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HONOR V10 leak shows off near bezel-less display ahead of China launch

Huawei's busy year continues with the launch of the HONOR V10 on November 28th. Here's what it's expected to look like.

Published onNovember 23, 2017

HUAWEI has enjoyed another busy year of releases in 2017 culminating in the launch of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro just last month. The year’s not over yet though, and the Chinese giant is holding another launch event on November 28th in Beijing where it is expected to unveil the HONOR V10.

While we don’t have too long to wait until the next device from HUAWEI’s consumer-conscious, youth-focused brand officially breaks cover, a freshly leaked image spotted on Weibo has already given us a good look at the phone’s sleek design.

As expected, the HONOR V10 appears to adopt the slim-bezel design of HUAWEI’s recent Mate series devices to fit a rumored 5.99-inch “FullView” display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. If HUAWEI’s recent phones are anything to go by, the V10 is likely to output at a 2160 x 1080 resolution, or what the OEM likes to call “Full HD+”.

Recent leaks have suggested the HONOR V10 will pack a dual-camera on the rear (16 MP and 20 MP), which unfortunately isn’t visible in the leaked image. We can see the front-camera, however, which has been pegged as a selfie-friendly 13 MP sensor.

While there’s very little else to glean from the image, a set of documents that leaked earlier this month hinted that the V10 will pack HUAWEI’s bespoke Kirin 970 chipset backed by 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage. There’s also a good chance the device will run EMUI 8.0 or 6.0, both of which are based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

All-in-all, the V10 sounds and (judging by the leaked image) looks every bit the part of a just-shy-of-flagship phone. The kicker will be the price and HONOR has a solid track record of offering premium specs for a reasonable price – the early word is that it will cost CNY 2,999 in its home region (around $453).

HUAWEI also has an HONOR-focused event planned for December 5th in London where the V10 could make an appearance, potentially alongside the mid-tier HONOR 7X.

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