Huawei’s budget-friendly Honor View 10 ships March 23rd

You can pre-order the $499 flagship phone right now.

Huawei's Honor View 10 is positioned as a budget-friendly alternative to high-priced mobile phones. Our hands-on described it as a "OnePlus-style flagship that won't break the bank," while also calling it a "serious contender." Now you can pre-order the handset for $499 with a shipping date of March 23rd.

The View 10 has two colors to choose from, a light blue and solid black. You'll get a free case and a set of white earbuds, too. Like Huawei's fancier Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, the View 10 uses a Kirin 970 chipset which power's the company's AI. It also uses a 5.99-inch LCD screen with slim bezels; not quite a full-screen phone, but pretty close. The 16-megapixel color camera has a 20MP monochrome companion, though they both jut out of the phone back iPhone-style.