Huawei's forthcoming P10 is rumored to be the most expensive device yet in the P-series
by Joe M. / Jan 23, 2017, 11:04 AM
However, it looks like that unique camera experience could come at a cost. Twitter user @Ricciollo1 just announced that the P10 will be the most expensive device in Huawei's P-series to date, and when looking at the cost last year's P9, things could get pricey rather quickly. The tweet doesn't offer any exact pricing details, but we can make some fair guesses and assumptions when looking at past P-series handsets. When the standard P9 launched with 32GB of included storage, it featured a price of 599 EUR (around $644), and the P9 Plus boasted an increased price tag of 749 EUR (about $805). @Ricciolo1 does mention on Twitter that the P10 won't cost as much as the Mate 9 Porsche Design, meaning that the phone will be sold for less than 1,395 EUR (or $1,498 USD).
Those are some rather big numbers, but this rumor still leaves a bit to the imagination. Does this mean that the normal P10 will cost more than $805, or is that price going to be saved for the P10 Plus? There's still a lot we don't yet know, but thankfully we won't have to wait too much longer before Huawei officially outlines all of these details. And even if the P10 ends up being a rather costly handset, it's shaping up to be fairly impressive. Along with the improved camera system, we're also expecting the phone to come equipped with a 5.5-inch curved display on both edges of the phone, a resolution of 2560 x 1440, fingerprint scanner, and a design that's very reminiscent to that of the P9.
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh
Why do I feel like the more popular they get they want to raise the price.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:29 AM 5
Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014
Because they want to become the premium brand that commands premium profits, aka Apple and Samsung territory. The problem is, they will always have that Chinese stigma against them despite their phones looking really good. Their Honor phones are only selling because they're great looking while more reasonably priced.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 12:34 PM 4
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No one makes money from medium, low or cheap flagship phones. NO ONE. So yeah if they want to make some real money they need higher prices. Otherwise they will be just Xiaomi that makes no profit from the phones, like they admitted. BUT Huawei can start increasing prices for flagship, having Leica logo helps a lot with making the phone premium and and it doesn't hurt even if Leica improves tiny bit the camera tech.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 3:07 PM 0
Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014
P9 cost was same as P8 when out in market. P9 plus on the other hand was new category with more features and higher price. P10 will have same price as p9 however we might see an advance version of p10 for higher price.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:58 AM 0
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Huawei doesn't quite get it. They have a second rate SoC. They have no ROM support. They have not the best UI/UX overlay. They have not the best camera. They don't have the best screens. And the build quality isn't quite yet at the level of best of Apple and Samsung. And they still want to charge the same or higher price? Ain't gonna work.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 12:10 PM 0
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Greedy Huawei!, they must be planning to partner with some US carrier like T-mobile or Verizon to sell these phones in contract, It's crazy to buy a $800+ plus off contract. I have a rule to never exceed the $500 pricetag on a phone, It's not worth the investment.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 12:12 PM 1
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Well, that prices will stop Huawei's growth, and i guess that P11will cost less because no one will buy this overpised junk as long it doesn't lost 40% of its first price. Don't know where all those manufacturers like them, Samsung, HTC and Sony got an idea that we are ready to pay that much (with a rumors of price tags around 1000€ for their new devices) for something that is good only one season!? I was truly expecting this device, since i thought Mate 9 pro is just too expensive for what it offers at 750-800€ price tag. But, it's not that better than one year old S7edge that costs 550€ now, or OP3 with 480€ (plus 25% tax, for me)... I was hoping that p10 could come cheaper, but with this pruce i couldn't care less for it... And i can't say that i like it's design either.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 12:56 PM 0
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Fail. Mate 9 is 69Euro. See their official store vmall.eu
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 2:30 PM 0
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If Huawei wants to have the image of a premium company, it needs to be address to premium device buyers. They have proven the quality of their products with the P9, and now they want to capitalize. But in order to compare themselves with Samsung they need to offer Samsung-level services and they don't (just yet).
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 1:54 AM 0
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