Honor View 10 update brings electronic image stabilization (EIS), call recording, and more
The Honor View 10 was launched in January 2018 as an affordable flagship smartphone. Its list of specifications includes the high-end HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM paired with 128GB of storage, 6-inch Full HD+ (2160×1080) 18:9 IPS LCD, dual 16MP (RGB) + 20MP (monochrome) rear cameras, 16MP front camera, and a 3,750mAh battery. The phone shipped with EMUI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. In the US, the phone launched in March with EMUI 8.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
The international BKL-L09 model of the Honor View 10 hasn’t received EMUI 8.1 on top of Android 8.1 yet, however, which means that it’s still running Android 8.0. Now, Honor is rolling out an update to the Honor View 10 BKL-L09 model in India. The update will bring the software version of the Honor View 10 to BLK-L09 188.8.131.52. It adds electronic image stabilization (EIS), call recording, “thermal optimization,” and Ride mode.
Honor notes that since the launch of the Honor View 10, many users had expressed feedback about the absence of EIS on the device. The Honor View 10 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS), and the absence of EIS meant that the phone had no video stabilization whatsoever at launch. This was a significant drawback when considering the fact that even phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro now have EIS for recording [email protected] videos. The lack of EIS meant that videos recorded on the Honor View 10 were prone to camera shake.
The 184.108.40.206 update now does bring EIS, which is noted by Honor to be an electronic image stabilization technique that minimizes blurring and compensates for device shake while capturing video. Notably, the Honor 10 also recently received a update that brought the EIS feature.
The update for the Honor View 10 also brings call recording and Ride mode for users riding a bike. The changelog also mentions “thermal optimization,” but doesn’t go into further detail. Finally, it includes the July 2018 Android security patches.
The full changelog can be read below:
EIS Feature – Enable EIS, an electronic image stabilization technique which minimizes blurring and compensates for device shake while capturing video.
Call Recorder – Call recorder feature added.
Ride Mode – Ride mode feature added.
Thermal Optimization – Thermal optimization done.
Security Patch – Google security patches are merged to make your device more secure.
Honor states that the update will roll out in batches starting July 24 to Honor View 10 users in India. Users in other markets will then start to receive the update.