Honor has launched a pair of new devices for the global market – the Honor View 10 (V10) and the Honor 7X. Huawei’s sub-brand re-unveiled the two phones at an event early today held in London, UK. The announcement follows the launch of both devices in China last month.
The Shenzen-based OEM revealed that the phablet-sized Honor View 10 will come to selected countries, including the US, UK, India, and across Europe, from January 8th. It is priced at €499 (£449) and will be available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue (no word on US pricing or any future launch for the Gold or Red versions just yet, sorry!).
As a refresher, Honor’s new flagship sports a 5.99-inch LCD “FullView” display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1,080 x 2,160 resolution. On the power front, it packs Huawei’s octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC backed by 6 RAM and 128 GB expandable storage.
The newly-christened View-series phablet also comes with Huawei’s AI smarts and facial recognition features we saw on the Mate 10 family, and a similarly-styled dual-camera setup with a 16 MP color and 20 MP monochrome sensor pairing.
There’s also a front-facing 13 MP selfie shooter, a 3,750 mAh battery and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Unfortunately, there’s no room for waterproofing or wireless charging. For a more detailed look at the View 10’s specs and features, be sure to check out our hands-on report.
Buyers looking for a thin-bezeled bargain, meanwhile, can pick up the Honor 7X from today for just €299 (£269) in over 20 countries, including the US, UK, India, and across most of Europe. The phone is available in either Aurora Blue, Gold, or Black colorways.
The Honor 7X offers a similarly elongated, 18:9 aspect ratio display (5.93-inches with a 2160 x 1080 resolution), but otherwise sticks to a modest set of specs much like its predecessor, the Honor 6x.
The mid-tier device is powered by the Kirin 659 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB storage (expandable up to 256 GB), and features a dual-camera with 16 MP and 2 MP sensors. You can read more about the Honor 7X in our full review.
While the Honor View 10 joins the growing list of new phones launching with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Honor 7X has to settle for Android 7.1 Nougat. Both also run Huawei/Honor’s Emotion UI skin, with the View 10 enjoying the latest version, EMUI 8.0.
What do you think of the new additions to Honor’s global portfolio? Let us know in the comments!