The Honor 10 GT was announced by Huawei on their website today. The most significant difference between the Honor 10 GT and their previously released Honor 10 is the 8GB of RAM, up from the 4GB or 6GB options that were available previously.
While the Honor 10 GT model might have the leg up in the RAM department, every other aspect is identical to its lesser Honor 10, which is by means under powered. The processor is a Kirin 970, which is comparable in performance to the Snapdragon 835 processor.
The phone’s display is a 5.8-inch, 2280 x 1080 LCD with an extremely high screen to body ratio. Users will either love or hate the camera notch at the top of the screen. The battery is a decent 3,400 mAh. For comparison, the 6-inch Google Pixel 2 XL has a 3520 mAh.
As for the cameras, it has a 24-megapixel front-facing selfie camera and dual rear cameras at 16 and 24-megapixels respectively. The inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack is surprising on a phone released in 2018, but not an unwelcome inclusion. They also included the now ubiquitous USB-C port.
The Honor 10 GT will support Huawei’s new GPU Turbo software, which diverts extra power to the GPU for extra gaming performance. Huawei reports that the GPU Turbo software will boost performance by 60%, while also reducing power usage by 30%, which is an impressive feat. While it will improve performance on all games, they are targeting the GPU Turbo software for AR and VR games that require the highest levels of performance to reduce motion sickness. This software will likely greatly reduce battery life as a respectable tradeoff for the added performance.
The other major software improvement is the addition of a tripod-free Night Mode called AI intelligent stabilization (AIS). The phone will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s re-skin called Android EMUI 8.1.
The Honor 10 GT has an expected release date of July 24th, 2018 in China.