Honor announces entry level 7X and View 10 AI smartphone


The smartphone, which delivers full-screen viewing experience, will retail at AED 999. The optics feature of this smartphone includes a dual-lens camera of 16MP and 2MP sensor at the rear and an 8MP sensor in the front. The smartphone will be available on Amazon.in and Honor online store from 7th December. Up front is an 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video.

The Honor View 10 is a bezel-less smartphone powered by Huawei's futuristic Kirin 970 chipset which comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit built-in which powers complex artificial intelligence features such as advanced scene detection and voice recognition.

If we are to compare the three phones, here's what you need to know about the three of them and see how the Honor 7x, Honor 6x, and Honor 9i differ from each other in every aspect. While the 32GB, variant paired with 4GB of RAM, is priced at Rs 12,999, the 64GB variant will be available in Rs 15,999. I also had a first glimpse of the upcoming Honor View 10 that will hit U.S. shores in the first half of 2018.

On the software front, the Honor 7X runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1. Besides, the smartphone has a Hybrid Dual SIM tray, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and NFC.

The presentation also showcased impressive low-light shots taken in full auto mode, not manual mode, and this is where the Honor View 10 could pull ahead of many other phones in its price category.

Cameras: Rear dual 16MP/2MP cameras with PDAF and depth of field effects.

Launched in 2013, Chinese company Honor is Finland's number one brand and number 3 in Russian Federation behind Apple and Samsung. The Honor View10 comes powered by the top-tier Kirin 970 SoC mated to 6GB of RAM.

What do you think of the new additions to Honor's global portfolio? The power requirements of the handset are fulfilled by a beefy 3,750mAh battery, which supports quick charging. The View 10 will also get an exclusive Face Unlock feature, which looks similar to the OnePlus 5T's implementation as it simply relies on a standard front-facing camera, can not see in 3D, and is not secure enough to be used to authenticate payments. It will be available in color options of Blue, Black, and Gold. But importantly, the Honor View 10's battery supports Huawei's Super Charge fast charging technology (22.5W), which means it's able to charge from 0 to 50 percent in half an hour.