Huawei has revealed their latest Android flagships: the P10 and P10 Plus. The Chinese giant collaborated with Pantone and Leica for the design and cameras on the devices. They will launch in select locations this March starting at €649.
The announcement took place in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress 2017. Huawei also presented a next generation Android Wear device: the Watch 2, the second smart watch of the company.
The company seeks to secure its position as a strong competitor to Samsung in the Android market, taking advantage of its absence at the event. The Korean powerhouse plans to launch the Samsung Galaxy 8 in April.
Colors and photographs are the P10’s strongest features
At first glance, Huawei’s P10 and P10 Plus stand out from the bunch thanks to their broad hue of color options. The Chinese giant partnered with Pantone to offer something new regarding design, and they delivered eight different tones.
The flagships will come in Ceramic White, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Dazzling Blue, and Greenery colors.
All designs of the P10 will feature a 5.1 1080p screen while the P10 Plus models will have a 5.5-inch 2k (WQHD) display. Both variants will carry an octa-core, 2.4 GHz Kirin 960 processor, the same one on the Huawei Mate 9.
The standard P10 will ship with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 3,200 mAh battery. The high-end P10 Plus, on the other hand, will have 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a 3,750 mAh battery.
Both devices will support memory expansion using microSD cards and Huawei’s fast charging system. The P10 and P10 Plus also have the fingerprint reader switched to the home button in the front, unlike the P9.
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Leica provides the optics in both the rear and the front of the latest Huawei flagships. Both phones have dual cameras on the rear with a 12 MP color sensor and a 20 MP monochrome, as well as 8 MP in the front for selfies.
Huawei’s latest flagships support 3D facial recognition and optical image stabilization (OIS) on videos and photos taken with the main cameras. The front-facing shooter has a multi-face detection feature that accommodates the angle to fit all the people in the picture.
However, only the P10 Plus gets a Leica Summilux lens and a wider f/1.8 aperture on the front for selfies with more light. The top-tier model will also get a 4×4 MIMO antenna that makes it compatible with 4.5G network speeds.
Huawei’s P10 has no U.S. release date yet
On top of all that, Huawei claims the P10 and P10 Plus have machine learning capabilities that will help the system run smoothly and launch apps fast depending on their size and usage.
The smartphones run on Android’s latest version, covered by the company’s signature EMUI 5.1 skin. They will start shipping this March in Europe, Malaysia, Australia, Mexico, and China, of course.
The Huawei P10 will cost €649 while the P10 Plus will carry a €699 price tag. In the U.S., this would come to roughly $685 and $740 respectively, but there is no release date yet for the American territory.