Huawei launches Camera Focused P10 and P10 Plus
Huawei entered the flagship competition head on with the P9 last year which featured Leica powered Dual Camera setup. Thanks to a bigger focus on marketing, the P9 and P9 Plus made an overall good impression on users around the world, even in the United States.
After dozens of leaks and rumors over the past few weeks, Huawei has finally unveiled its new P10 and P10 Plus at MWC 2017. Huawei has been thinking a little differently for its P10 and P10 Plus flagship handsets — and is offering a spectrum of shades, including a striking deep blue option and a pale green. In total, there are 8 different color options of the P10 and P10 Plus: Dazzling Blue, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold, Greenery, White Ceramic, Mystic Silver and Prestige Gold.
The P10 gets the latest HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC. As with the last versions, the P8 had the P8 Plus, the P9 had the P9 Plus, the P10 will also be paired with the P10 Plus, featuring near-same internals but with a larger screen and a few extra premium features. The main obvious difference between the P10 and P10P will be the size of the device, the display, and the battery. The P10 uses a 5.1-inch 1920×1080 LCD, while the P10P rises up to 5.5-inch and a 2560×1440 and a slight curve to the display, similar to the Mate 9 Pro.
On the cameras, the P10/P10P has some updates here. The rear cameras use the second generation of Leica technology, using a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP RGB sensor, both supporting IOS up to 4K. One change is that the P10/P10P will support a monochrome ‘bokeh’ effect due to dual camera apertures. On the P10 the cameras support f/2.2, but this is upgraded on the P10P for f/1.8. On the software side for the rear cameras, Huawei has a ‘Portrait’ mode, which comes across like a beauty mode for smoother skin and brighter colors, but this is part of the Leica partnership rather than a few other ‘beauty mode’ variants we’ve seen in the past. Both devices use an 8MP front camera.
The fingerprint sensor has now been moved beneath the front screen glass. The standard model is backed by 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of storage, while the P10 Plus comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Both devices also support microSD expansion up to 256GB. Finally, the P10 sports a 3,200mAh battery, while the P10 Plus has a 3,750mAh battery; the batteries on both phones support fast charging.
the P10 and P10 Plus both run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. More interestingly, these are the first phones to run EMUI 5.1, Huawei’s updated software overlay. What’s interesting is, the UI will adapt to the color of your device. Huawei is also introducing a video creation feature called Highlights, which was developed in partnership with GoPro. Highlights will also automatically order, catalog and classify photos based on people, places or events. This will certainly help your massive photo library stay organized overtime.
Huawei is remaining hasn’t yet announced the American pricing or availability of the device. Though in Europe the P10 starts at €649, while the P10 Plus starts at €699.