensive games. The boost is achieved by increase graphics efficiency by 60 percent and reducing system-on-chip energy usage by 30 percent.

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The Honor 10

While the Honor 10 GT won’t be rivaling the likes of the Razer Phone, Xiaomi’s Black Shark, or the upcoming Asus ROG Phone, it’s release is yet another sign that phones built for and marketed towards gamers are on the rise.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or availability outside of China, though we should hear more once the phone launches later this month.

What do you make of the Honor 10 GT? Let us know in the comments.

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