At the launch of the honor 7X in Malaysia, honor Malaysia also took the liberty to preview its first AI-powered phone—the honor View 10. The device is set to grace Malaysian shores on 15 January 2018–boasting a FullView 18:9 display, advanced Kirin 970 processing power, nifty dual-lens camera setup and more.
From the offset, the honor View 10 looks unassumingly like the honor 8 Pro and honor 9. While it feels slightly less well built, it continues where the two honor flagships left off where design and build is concerned. It’s surprisingly slim at 6.97mm, beating the Galaxy Note8 (8.5mm) and iPhone X (7.7mm) while featuring a bigger 3,750mAh battery.
The honor View 10 is honor’s second FullView smartphone after the affordable honor 7X. The screen is a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160×1080) 18:9 display, and it even manages to squeeze an embedded fingerprint sensor under the glass.
Under the hood is where much of the intelligent magic happens. It shares much of its underpinnings with Huawei’s Mate 10 series, centred around the 10nm octa-core Kirin 970 processor. It’s Huawei’s most advanced processor to date–it comes with an NPU (neural network processing unit) that enables its AI skills and deep learning prowess.
The device comes with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
There are several key areas where the Kirin 970 chip and NPU work. In imaging, it works with the honor’s advanced dual-lens camera by intelligently optimising camera settings based on lighting conditions and scenarios. It identifies 13 different types of scenes and objects.
There’s also AI motion detection which helps you capture fast moving objects, and those precious moments.
Additionally, the AI-powered Portrait mode ensures you capture sharp portraits while getting more accurate background blurring.
Other AI-powered functions include Facial Unlock and an AI-accelerated translator (Microsoft Translate).
On the subject of camera, the honor View 10 comes with a 20MP (mono) + 16MP (RGB) dual-camera setup with f/1.8 capture.
The honor View 10 also introduces Game Suite, a set of tools that feature intelligent optimisation for games.
The large 3,750mAh battery supports 5/4.5A honor Supercharge and Smart Power Management. The unit gives you up to 5.5 hours of gaming, 19 hours of video playback, or 23 hours of 3G talk.
The device is a dual-LTE, dual-VoLTE device and runs EMUI 8 based on Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
Pricing and availability
No local pricing has been revealed, but all will be revealed closer to its 15 January launch.
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