Bored of black, white or gold mobile phone designs? Honor has launched an Android smartphone with an ‘ever-changing’ colour scheme. The Honor 10 employs a new design process which allows the shell to fluctuate colours. The Chinese brand dubs the look aurora glass.

This striking CMF (Colour, Materials, Finish) sets a new standard for smartphone design. The Honor 10’s remarkable glass body is made with a 15-layer process, which allows natural light to perceptibly alter the shell colour, reflecting different shades.

The production process itself employs advanced industrial engineering and design techniques, using so-called nano-texture crafts. Honor says the entire production process is comparable to the time it takes other manufacturers produce an entire phone.  

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The Honor 10 is available in two colours developed in conjunction with the Paris Aesthetics Centre: Phantom Blue and Phantom Green. The Phantom Blue is a mixture of  blue and violet – the choice of violet is right on trend, after the Pantone Color Institute announced Ultra Violet as the colour of 2018. For more conservative buyers, the Honor 10 is also available in Black or white, both with the same aurora glass design.

Speaking at the Honor 10’s global launch in London yesterday, Pierre Francois Dubois, from the Honor France Experience Centre, says the design team wanted to reflect the movement of modern life, with the concept of movement and colour.

“We’ve taken inspiration from urban landscapes, throughout the day these spaces take on different shades of colour. For example, the sunlight, reflected by a city building is dispersed into a variety of hues. This movement of colour and light occurs everywhere in the city. We have distilled this into the design of the Honor 10. As the colour changes, it will never look the same. It’s always moving, it’s alive in your hands.”
 
Honor says the new launch “redefines the colour trend in 2018.”

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Other Honor 10 features include advanced AI technology, principally applied to the phone’s smartphone photography. The smartphone features a dual rear camera with 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel lenses, and a 24-megapixel selfie camera. The Honor 10 has a 5.84-inch FullView HD+ screen with 19:9 bezel-less display and the 86 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The wide colour gamut display has a resolution of 2280 x 1080.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the model from a design and usability point of view, in an upcoming feature.

The Honor 10 is available to buy now sim-free, priced at £399.

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