Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will be receiving their successors this year – the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus – but the exact date is not yet known.
According to the CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group, Yu Chengdong, the two phones will be unveiled somewhere in March or April 2017. Like Samsung and Xiaomi, Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will reportedly come with a curved dual-edge display screen. Where the P10 will carry a 5.2-inch screen size, the P10 Plus will ship with a slightly larger size of 5.5 inches.
Apparently, there is more coming with the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. Even though the company will still be using the latest Android 7.0 Nougat on the phones, the P10 pair will ship with Amazon’s Alexa (digital voice assistant) as well as support Google Daydream VR platform. As for the plans of Google to integrate its own AI assistant in all Android flagships, it seems this won’t be working out for Huawei (and probably Samsung).
In terms of performance, reports are rife that Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will ship with a HiSilicon Kirin 965 processor that is paired with 4GB RAM on the entry-level model. Previous reports have also indicated that a 6GB variant will be released in select markets, but the dual-lens Leica cameras will be retained alongside fast charging technology.
Other than coming in with Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, another surprise feature that could make its debut on the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus is a new MacBook Pro 2016-like Touch Bar. This will come in form of a small screen on the phone where users can get quick access to general information like date & time, battery power, phone network, and sound, among others. This will actually serve the same purpose as the Always On display feature on the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 or the secondary display on the LG V20 – you don’t have to light the main screen in order to check a notification, time or date, among others.