Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are finally official thanks to the MWC 2017 show in Barcelona. The two have been in the rumors for quite some time now and in fact, we know just about every detail of the phones.
As usual with Huawei phones, you’ll love the sleek design of the P10 and P10 Plus. The phones come with better software, an enhanced processor and cameras as well. The company keeps the full metal design used on the P9 and P9 Plus, but the side curvature is a bit flatter than what most phones bring to the table. The back of the phones look even better when compared to the P9 series thanks to the shifted fingerprint scanner and the finish is glossier. You won’t find any camera bumps on the dual-lens setups as well, which are housed in a glass visor alongside the flash.
You will be able to purchase the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus in up to eight different color variants that include Rose Gold, Prestige Gold, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Blue, White Ceramic, Greenery, and Mystic Silver. However, the availability of these colors will depend on regions.
Unlike last year where the fingerprint scanner was placed on the back, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have this feature on the front. This scanner is housed by the physical home button and can be used as a back and recents key, just like the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. It gets even better as the P10 Plus adds support for fingerprint gestures, but the feature is still limited to a few actions.
Specs and features
The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus might be a lot similar when it comes to the design language, but the specs are quite different. The P10 has a 5.1-inch LCD screen with 1080p as the resolution but the P10 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch LCD screen with a QHD resolution. Despite the new QHD resolution, there’s still no support for Google’s Daydream VR platform.
Under the hood, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have the same Kirin 960 processor that runs the Mate 9 and is clocked at a speed of 2.4GHz. The standard model has 4GB RAM and storage of 64GB. The P10 Plus has 6GB RAM and storage of 128GB. Both models have a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 256GB.
The cameras on the back are still in partnership with Germany’s Leica. The P10 has a dual setup of 20MP+12MP with an aperture of f/2.2 and while the P10 Plus keeps the same lenses, the aperture is upped to f/1.8. Both lenses support OIS and have a dual-tone LED flash for better photos in the dark. The front has an 8MP lens on either device and like the rear, they are also Leica-branded.
As far as the battery is concerned, Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have really stepped up the game when compared to the P9 and P9 Plus. Where the standard P10 comes with a 3200mAh battery unit, the P10 Plus has a monstrous 3750mAh unit. The sheer size of these two battery units is enough to justify the fact that Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will definitely come with support for the company’s proprietary fast charging technology.
In terms of software, there’s Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.1 skin on top, which is an improvement from version 5.0 that debuted with the first release of Nougat as well as the likes of Huawei Mate 9, which also comes with v7.0 of the OS out of the box.
Pricing and release date
At the moment, Huawei has remained tight-lipped on the pricing and availability details of the two phones. But since the phones have already been confirmed, these details shouldn’t take long before they come out. Keep following and we’ll let you know.