Huawei is speeding towards its goal of overtaking Samsung in the race to sell the most smartphones worldwide. The Chinese manufacturer plans to give its devices an air of exclusivity similar to the iPhone or Galaxy S series. Here's everything we know so far, and the latest images of the device.
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According to a leaked promotional document, originally in Chinese, the P10 will have three different variants, each with a different amount of internal storage and RAM. The P10 Plus will come in two variants.
The P10 will have three versions: one with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, another with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage and the largest with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The pricing for each converted to USD will be around $508, $595 and $683, respectively.
The larger P10 Plus model will have two versions: 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage for around $726, and 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage for around $828.
The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are expected to be revealed on February 26, a day prior to Mobile World Congress. It is unclear if Huawei will release this device in the US, but Americans will still be able to purchase it from sites like Amazon (as usual for non-Honor branded Huawei smartphones) in any case.
In addition to the expected black color variant we saw in the aforementioned leaked promo document, Huawei has teased three color variants on its Twitter page in recent days: blue, gold and green.
While Huawei didn't show what the devices would look like wearing these colors, famous leaker Evan Blass posted an image that showcases the device's more interesting color options. Let us know which you like best!
Huawei P10 in (left to right) blue, gold, and green. pic.twitter.com/Li1jh55Y46— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 16, 2017
The Huawei P9 is quite elegant. The aluminum build brings back the thinness boasted by its successor, the P8. The P10 carries on this tradition. The future flagship of the Chinese brand has popped up in the FCC database, so now we have images of each angle of the device.
For the P9, Huawei collaborated with the famous German camera manufacturer, Leica. Hopefully, this collaboration will further enrich the cameras of its future flagships like the P10. In the photo below, we can see the dual camera on the back of the device, but no hints about Leica.
The images of the device placed next to rulers show the size to be approximately 147 x 70 x 7/8 mm, thus being slightly wider than its predecessor at 145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm.
On the bottom edge, we find a speaker, a Type-C USB port, a microphone and a headphone jack.
If early leaked renders are anything to judge by, it seems like the P10 could offer the same dual curved edge design as the P9, as well as a straight-edged version. One of the major changes at this stage appears to be the possibility of getting a physical home button on the front of the device.
Huawei P10: specs
We got the first leaks of the Huawei P10 – model number LON-L29 – from GFXbench. The P9 was the EVA-L29 so we assume that this is its successor. If these specs leaks are true then we should see some delicious improvements. Its screen could be slightly larger, coming in at 5.5 inches, but the resolution could also be remarkably increased. The P9 had a Full-HD (1920 x 1080) and the P10 display could have a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440). The leaked images of the P10 appear to confirm the rumors that the P10 will have a 5.5-inch screen and QHD resolution.
Its processor could come with the new generation Kirin 960 (HiSilicon Hi3660, octa-core) and might feature a Mali-G71 GPU. The RAM may be bumped up to 6 GB and internal memory 256 GB. It's likely that there are different storage variants with this device.
We assume that the leaked 11 MP main camera will be a dual camera system and will therefore double to 22 MP. This is similar to the P9 and Mate 9. The front camera could be 7 MP.
Again, recent leaks are indicating that speculation on the specs may be right, as the processor might include a Kirin 960 processor with an octa-core 2.3 GHz CPU and Mali-G71 GPU. Some new rumors now circulating on the P10 are hinting that two variants of the phone may be offered. One model could have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage, and the second having 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB memory. You can view the possible images of the prototype below.
The early indications are that Huawei will be carrying over the dual camera system which made the P9 so popular, but has only increased the power of the camera to a relatively modest 12MP.
It also appears that the P10 departures from the design specification of the P9. For instance, the fingerprint scanner for the P10 could be a front-facing feature. These have come to us via Weibo, and spotted by AndroidPure.
Another image, leaked by PlayfulDroid, appears to show the home button and integrated fingerprint sensor fully flush with the surface of the handset, which would mean a capacitive button set underneath the screen, rather than a hardware button.
What do you want to see with the Huawei P10? Let us know in the comments.