It’s just the final month of Q1 2017 and Huawei has already unveiled quite a huge list of phones for such a short period. These include the Huawei P10 Plus and P10 Lite, but these are not all.
The Chinese company has also unveiled the Huawei Honor V9, Nova Lite, Honor 8 Lite as well as the Huawei P10 and not forgetting the 2nd-gen Huawei Watch 2. However, not all of these devices will be sold in North America. In fact, most of you must be aware that Huawei’s hasn’t made it thus far in the American market, but it seems this year will be a little different.
Not so long ago, the Huawei Watch 2 appeared at the FCC, all but confirming the smartwatch’s release in the American market, but so far, we don’t know the exact date. The story is now the same for the Huawei P10 Plus and the entry-level Huawei P10 Lite, both of which have now made stops at the FCC for certification. The FCC is in charge of certifying mobile communications devices for use in the U.S. and Canada.
Towards the end of last month, Huawei confirmed that it will be selling the P10 and P10 Plus in Canada for the first time through tier one carriers, but there was no mention of the P10 Lite. Now that the high-end Huawei P10 Plus and P10 Lite have been cleared by the FCC, there’s no doubt that the phone will be available in North America this spring as it had been pointed out by the Huawei official. Still, there is no clarity on the phones’ availability in the U.S., including the standard P10.
The Huawei P10 Plus has a 5.5-inch QHD display screen with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Under the hood, it ships with a Kirin 960 SoC that is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There’s a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, but this one probably won’t make it to these sides. Still, you can expand the 64GB using a microSD card of up to 256GB. In terms of optics, you get a dual 12MP+20MP lens on the back alongside an 8MP shooter on the front. The P10 Plus ships with Android Nougat out of the box and to keep it alive is a massive 3750mAh battery that is supported by Huawei’s proprietary fast charging technology.
On the other hand, the Huawei P10 Lite ships with a smaller 5.2-inch screen with a Full HD resolution. Under the hood, you get a weaker Kirin 655 processor, but it’s still paired with a RAM of 4GB. The back has a single-lens 12MP camera while the front ships with an 8MP shooter. To keep it alive will be a 3000mAh battery unit.
Since both devices have now been cleared by the FCC, their release in Canada and possibly the U.S. shouldn’t take long. We’ll let you when this happens. Keep following us!