Huawei P10 and P10 Plus both shined today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The handsets follow the design language same as last year’s P9 and P9 Plus, respectively, but packs Mate 9’s hardware foundation.
The handsets are once again co-engineered with German optics maker Leica, and focus more on photography alongside performance. The dual-camera setup is flat, meaning there’s no camera bump at the back. The rear plane gets rid of the fingerprint sensor, as the biometric authentication outlet is now moved to the front. The best part? It’s just 6.98mm thick.
On the technical side, the Huawei P10 sports a 5.1-inch FHD display, while the Plus variant goes for a 5.5-inch QHD panel. Huawei has buried its in-house Kirin 960 processor, which we’ve already seen on the Mate 9, under the hoods of the P10 and P10 Plus, coupled with 4GB and 6GB of RAM, respectively. The storage varies as well: 64GB and 128GB.
The P10’s dual camera configuration includes 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel lenses with f/2.2. It’s actually same as the Mate 9’s set-up; however, the P10 Plus significantly boosts the aperture to f/1.8. For selfie snappers, the 8-megapixel, f/1.9 lens should play pretty well.
Huawei has also partnered with GoPro this time for a new video creation feature called Highlights in the stock Gallery app. Huawei P10 and P10 Plus both run Android 7.0 Nougat, with EMUI 5.1 covering the Android flavor. The company says it has tweaked several aspects of the handsets to enhance the performance and user experience.
In partnership with Pantone, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will offer an array of color choices and finishes. These Huawei phones will be available worldwide, except in the United States, for €649 for the traditional P10, and €699 for the Plus model (with 4GB RAM/64GB storage). The higher P10 Plus with 6GB of RAM and 12GB of storage will retail for €799 when it launches later this quarter.