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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus officially unveiled: sleeker designs, refined cameras, more oomph

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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus officially unveiled: sleeker designs, refined cameras, more oomph

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have just gone official, entering the stage as the new flagships for Huawei in 2017.

The two new phones feature sleek new designs with an improved dual camera system made in collaboration with Leica.

Huawei also puts a lot of focus on the style and color choice of the new P10 and P10 Plus. It has developed a few impressive color options: the refreshing, reinvigorating 'Greenery' color and the more mysterious 'Dazzling Blue' option, along with more traditional black and silver colors.

Huawei
P10
Huawei
P10 Plus
PlatformHuawei Emotion UI 5.1
Android 7.0 Nougat
Huawei Emotion UI 5.1
Android 7.0 Nougat
Dimensions145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm
145 g
153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm
165 g
Display5.1" Full HD
Gorilla Glass 5
5.5" Quad HD
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor, RAMKirin 960 (4x A73, 4x A53)
4 GB RAM
Kirin 960 (4x A73, 4x A53)
4 GB / 6 GB RAM
Storage64 GB
+ microSD
64 GB / 128 GB
+ microSD
Camera12MP color + 20MP monochrome
Leica f/2.0 rear cameras
8MP front
12MP color + 20MP monochrome
Leica f/2.0 rear cameras
8MP front
Battery3,200 mAh3,750 mAh
Special featuresHuawei Super ChargeHuawei Super Charge

Huawei has collaborated with Leica again to improve the camera on the P10 and P10 Plus in the new Leica Dual Camera 2.0. Both phones feature a dual rear camera setup, with a 12MP color camera and a 20-megapixel monochrome (black and white) camera. You can use them separately, but you can also get a nice depth of focus effect in the camera app that smartly combines information from these two color sensors.

Under the hood, the two phones are powered by the Huawei Kirin 960 system chip, an in-house built chip that sports four powerful Cortex A57 processor cores that take care of more intense applications, and four power-efficient A53 processor cores used for daily tasks. The phones ship with at least 64 GB of on-board storage, a plentiful allowance, and there is a microSD card slot for expanding that memory. A new Huawei Ultra Memory solution optimizes memory storage, preventing your phone from slowing down when you get more content on it.

This new system chip powers the latest Huawei Emotion UI, version 5.1, built on top of the modern Android 7.0 Nougat. 

Camera: better Portrait mode and bokeh


We've already mentioned that there is a new dual-camera system on the Huawei P10, but it is the software that really makes these two new phones stand out. Huawei has built in a brand new Portrait mode that will add those creamy, blurred backgrounds to pictures that will make people stand out. This new bokeh mode is much improved from Huawei's earlier efforts and is available to use with both the color camera, but also with monochrome pictures, that get a really timeless look to them. Portrait mode is also applied to the front camera. In both cameras, Huawei applies some clever algorithms to ensure skin color is accurate and good looking, while the bokeh effect has that natural vibe to it.

Better battery life


The Huawei P10 also beats the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7 in terms of battery life. Regular users will get a 1.8 days of battery life on a single charge, while heavy useres will get more than 1.3 days, which beats the iPhone 7 by a small margin and the Galaxy S7 by a larger margin, according to Huawei. The P10 Plus is getting even better battery life figures. Both phones also support fast charging speeds, so you can quickly recharge.


Price and release date


The Huawei P10 family release date starts from March 2017, when the two devices will be rolled out in the following 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, and Vietnam

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus price is set as follows:

  • €650 for Huawei P10 (64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM)
  • €700 for Huawei P10 Plus (64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM)
  • €800 for Huawei P10 Plus (128 GB storage with 4 GB RAM)

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This story is part of: Huawei at MWC 2017(11 updates)

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posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:28 7

1. phonester (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Oct 2016)


The front looks quite similar to iPhone 6..only smaller bezelsbezels.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:17

12. torr310 (Posts: 1037; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I don't care what it looks like as long as it's good looking and I like it. Would you mind if your gf/bf looks like a star/model?

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:22

18. ibend (Posts: 6420; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


looks like gorgeous star/model? hell yeah...

looks like ugly star.model? no thanks...

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:28 2

2. sissy246 (Posts: 3513; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Huawei does have the best looking dual camera setup.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:32 9

3. Rafishant (Posts: 345; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


WOW!
Congrats Huawei. You copied Apple better than any time before!

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:13 1

10. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017)


Wow did they even copied stupid bendgate# and touchscreen issue

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:21 3

13. sissy246 (Posts: 3513; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


The back of this phone looks 1000 times better then the iphone. I do agree the copied the huge bezels from the iphone.
Overall I like the phone.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:58 1

23. Paximos (Posts: 161; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Anyone mistaking this with an iPhone, is simply D U M B.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:35 1

4. maherk (Posts: 4615; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Does it have OIS?

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:36 2

5. PryvateiDz (Posts: 243; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Sense the LG G6 has flubbed for me. I might get me the P10, depends on the pricing.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:41 3

6. maherk (Posts: 4615; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I want a front placed home botton, and since Samsung are moving away from that, the P10 looking like a great option for me.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:47 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 23582; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Huawei looks good bro.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:53

20. PryvateiDz (Posts: 243; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


*Since. Goodness.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:54

21. PryvateiDz (Posts: 243; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Definitely a great option. Too bad it's not coming to the US for me.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:46

7. zenun12 (Posts: 146; Member since: 31 Oct 2016)


PA, it's A73, not A57.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:52

8. kefalin (Posts: 279; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


nice iPhone 7 Plus ripoff Huawei...

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 07:53

9. w1000i (Posts: 112; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


3200 mAh is good for 5.1 inch and slim design.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:16

11. Leo_MC (Posts: 2296; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Beautiful design.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:28 2

14. GreenMan (Posts: 1717; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


I honestly don't find anything wrong with this phone. And the iphone looks don't bother me much.

The only thing that I used to complain about is The forked version of Android made by Huawei, The EMUI. But the latest EMUI based on Nougat looks pretty close to stock Android (Except for the settings menu which came straight from iOS). And I must say that now this phone seems like a winner to me...

Its only problem now is the brand recognition, or the lack of it to be precise. Most people here have never heard of Xiaomi, Oppo or Huawei and when they hear that these are Chinese Brands, they tend to steer clear of it because they think that all Chinese companies are a rip-off of popular brands.

And I can't blaim them for thinking of this phone as a cheap iPhone clone, because it certainly look like it...!

Why can't they just go with their own design...?

Oh well,

G'Day!

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 08:41 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 23582; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice phone, kinda iPhone inspired, but with its own spin as well. It's packing some serious power.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:01

17. Marslander (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


So any device that has smooth rounded corners is an iPhone copy?

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 10:34 1

26. AmashAziz (Posts: 969; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Well it does look a somewhat like an iPhone 7.....you can't deny that. But with Huawei's own special sauce as a seasonning, the device still looks great!

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 10:36 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 23582; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No, but that phone is very iPhone inspired.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:45

19. Bondurant (Posts: 544; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


rear camera is f1.8 aperture. Not f2.0.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 10:40

28. Bondurant (Posts: 544; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


More complicated. The P10 has a F2.2 rear camera while the P10 plus is a "pro edition" camera with F1.8.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:57

22. Paximos (Posts: 161; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Anyone mistaking this with Apple, is simply dumb

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:59

24. Teeeyoo (Posts: 98; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Columbia or Colombia?

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 10:09

25. lalalaman (Posts: 637; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


their other flagships are still somewhat better....P series are at downfall

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 10:43

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 23582; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Next up is the S8, then on to the big boys in September Note 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. These warmup devices are great, but everyone knows what the Big 4 are.

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, S8, and Note 8.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 01:40

30. GeekOFW (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Dec 2016)


Hmmm. I like the specs but I hate phones that look like an iPhone. tssss.

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