High-specced Honor 10 GT with 8GB RAM now official

High-specced Honor 10 GT with 8GB RAM now official

The main highlight of the Honor 10 GT is the addition of 8GB RAM.

An upgrade of the Huawei Honor 10, which launched overseas earlier this year in 4GB and 6GB variants, the Honor 10 GT has been announced for China and... nowhere else.

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. They also said the update will increase GPU power by 60% while reducing power consumption by up to 30%.

Powering the device is the homegrown Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset that uses a Mali G72 MP12 GPU.

The software update is now in beta, but should start arriving to all phones no later than July 15.

This 8GB variant will appear in a flash sale on July 24 on Honor's online store and JD.com but so far there's been no word on the price tag.

The 6 GB variant now goes for CNY2,599 (less than $390/€340), so the more powerful one should be slightly higher than that. Just for comparison, the 6 GB variant now goes for CNY 2,599 - or about $390, so expect the Honor 10 GT to cost slightly more than that.

Honor 10GT features a 5.84-inch full HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels.

For taking pictures, the phone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back, which consists of a 24-megapixel sensor tagged alongside a 16-megapixel sensor.

To be clear, it's an Honor device, but Huawei owns that branding. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with EMUI 8.1 on top and is backed by a 3,400mAh battery. Those looking for more improvements to the handset will be disappointed, as everything else seems to be the same as the original Honor 10. This new phone comes with step-up specs we have seen in the Honor 10 and a whole lot more extras. However, the feature is expected to come through a beta update from July 12. The front camera sports a 24-megapixel sensor and 1.8-micron pixel camera for better selfies and video calling.