Honor just teased new Note 10 to take on Samsung's Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks to be facing a fierce new challenger

Honor Note 10

Out of nowhere Honor has fired a broadside blow at Samsung, dramatically revealing that it is set to imminently launch its Honor Note 10 big-screen phone – and its rumoured specs are pretty tasty.

The reveal, which sees Honor totally skip the Note 9 in its series of phablets (the last Honor Note was the 2016 Note 8), will no-doubt raise eyebrows at Samsung, which is gearing up for the launch of its Galaxy Note 9 device in August 9 at its Galaxy Unpacked event.

The news about the Honor Note 10 was broken via the company's official Weibo account (opens in new tab), with a dramatic teaser poster depicting a tall, wide glowing outline of a phablet-sized device extending out of a lake on an alien planet. Standing next to the lake is an astronaut and in the background you can see what looks like Earth.

Accompanying the poster was a message from the Chinese maker explaining that there is no longer going to be a Note 9 and that it is excited to launch the Note 10 shortly in Beijing, China.

Here is the Honor Note 10 teaser poster:

Honor Note 10

Could the Honor Note 10 derail Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 plans?

While no official Note 10 specifications have been released by Honor, the handset is expected to have a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC processor (that's the same octa-core 2.36GHz CPU lodged in the Honor 10) paired with 6/8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage space.

The phone is also rumoured to  be coming with a super-large 6.9-inch QHD+ display (opens in new tab), 6,000mAh battery (opens in new tab), and Honor's hot new graphics technology, GPU Turbo.

That battery and screen dwarf Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9, which is expected to have a 6.3-inch screen and a 4000mAh battery. So if both sets of specs are correct, the Honor Note 10 could be a serious competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 – especially so the price is firmly lodged in the mid-range bracket.

A 6.9-inch Honor Note 10 device at a super-affordable price point? Might be time to have a second think about any plans to pre-order the Galaxy Note 9.

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Robert Jones

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