This week, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor opened up pre-orders for the View 10 smartphone in the US.
Introduced back at CES 2018, the View 10 is now available unlocked for $499 a pop. The phone will start shipping to customers starting March 22.
Honor also throws in a free gift with the purchase, either a phone case or a pair of AM116 earphones in white (sold out). There are two color options to choose from: Navy Blue and Midnight Black.
Spec-wise, the Honor 10 View is quite similar to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro flagship (which is also available in the US), although it does not offer water-resistance and includes a smaller battery.
Honor View 10 ships out starting March 22
The phone takes advantage of a 6-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels. It bundles an octa-core Huawei-made Kirin 970 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage space.
Customers buying the Honor 10 View will also get to take advantage of a rear-facing dual camera (20-megapixel + 16-megapixel) and a 3,750 mAh battery. Honor claims the View 10 can the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The handset also includes a front-facing fingerprint scanner embedded in the physical home button. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8 skin on top. Honor is also pushing an augmented reality (AR) focus on the View 10. The company has included advanced machine learning capabilities that imbue the phone with all sorts of smart features . For example, based on AI algorithms, EMUI 8.0 allocates resources dynamically to give more CPU and memory to the apps in-use in order to ensure a smooth experience.
Just like the other Honor phones that launched in the country, the View 10 is compatible only with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Unfortunately, Verizon and Sprint subscribers will have to look somewhere else.