The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have been around for a few weeks following their launch at the MWC 2017 event back in February, however, it’s only now that the standard P10 has made its official debut in Africa.
According to the official Huawei websites for Egypt and South Africa, the Huawei P10 will soon be available for purchase in these two markets. Apparently, the Chinese OEM has just updated the websites with the details of the phone, but there’s still no mention of the exact release date. In addition, the pricing details of the P10 in these two markets has also not been confirmed for now, but you can expect some variations when compared to other markets due to things like taxes and import fees.
Picking up from where last year’s P9 left, the new Huawei P10 is obviously targeting photogenic smartphone buyers. The phone ships with a Leica-branded dual-lens camera on the back that is capable of delivering professional photos. The design of the phone is even better and it gets even sweeter when it comes to the specs under the hood.
To be more specific, the Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch display screen with a Full HD (1080p) resolution and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Under the hood, the phone packs a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor – same as the Huawei Mate 9 – that is paired with a decent RAM of 4GB. The handset also packs the company’s Ultra Memory technology that plays an intelligent role of allocating, recycling and compressing memory in order to allow installed apps to load even much faster than ever.
For the storage, you get three options of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it’s possible that these two markets – including other African markets – might have to settle for the entry-level model. Keeping the phone alive is a 3200mAh battery that is supported by Huawei’s proprietary fast charging technology. There’s Android 7.0 Nougat running the show out of the box alongside the EMUI 5.1 skin.
As noted earlier, the Huawei P10 has a dual-lens camera that houses 20MP and 12MP lenses whereas the front has an 8MP shooter. As expected, the main camera has more features than the selfie shooter, coming in with the likes of PDAF, dual-tone LED flash and more.
Even though the Huawei P10 has up to eight different color variants that include the outstanding Dazzling Blue and Greenery as well as the likes of Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, White Ceramic and Mystic Silver, it’s possible that only a handful will make it to Africa. Of course, we’ll be here to let you know which ones do, including their specific release dates as well as pricing details. Keep following us!
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Update: Apparently, those in Egypt have something to smile about as the official website has also been updated with details of the flagship Huawei P10 Plus and the budget Huawei P10 Lite. Like before, details of their actual availability and pricing are still a mystery. The P10 Plus has just about the same performance specs as the standard P10, but some get a plus. For instance, the screen size is larger at 5.5 inches and has a better QHD resolution alongside an even bigger 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and 3750mAh battery unit. This variant has dual-SIM connectivity.
The cameras are the same, but the Huawei P10 Plus has better specs and features than the P10. For the processor and OS, there are no differences at all. Coming to the Huawei P10 Lite, you get a 5.2-inch 1080p screen like the standard P10, but the processor is weaker, a Kirin 658 paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The battery is a 3000mAh unit while the main camera has a 12MP lens that is supported by an 8MP selfie shooter. Software-wise, there’s Android Nougat running the show. Unlike the other P10 models, the Lite version has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.