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Gigantic HONOR Note 10 to launch on July 31 (Update: specs leak via TENAA)

The HONOR Note 10 is set to launch next week, but a new regulatory filing may have revealed a host of specs a little early.

Published onJuly 23, 2018


Update, July 23, 2018 (04:40AM EST): The HONOR Note 10 is expected to launch next week, but a new filing on China’s TENAA regulatory website (h/t: may have spoilt a few surprises early.

The filing for an upcoming HONOR phablet (model number RVL-AL09) doesn’t show the device, but does reveal a 4,900mAh battery. This is still a large size (900mAh larger than the Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro), but notably smaller than previous rumors of a 6,000mAh cell.

Speaking of size, the TENAA listing also reveals a 6.95-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen, which should give the Mi Max 3’s 6.9-inch LCD screen a run for its money.

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Moving to the horsepower department, the phablet has a 2.4Ghz chipset (for the record, the Kirin 970 tops out at 2.4Ghz), 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB/512GB of internal storage. TENAA lists a 24MP+16MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 13MP front-facing camera.

Other listed features include a fingerprint scanner, microSD slot, and Android 8.1 Oreo, but unfortunately there’s no sign of a headphone jack.

Original article, July 20, 2018 (07:52AM EST): HONOR has officially confirmed plans to launch a new phablet called the Note 10 at an event in China on July 31. The follow-up to 2016’s HONOR Note 8 (spare a thought for the MIA Note 9) may also enjoy a global launch a day prior to IFA 2018 based on an invite sent to press yesterday.

The Note 10 imminent arrival was confirmed by the HUAWEI sub-brand on Chinese social media (via Fone Arena) in a bunch of teaser art hinting at the phone’s huge display and battery.

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Based on recent rumors and a leaked in-the-wild image, the HONOR Note 10 will sport a behemoth 6.9-inch Quad HD+ FullView display with thin bezels. Battery-wise, the Note 10 will reportedly pack a whopping 6,000mAh cell alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

There are still some question marks over the SoC HONOR has chosen for its latest phablet, with both the familiar Kirin 970 (with GPU Turbo) and the recently revealed Kirin 710 chipset both being thrown into the rumor mill. It seems likely that HONOR will play up the Note 10’s gaming capabilities, so fans will likely be hoping HONOR goes for the top-end HiSilicon processor.

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Pricing and availability are both still up in the air. The former may be especially important if HONOR wants to go toe-to-toe with Xiaomi’s latest phablet offering, the Mi Max 3, which starts at ~$252. The phone’s predecessor, the Note 8, sat firmly in the sub-flagship camp with a $345 asking price, so HONOR may be targeting a more discerning audience after a powerful phone for gaming that won’t break the bank.

We’ll know for sure in just over a week’s time. For now, let us know what you want to see from the HONOR Note 10 in the comments below.

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