Huawei has officially unveiled its new P-series smartphone, the P10 and P10 Plus. Being predecessor to the P9, the P10 series builds upon last year’s offering and provides significant improvements in terms of specs and build quality. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus offers a lot of promises, mostly on the aesthetic side. The appealing metal uni-body design of either phone are quite hard to ignore, while the company has also made the body a little curved on the side, making it easier to hold in one hand. And the hyper diamond cut process to make the phone less prone to smudges and slips should be more than appreciated.
Despite similar aesthetics, the P10 and P10 Plus comes with differentiable specs sheet. Display wise, the Huawei P10 sports a 5.1-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, whilst the P10 Plus offers 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with QHD resolution(2560 x 1440 pixels). Although the Full-HD display on the P10 won’t do much of a favor, Huawei has implemented a predictive fingerprint tracking technology allowing both phones to predict your next finger position, meaning you’ll get much better touch responsiveness than you used to.
Underneath, both phones are powered by similar Kirin 960 octa-core chipset with a clock speed of 2.4GHz. The processor present on both phones resembles the processor on Huawei’s Mate 9. Unfortunately, the P10 is backed up with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, while the P10 Plus rocks a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage — both expandable via a microSD card. Regardless of memory, both phones will usually perform your day to day as well as heavy multitasking with ease. Expect same on the gaming side.
Likewise, its predecessor, the Huawei P10, and P10 Plus once again shine those dual lenses from Leica, a German brand. The P10 boasts a dual camera setup at the back, one being the 12MP color lens, whereas the other being the 20MP monochrome sensor with an aperture rate of f/2.2. However, the P10 Plus highlights a minor camera upgrade. It comes with similar 12MP and 20MP lens but with a better aperture rate of f/1.9. And yes, both phones carries Optical Image Stabilization.
As for the selfies, both P10 and P10 Plus comes with an 8MP sensor. The new sensor at the front is claimed to provide an improved brightness and wider dynamic range, which means your selfies should look pretty good.
Software wise, as expected, both phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat on top of EMUI 5.1, making both phones the first from Huawei to run the software. Highlighting the software, Huawei has implemented an image and video editing software called ‘Highlights’, thanks to the partnership between the company[Huawei] and GoPro. The editing software, as claimed, does provide a lot of options, including an option to add your own music and video transitions.
Both P10 and P10 Plus carries a 3,200mAh and 3,750mAh battery respectively. While the P10 Plus has much more to offer in this department, we’re pretty sure that the smaller one[P10] will comparatively offer more battery life, considering that it has a low-res screen. Other noticeable feature includes a fingerprint scanner at the front, which is claimed to be the fastest and most reliable one till date.
The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will come in 8 different colors including the Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold, White Ceramic, Prestige Gold, and Mystic Silver. Huawei has stated that the color availability may depend on regions. Huawei is yet to reveal anything about the pricing of both devices.