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The Honor 10 is a iPhone X knockoff for half the price

Published Apr 19th, 2018 4:16PM EDT
Honor 10 Release Date
Image: Honor

It’s mid-April, which means we’re going to see plenty of Android-based iPhone X clones hit stores in the coming months. Some of them come from little-known device makers from China, while others are manufactured by prominent companies, including Huawei, LG, and OnePlus.

Huawei already launched the P20 phones a few weeks ago, but it’s not done spitting out iPhone X lookalikes. The company’s cheaper smartphone brand Honor is out with its own iPhone X-inspired device, which looks like the iPhone X but also steals some features from Huawei P20. So it’s basically a clone of a clone.

The design closely resembles the P20 series, which closely resembles the iPhone X. We have a huge display with a notch at the top, and a physical home button at the bottom with a built-in fingerprint sensor. On the back, we have a dual-lens camera placed horizontally, and a glass panel painted the same as the P20’s crazy color gradient.

Design aside, the Honor 10 is meant to be a cheaper option than the flagship Huawei P20 that’s already available in Europe and other markets.

Image source: Honor

The phone will cost just around 2,599 yuan ($414) in China when it goes on sale on April 27th, and the price goes up to 2,999 yuan ($478) if you want more storage. That’s even cheaper than the Honor View 10. These prices are right into OnePlus territory, and the Honor 10 looks like a phone Huawei made to fight the OnePlus 6.

When it comes to specs, the Honor 10 is very promising. It packs a 5.84-inch 1080p LCD screen, the Kirin 970 chip that powers the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the P20, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of storage.

Camera-wise, we’re looking at 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras on the back with f/1.6 lenses, and a 24-megapixel selfie cam on the front side. Like I said, the Honor 10 is decidedly not a bad budget phone, if that’s what you’re shopping for this year. No Honor 10 version will have a triple-lens camera like the P20 Pro. That’s something reserved for the best Huawei smartphone you can buy right now.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.