IFA 2017 turned out to be an action-packed event for many smartphone manufacturers. Chinese brand Huawei did a couple of announcements such as confirming the launch date of Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
Apart from that, the company launched its flagship processor the Kirin 970, which is the first mobile computing unit to feature a built-in AI computing neural processing unit (NPU). The company also revealed that the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be the first smartphones to feature the Kirin 970 chipset. However, it seems like we missed out a couple of hints given at the event.
Honor President George Zhao discussed an upcoming flagship smartphone that would feature AI (artificial intelligence). Well, the smartphone is Honor V10, which would be launched in early 2018. It will be the successor of this year's Honor V9. Just to recall, the Honor V9 is powered by a Kirin 960 processor and it carries 6GB of RAM.
So it is safe to say that the Honor V10 would be equipped with a Kirin 970 chipset. Most importantly, the phone would feature AI. While the exact launch timeline is not known, Honor is expected to unveil the device sometime in Q1 2018.
Going by the company's past patterns, the Honor V10 would first launch in China before making its way to other markets. However, it is likely to have a different moniker outside China.
In any case, currently, we are looking forward to the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which will be launched on October 16.