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Confirmed: Honor 10 coming on April 19 (Update: leaked image!)
The render was posted on Chinese social media website Weibo (via GSMArena) and it looks pretty legit. It shows off a purple and blue “Twilight Edition" color scheme similar to what was seen on the recent Huawei P20 series (Honor is Huawei's sub-brand, after all) and a dual rear-camera setup as anticipated. Take a look:
I wouldn't be too concerned that the device doesn't look much like those in the official invite at the top of the page. Those are likely just placeholder phones — they appear to lack rear cameras, which will almost certainly be visible at the back of the devices like on the latest image. If anything, the Honor 10 will look more like the handset in the leak than the promo.
Honor flagships tend to follow in the footsteps of Huawei flagships. For example, the Honor 9 featured the same chipset, battery capacity and dual-camera setup as the P10. More recently, we’ve seen the Honor View 10 offer the same Kirin 970 chipset and AI-powered camera smarts as the Mate 10.
As for the Honor 10 specs? We’re looking out for the same Kirin 970 chip and AI-powered features as the P20 and Mate 10, as well as a tall display.
Read more: What is the Kirin 970’s NPU? – Gary explains
There is one question surrounding the new date though — what’s coming on May 15? We previously reported on an Honor launch set for that date, speculating that the Honor 10 could be coming then. It’s possible Honor could unveil the 10 on April 19 in its home country, then release it internationally on May 15. That’s just speculation for now, though we will be sure to update you if we hear anything else regarding the Honor 10 launch date.