After a period of teasing and promises, Huawei finally launched the Honor Note 10 today, as a mid line between tablet and smartphone. We’re dealing with a massive 7 incher here, that has an AMOLED panel and gaming potential.
Huawei Honor Note 10 caters to the need of streamers, binge watchers and gamers, with a 7 inch AMOLED screen and a Kirin 970 CPU. It also has a hefty 5000 mAh battery, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. If we’re being honest, the actual diagonal isn’t exactly 7 inches, but rather 6.95 inches and we also get a Full HD+ resolution on the AMOLED panel, that somehow lacks a notch.
Still, it has pretty slim bezels. This is no regular screen, since it comes with support for HDR10 and 115% NTSC color gamut coverage. Huawei Honor Note 10 also has a microSD card slot and since it’s a gaming machine, it uses liquid cooling with a special solution called “the nine” by its maker. It includes 8 layers of dissipation and a ninth one that’s a PC-grade liquid cooled heatpipe of sorts.
With all this power, it’s obvious that we’re also getting some GPU Turbo action here. A special Double Turbo Mode is included, too. Camera-wise, things are flagship-worthy, with a main 24 megapixel camera working in tandem with a 16 MP secondary shooter. Upfront we find a 13 MP camera with F/2.0 aperture. AI software is in the mix, for scene recognition and the works. The special hardware button for Double Turbo can also be used as a camera shutter.
The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo in preinstalled form, but with EMUI 8.2 on top. Fast charge is also here and the price is not half bad, at $409 for the 6 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage model. Shipments start on August 1st in Midnight black and Phantom Blue.