Honor 10 UK launch #BeautyinAI

Honor has just launched their spanking new flagship smartphone, the Honor 10 in London. We were there so stay tuned for our first impressions.

At the event, Honor pushed the concept of “Beauty in AI” as well as revealing two major ground-breaking and industry-leading smartphone technologies.

More importantly, USB-C and a headphone port are both present and correct.

Honor 10 – Beauty in AI

Honor 10 screenThe new phone sports a 5.84-inch FullView full HD screen with a 19:9, bezel-less display. That all adds up to an 86% screen-to-body ratio. Furthermore, it has the industry-first front-placing ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the glass. Pretty nifty, huh?

Honor 10 rearThe Honor 10 is also pretty eye-catching. This is in no small part due to its 15 layers of 3D glass on the back that reflects a colourful radiance from every angle.

Under the hood is an independently built-in NPU processor mated with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM of storage. It is also packing Honor Super Charge 5V/4.5A and a huge 3,400 mAh battery. This means that it can recharge 50% of power within 25 minutes.

honor 10 portsNaturally, the Honor 10 has the latest EMUI 8.1, an overall upgrade in software function and capability. It features the Easy Talk function, which reduces background noise in a windy environment when you’re talking handsfree and increases the volume of whispers for quiet conversations.

AI 2.0 Camera

honor 10 cameraThe Honor 10 24MP+16MP dual AI camera recognises 500+ scenarios in 22 categories in real time. It also has the skills to pinpoint the outlines of various surrounding objects, such as sky, plants, people or even a waterfall, and identify their locations instantly. Bonkers!

It is able to do this thanks to supporting the industry-first Semantic Image Segmentation technology. This allows the Honor 10 to identify multiple objects in one single image. These industry-first features apply scene-specific parameters to each photo in real time when taking a picture. We were promised that this would make every photo you take a professional shot with just one click

24MP front camera

Honor 10The front-firing snapper (hidden in the notch) is a 24MP “intelligent selfie companion”.

It supports 3D face recognition, optimises facial details and detects over a hundred facial points to pixel-level accuracy. Additionally, it also supports studio lighting effects with a range of lighting conditions. The advanced and precise facial recognition ensures an accurate bokeh, and captures subtle features of everyone’s face, even in a ‘groufie’ shot ~shudder~ hate the word.


George Zhao, President of Honor stated

We believe the recipe of success is simple – give consumers a really good product! That’s what we work hard for everyday at Honor. But we don’t just stop at making a good product. We want to co-create a new lifestyle with young people worldwide. We listen to them, we bounce ideas around with them, and we cheer for them. They are our inspiration, and the reason we created the Honor 10, with its AI photography features and exquisite design.”

Wilkin Lee, Honor UK Sales and Marketing Director added

The new Honor 10 handset features the latest AI technology and newest camera features. Sleek, easy to use and high-performing; we’re proud to have created a handset that reflects the needs and wants of our customers.”

Price and availability

The Honor 10 is exclusive to the Three UK network on pay monthly advanced plans from £31 per month for 4GB of data or £40 per month for 30GB of data, with no upfront handset costs, or on Pay As You Go – available in Three stores or online from Thursday 17th May.

The handset is also available SIM free for £399.99 from Carphone Warehouse, Argos, the HONOR online store hihonor.com, Amazon, AO, Very.co.uk and John Lewis from May 15 [16:00 BST].

Stylish colours designed by The Paris Aesthetics Center

honor 10Immersed in art history and the digital world, the Honor 10 brings a stunning combination of colors to consumers – Phantom Blue and Phantom Green

These two iconic colours were created at The Paris Aesthetics Center, an international fashion institute for leading design professionals, where the creativity and enthusiasm of Honor engineers and designers came to life.