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Honor Note 10 might be a jumbo gaming phone

The big 7-inch screen, Turbo-powered processing equipped with a cooling system, and giant battery all sound promising.

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With an enormous 7-inch screen and 5,000mAh battery, the Huawei Honor Note 10 is stacking the deck to be a fierce gaming phone.

Though it lacks the 3D surround sound and 4D haptic feedback of the Honor Play, which we speculated could be the perfect phone for playing PUBG, the Honor Note 10 has the same GPU Turbo technology, as well as a CPU Turbo unit. Translation: it should have the power to play resource-heavy games.

There's also a new cooling system that Huawei has dubbed "The Nine", and the ability to play HDR content (though it's not an HDR-capable screen).

Did we mention it's big? That display is about 3.3 inches wide, which some people find too large to hold as a phone, but for gaming it could be nice. In comparison, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 is reputedly a little narrower at 3 inches wide. 

The Honor Note 10 goes on sale next week in China in three configurations. You'll pay 2,799 yuan (about $410) for 4GB RAM/64GB storage, or 3,199 yuan (roughly $470) for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The maxed-out 8GB RAM/128GB configuration costs 3,599 yuan (roughly $530).

Huawei Honor Note 10 specs

  • Display: 6.9-inch, 2,220x1,080 pixels, AMOLED, 355 ppi, roughly 21:10 aspect ratio
  • Huawei Kirin 970 octa-core process; CPU and GPU Turbo
  • Dual rear cameras for zoom, 24- and 15-megapixels f1.8
  • 13-megapixel f2.0 front camera
  • Memory: Up to 8GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage
  • 5,000mAh battery with USB-C fast charging; glass back but no wireless charging
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual nano-SIM and microSD card slot (replaces one slot)
  • Not dust- or waterproof
  • Comes in black or blue
  • 7 by 3.3 by 0.3 in./177 by 85  by 7.7mm, 8.1 oz./230g 

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