The next imaging star is born as Huawei officially unveils the next P series the P10 and the larger P10 Plus. It took off where the P9 left off and comes with all the desired hardware changes that focuses not only with imaging but also on the refinement of its overall design and performance as well.
Design on the new handsets isn’t far from its predecessor with almost the same curves yet an updated antenna lines that is virtually the same as the iPhone 7’s. On the front, the P10 has a 5.1-inch IPS LCD display covered by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass lamination on top, the back is an all metal plate with diamond-cut and sandblasted finish, something that Huawei claims to be the first to use the method in the industry. just above the metal plate, is a profound glass laminated Leica-branded dual-camera module coupled to a dual-tone LED flash.
The P10 Display if you might have guessed is a 0.1″ little shorter than that of a P9, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad at all. It carries the same resolution from last year’s model at 1080p which performs well in any condition. A full-HD resolution doesn’t only deliver a great performance but will also save your battery life.
As for the camera, the P10 comes with an Adaptive-Selfie camera which they call it the new Portrait Mode, this mode uses a variable Aperture mode and Beautification features and this is available for both the front and back camera’s. One of the most looked out for on the new P10 is the camera equipment.
P10’s camera module directly takes a cue from the Mate 9 with the same sensors and specifications. The Leica branded module houses a 12 MP RGB sensor and a 20 MP monochrome unit. Both sensors has a f/2.2 Aperture but only the RGB sensor comes with Optical Image Stabilization.
What really gets a significant upgrade in the camera department is the camera on the front as it is now a Leica sensor as well. With hardware capabilities and software combined, users can now take a self-portrait Bokeh effect with live preview.
With multimedia and imaging becomes the highlights on almost every smartphone other their, Huawei made sure that the P10 brings the best possible multimedia feature there is and with that, the handset offers the same stereo speakers setup as the Huawei Mate 9.
Fingerprint scanner on the P10 is also placed on a standard home button below the screen, this goes for a simpler approach and is a bit practical to include in the design and designation for the fingerprint scanner to be house on the front.
In addition to that, the home button also has added gesture control features that takes a tap for Back, hold for Home screen and swipe to bring about the task manager. Thess gesture controls are now possible thanks to Huawei’s latest EMUI 5.1 user interface on top of Android 7.0 (Nougat).
Huawei P10 Plus
Huawei P10 Plus is basically a larger version of the P10 that you’ve seen above and a little more. The design is aesthetically the same but the P10 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch display with four times the resolution at 2560 x 1440 QHD.
The P10 Plus is also powered by Huawei’s Kirin 960 chipset but unlike the regular variant, the Plus version has either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage space respectively, It also has a microSD card support just in case you need to get more stuff on the P10 Plus.
For this imaging powerhouse, the P10 Plus comes with the same Leica co-engineered 12MP RGB + 20 MP MonoChrome cameras but this time has awider Aperture at f/1.8 which notably takes more light than that from the regular variant. This ensures clearer photos and videos under low-lighting conditions. The main camera features Laser AF and employs dual-tone LED flash to further assist in dim conditions.
With the Huawei P10 Plus, the Chinese company claims that this is the first handset of its kind that supports 4.5G connection with its 4 LTE Antennas (4x4MIMO 600Mbps) situated in corners of the handset. While some manufacturer claims their support for LTE-A, the Huawei P10 Plus supports more than that as the realm of 4.5G is on LTE-A Pro standard which means it’s more faster in connectivity all the way. However the later needs carrier support and capabilities, so if you are in an area that only max at LTE-A or in 4G, then the P10 Plus will automatically switch to that connection.
As the name implies, we’ve already seen the notable plusses with the P10 Plus and to fully take justice on the name or branding internally, the P10 Plus gets a plus battery pack at 3750 mAh in capacity and supports Huawei’s Quick Charging capabilities.
As for the rest, the Huawei P10 Plus gets all other features from the regular P10 including Gorilla Glass 5, EMUI 5.1 on Nougat, touch sensitive home button with fingerprint sensor built-in ans stereo speakers.
The Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus will be launching this coming march in these markets: Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
For the Huawei P10, the handset will be available in these following color options:Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Rose Gold, Ceramic White, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, and Prestige Gold. Price for the handset is set to 649 Euros.
For the Huawei P10 Plus, available color options for the handset includes:Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Rose Gold and Greenery. As for the Price, the 4G/64GB variant will set you back at 699 Euros while the 6G/128GB variant is set at 799 Euros.