Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are no longer rumors, rather, the two have been made official at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Spain.
Both phones have a lot in common when it comes to the design language, but there are a few differences under the hood. According to the company, those who are into buying the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will start doing so as from March. In addition, the phones will be sold in at least 30 different markets across the globe.
We’re yet to see a Huawei P series phone come to the U.S. and as such, it is not a surprise that this market is missing on the list of 30 countries that will be selling the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. These countries include Asia’s China, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam; Europe’s Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. Going down to the South is Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Mexico. Others include Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch LCD screen with a full HD resolution. Under the hood, the phone gets a Kirin 960 octa-core processor that is paired with a 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. This can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB. It supports dual-SIM connectivity and runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box with EMUI 5.1 skin.
The back of the P10 has a dual camera of 20MP+12MP. Where the former larger lens is a monochrome, the smaller one is an RGB. The Leica branding remains, f/2.2 aperture, OIS, laser AF as well as dual-tone LED flash. The front has an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calls. You also get the latest connectivity standards such as 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and others, but unlike the P9, the fingerprint scanner is front-mounted. To keep it alive is a huge 3200mAh battery that supports the company’s proprietary fast charging technology.
As for the Huawei P10 Plus, the major differences from outside are the larger 5.5-inch LCD display screen with a QHD resolution. Most of the specs under the hood remain unchanged, with the Kirin 960 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage retained, but this model gets a high-end 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The differences don’t end here as apparently, the P10 Plus has a better camera where the aperture is stepped up to f/1.8, but the rest of the specs, including OIS and laser AF, remain unchanged. The software remains unchanged as well.
The Huawei P10 Plus also offers the same connectivity standards found on the standard P10, but the battery capacity is obviously larger at 3750mAh. The duo is available in eight color variants, but not all of them will be available in all markets. These include dazzling blue, dazzling gold, graphite black, white ceramic, greenery, rose gold, prestige gold and mystic silver.
As for the prices, all color variants have the same price, with Huawei P10 starting at €649 while the P10 Plus will start at €699. In the case of the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, the P10 Plus will set you back €799.