Honor's OnePlus 5T Killer Arriving Jan. 8

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In addition, Honor launched two new products today: Honor View 10, a true flagship which delivers state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) and superior performance and Honor 7X, a mid-range player that for the first time, is bringing full-view display to the mass market.

During a media event today, Huawei's sub-brand Honor launched its latest mid-ranger, the Honor 7X on the Western market.

The Honor 7X is now officially launching in the United States, and it costs only $199.99.

Honor has formally announced the Honor V10, its AI-injected smartphone that's set to attack at a price point comparable to the OnePlus 5T. While we expected the company to launch the Honor V10 as Honor 9 Pro in the global markets, the company instead launched a new View series.

Honor View 10

The phone will be available in Honor's trademark blue and black, and it also boasts a Kirin 970 octa-core CPU and a 12-core GPU alongside 128GB storage and 6GB RAM.

We may see more about the View 10 at CES since there are now no pricing or availability details. The phone comes in 4 GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB internal storage. For the U.S. market, the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant of the 7X is available with a microSD card slot onboard. The device continues the trend of 18:9 displays with minimal bezels. The phone comes with a 3340mAh battery. This isn't just a Leica-less recreation of the Mate 10 Pro's setup - instead, there's are dual 16- and 20-megapixel sensors around the back, behind f/1.8 apertures.

The classic metal design of the Honor 7X is a delight to hold, with its perfectly rounded edges. The phone's 5.93 inches diagonally with a Full HD+ 2160 X 1920 resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio look impressive. The display also has a 2.5D curved glass on top. The phone is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor which runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo along with EMUI 8.0.

The second attraction is the dual-lens 16MP + 2MP rear camera captures moments in the highest definition thereby invoking the photographer inside you. 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. 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.