MWC 2017: Huawei launches the P10 and P10 Plus

Huawei P10

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus has been officially announced. The latest iteration of the Huawei’s P-series smartphone has received a bump in specifications and more importantly, an improved new camera module co-engineered with Leica dubbed as the Leica Dual Camera 2.0 Pro.

Huawei P10 & P10 Plus Specifications

P10P10 Plus
CPU & GPUHiSilicon Kirin 960
4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73
4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Mali-G71MP8
RAM4 GB4 GB / 6 GB
Storage64 GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM2)
64 GB / 128GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM2)
Display5.1 inches
1920*1080 Full HD
IPS-NEO LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
5.5 inches
2560*1440 Quad HD
IPS-NEO LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera (rear)12 MP RGB
20 MP Monochrome
f/2.2 aperture
OIS
PDAF
Dual LED, Dual tone flash
12 MP RGB
20 MP Monochrome
f/1.8 aperture
OIS
PDAF
Dual LED, Dual tone flash
Camera (front)8 MP
f/1.9 aperture
BatteryNon-removable 3200 mAh
Li-Ion
Non-removable 3750 mAh
Li-Ion
Operating SystemEmotion UI 5.1
Android 7.0 Nougat
SIMSingle / Dual
Nano SIM
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS

Huawei P10 & P10 Plus Design

Huawei P10

The most noticeable physical change on the P10 would be the fingerprint scanner. Huawei has moved the fingerprint scanner from the rear to the front. The rest of the design of P10 has pretty much remained identical to its predecessor with a slight improvement on the handling. The corners are curvier and rounder than the P9.

Both P10 and P10 Plus will come in Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Dazzling Blue and Greenery colours. The rear chassis of Dazzling Blue will be textured in order to form an oleophobic surface that repels fingerprints and smudges.

Huawei P10 & P10 Plus Camera

The rear camera uses the second generation of Huawei x Leica co-engineered dual camera technology. The dual camera technology will be utilising a 12 MP RGB sensor and a 20 MP Monochrome sensor. The camera can now support bokeh adjustment even in monochrome mode.

The only difference between P10 and P10 Plus camera is the lens aperture. The P10 uses f/2.2 Summarit, while the P10 Plus uses a faster f/1.8 Summilux.

Leica also works with Huawei on the front camera. The selfie shooter while remained 8-megapixel, the lens has been upgraded to a faster and brighter f/1.9 aperture lens. That is quite an upgrade from the previous f/2.4 aperture lens.

Huawei is looking forward to the release on March 2017 and Malaysia will be one of the first countries to receive the device. Stay tuned for the actual release date as well as the pricing.

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