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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31 Comments

1. phonester

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 27, 2016

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

12. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 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?

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks like gorgeous star/model? hell yeah... looks like ugly star.model? no thanks...

2. sissy246

Posts: 7113; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Huawei does have the best looking dual camera setup.

3. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

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

10. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Wow did they even copied stupid bendgate# and touchscreen issue

13. sissy246

Posts: 7113; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

23. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

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

4. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Does it have OIS?

5. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

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

6. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Huawei looks good bro.

21. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

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

20. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

*Since. Goodness.

7. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

PA, it's A73, not A57.

8. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

nice iPhone 7 Plus ripoff Huawei...

9. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

3200 mAh is good for 5.1 inch and slim design.

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Beautiful design.

14. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

17. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 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!

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, but that phone is very iPhone inspired.

19. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

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

28. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

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

22. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Anyone mistaking this with Apple, is simply dumb

24. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Columbia or Colombia?

25. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

30. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

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

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