Huawei has been making headlines with its recently launched Mate 9, but this seems to be the beginning of a new era for the company thanks to the new Huawei P10 renders that have just surfaced.
Apparently, the Huawei P10 will follow the Mate 9 in adopting a new curved design for the display panel, moving away from the flat screen design used on the P9. Just days after specs of the P10 were leaked on GFXBench, the Chinese microblogging website Weibo has surfaced with renders of the phone, but it is possible that we might have two variants of the Huawei P10.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Huawei P10 will come with a flat screen and curved screen design, something that also happened with the Huawei Mate 9. It is also possible that a physical home button will still be used on the handset, something that is strange since this year’s P9 didn’t have this feature.
Earlier renders of the flat screen Huawei P10 had indicated that the phone will come with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the front panel, just below the display unit. But it appears that the curved screen P10 will get this feature on the back panel, but it will keep the traditional sensor. With an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, users of the flat screen Huawei P10 will be able to use their fingers even when wet, dirty or sweaty. But given that there are still months between now and the release of the phone, don’t be surprised if the curved screen version also gets this feature, especially since it can be fitted literally anywhere, including the screen itself.
Specs-wise, the Huawei P10 will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display screen, just like the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and under the hood, the GFXBench report says that a Kirin 960 SoC will power the flagship. There will be 6GB RAM that is paired with 256GB of inbuilt storage. This will further be supported by a microSD card storage option. Like the Huawei P9 and Mate 9, the P10 will also come in with a Leica-branded dual-lens camera on the back, but this time it will be a 16MP sensor and not 12MP.
The Huawei P10 should be unveiled in Q2 2017, but up to now, there are no details on the pricing of the phone. However, expect nothing less than the $600 price tag slammed on the P9.