Huawei's forthcoming P10 is rumored to be the most expensive device yet in the P-series

Huawei's forthcoming P10 is rumored to be the most expensive device yet in the P-series
Huawei kicked off 2017 with the release of the Mate 9 in the United States, bringing one of the company's best flagships to compete with other handsets here in the US. However, despite the recent release of the Mate 9, Huawei is already working on its latest flagship smartphone - the P10. We've see plenty of rumors and leaks about the P10 lately, with the most recent and notable one being that of press renders for the phone. The P9 was the first Huawei phone to feature a dual-camera setup thank was made in partnership with Leica, and we're expecting the P10 to improve on this same camera system.

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.

source: @Ricciolo1 via GSMArena

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  • 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

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20 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Whaaaat ? Hell no, it's too expensive, even Apple is not that pricey in the basic model. #BoycottHuawei

2. kingyazid25 unregistered

Why do I feel like the more popular they get they want to raise the price.

10. Tziggy14

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.

18. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

That is correct. They will always be chinese mostly thanks to their ugly* software. *Disclaimer: Personal preferences.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

what does this phone offer to warrant such a pricing?

4. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

WOW crazy if this is true.

5. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

well they mybe calculated the price like this(for us market only) msrp + trumps tariffs=iphone

6. Bondurant

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.

7. vasra

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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.

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I own a P9 and I can say that it's built just as good as any flagship.

8. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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.

9. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

YES, I've always wanted to buy a phone that's more expensive than other phones that have the same or better specs, I'll buy 3!!! /s

11. raky_b

Posts: 390; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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.

13. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Fail. Mate 9 is 69Euro. See their official store vmall.eu

14. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

579 in UK. 699 in Spain.

15. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

S7 edge is 639 in UK. Who's paying you.

12. S4NDY

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Shut up and take my money!

17. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Huawei becoming Apple 2 .. greedy bstrds

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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).

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