Even though the Huawei Mate 9 is still fresh in the market, this hasn’t stopped the Chinese OEM from working on a successor to the 2016 Huawei P9.
According to stats, the Huawei P9 has sold more than 9 million units in the 8-month period it has been around. While some slammed the phone for carrying a high-end price tag that is contrary to the usual pricing strategy used by the company, the phone went on to prove critics wrong. Now, in an attempt to keep up with this successful streak, the Chinese OEM is reportedly readying a Huawei P10 – the successor to the P9.
In a new GFXBench benchmark report, a new phone has appeared and it looks like this is indeed the Huawei P10. If you are familiar with what the new Huawei Mate 9 brings to the fold, you will be quick to agree that the leaked specs are meant for a new Huawei flagship device, albeit with a smaller display.
The leak shows the phone to be running on Android 7.0 Nougat and the company’s EMUI skin on top. With a model number LON-L29m, the supposed Huawei P10 will sport a screen size of 5.5 inches and interestingly, the OEM will ship the handset with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Huawei has been adamant before saying that smartphones do not need a QHD resolution unless the phone is meant for virtual reality. What does this mean? It could mean that the upcoming Huawei P10 will come with support for VR – something that could end up being a norm with all 2017 flagship smartphones, including iPhones.
From the leaked specs, the Huawei P10 will come with the same Kirin 960 SoC used on the latest Huawei Mate 9 phablet alongside a Mali-G71 GPU and a RAM of 6GB. You also get a massive 256GB of inbuilt storage to match the high-end offerings on the current iPhone flagships. The back of the supposed Huawei P10 will carry a 12MP sensor while the selfie camera will house an 8MP lens. Given that the Huawei P9 and Mate 9 all come with a dual-lens camera setup, we expect this to continue with the 2017 Huawei P10.
The Huawei P9 came to life in April, which could be the same time the next Huawei P10 is launched come 2017.