After rumors and whatnot, Honor’s X series finally has its first 5G smartphone, the Honor X10 5G. It is a premium mid-ranger that gets power from the Kirin 820 SoC, just like its sibling, the Honor 30S.
The Honor X10 5G, as the name suggests, supports 5G with nine 5G frequency bands for a wider range of coverage.
The X10 5G ships with Android 10 with MagicUI 3.1.1 layered on top and three memory variants: 6GB/64GB. 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/128GB — all of which have support for microSD card up to 256GB.
At the front of the phone is a 6.64-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. There’s no notch obstructing your views, rather it gets the pop-up mechanism that hides a 16MP selfie snapper.
Speaking of snapper, the back of the Honor X10 5G has three cameras — a 40MP main shooter paired with 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro units.
The 40MP primary camera has RYYB sensor for better low-light photography, and add to that an AIS Super Night Mode, the phone can capture a wide range of images in low-lighting condition. There’s also 3D Portrait Lighting Effect and 960fps Slow Motion Video Recording.
Surprisingly the device misses out on an in-display fingerprint scanner but gets a side-mounted one. And then there’s GPU Turbo and Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 allowing the phone to make use of AI frequency modulation. This, in turn, offers a balance between gaming performance and power consumption, which shouldn’t be a worry as the handset packs a 4,300mAh battery with a 22.5W fast charger.
The Honor X10 5G is available in Midnight Black, Titanium Silver, Sapphire Blue, and Fiery Orange color options. The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage starts at CNY1,899 (~$270), whilst CNY2,199 (~$312) will get you 6GB/128GB variant. The maxed-out one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at CNY2,399 (~$340).
Pre-orders have already started for the X10 5G in China with sales beginning from May 26. On the other hand, Honor is yet to speak about the phone’s availability outside of China.