Huawei debuts P10 and P10 Plus for MWC 17By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 February 2017 | Categories: news
In past years, the day before Mobile World Congress sees the world's top phone manufacturers vie to make the biggest impression. This year is no different, and Chinese company Huawei may have come out on top, debuting a pair of flagship offerings in the guise of the P10 and P10 Plus.
While there are very few subtle differences between these new models and last year's iteration, Huawei has used a kaleidoscope of colour, as well as a number of refinements for the P10 and P10 Plus.
Starting with colour, the new P series flagships come in eight different shades, two of which are exclusives to Huawei thanks to a partnership with Pantone - Greenery and Dazzling Blue. Along with those two exclusives, the P10 and P10 Plus will be available in Rose Gold, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Ceramic White, Mystic Silver and Graphite Black.
When it comes to the finer details, the P10 features a 5.1" Full HD display (1920x1080, 432 ppi) and larger 5.5" 2K screen (2560x1440, 540 ppi). Delving a bit deeper, both the P10 and P10 Plus feature the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset that was first seen in the Huawei Mate 9. The processor also has a similar setup in terms of the number of cores and speed, with an octa-core CPU, split between a quad-core 2.4 GHz and quad-core 1.8 GHz units. Added to this each P10 model will have 4 GB of RAM to call upon, with a 6 GB version also available on the P10 Plus.
On the rear, Huawei has opted for the dual-camera Leica setup found on the Mate 9, but stepped up things slightly with a Portraiture Mode, enhancements to the 20 MP monochrome sensor and improved the front facing camera to a 8 MP Leica lens too.
Both devices are set to land in South Africa in March, but a precise date has not been detailed. Also unclear is local pricing, but Huawei are set to sell the P10 for €649 and P10 Plus at €699 in select European regions.
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