Late last week, specs of the Huawei P10 series were leaked, revealing that the phone will have three models, including the P10 Plus and P10 Lite.
While this leak gave out what are basically full details of the hardware specs of the Huawei P10, P10 Plus, and P10 Lite, there were no details on the looks of the phones. However, we now have full images of two of the three phones – the P10 and P10 Plus.
Huawei had been rumored to be working on two smartphone designs for the upcoming P9 successors and if the latest leaks are to be believed, there will be a flat screen model and a curved dual-edge variant, similar to what Samsung did with last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
It is believed that the standard Huawei P10 will be the one to carry the flat screen design while its P10 Plus counterpart will come with a curved dual-edge screen. The curved design of the latter can still be seen from the rear view, which also houses a dual-lens camera setup alongside a fingerprint scanner. Still, there is a home button on the front panel. As for the standard P10, the fingerprint scanner is on the front panel, although it still keeps the dual-lens camera setup that has now become synonymous with not just Huawei flagships, but also midrange devices from the Chinese OEM.
The LEICA branding that was introduced with the P9 and P9 Plus is still visible on the back of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, but the company seems to be set to debut a new feature on the Plus model – an iris scanner. A look at the front panel of the curved dual-edge variant of the two phones reveals four features on the top bezel. There is an earpiece in the middle and just next to it should be the ambient light sensor. There are two more openings on the left that could only be meant for a front selfie camera and an iris scanner. If this is true, the Huawei P10 Plus could join the Galaxy S8 in shipping with an iris scanning feature similar to the dead Galaxy Note 7.
In terms of specs, reports claim that the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will keep the same screen sizes used on the P9 and P9 Plus. However, this time the latter model ships with a 2K resolution Super AMOLED panel as opposed to the LCD 1080p panel that will be used on the former. Under the hood, both should come with a newer HiSilicon Kirin chipset, probably the same Kirin 960 that first appeared with the Huawei Mate 9 in November 2016.
This processor will be paired with a 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage for the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus will come with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The phones will be available in Gold, Blue, Black, and Silver. Both devices will be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but don’t be surprised if the newer v7.1.1 came in, especially since Huawei has already unveiled a Nougat-powered device in the shape of Mate 9. As it is, the standard P10 will be sold at 550 euros while its counterpart will come in at 730 euros. So far there are no pricing details for other markets, especially the U.S.
Last year, Huawei announced the P9 and P9 Plus were announced in April. However, the former started selling the same month while the latter was not available until May 2016. As it appears, this year’s models will also be announced at the same time, probably in April this year, however, there is no word on whether the official release will also happen like last year’s models.
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