AI, AI Sir!
Bangalore, June 5 2018: Huawei has been perfecting an interesting marketing strategy for 3 years now: It launches the latest technology with it Honor phones. Then 6-8 months down the line, it offers a condensed version of the same features in a cheaper, " lite" avatar. Even as Honor lite 9 is finding buyers this year, it has launched its 2018 flagship, Honor 10. And this not just a handset, but a heavyweight AI platform. Its rear camera is a combo of 16 MP and 24 MP lenses and it recognize 22 image categories: cloudy, lake, sky, architecture, portrait etc. AI software then matches the scene with the appropriate camera setting -- no fumbling with apertures and speeds. And it shoots full 4K video at 30 frames per second. The front camera is no slouch either, with a 24 MP lens and here, AI's box of tricks does facial modelling and selects the best studio light setting for that perfect self portrait.
All this needs a lot of RAM and Honor 10 has enough: 6 GB. The 128 GB storage has no expansion slot -- which I think is a pity.... what do you do with all those heavy 4K videos you shot? The screen is 5.84 inch with better-than-HD resolution at 2280 x 1080 pixels and at 153 grams, you can easily hold and shoot with one hand. In addition to face unlock, the phone has embedded an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screen, which is more convenient than a rear scanner. The 3400 mAh battery comes with a super charger that can get you 50% charged in about 20 minutes. Indians who love two accounts can rest easy, the phone takes twin nano SIMs. The asking price is Rs 32,999 and for dummies like most of us, the superior cameras alone would clinch a purchase decision.