Huawei has unveiled their latest flagship, the P10 and P10 plus, focusing on aiding the ‘cosmopolitan lifestyle.’ More evolution than revolution in look and standard spec, the new device continues their Leica camera collaboration with an updated 2.0 pro edition with larger F1.9 aperture lenses. It also includes the brand’s first Leica front camera lens.
Where the device really comes into its own is connectivity, perhaps unsurprisingly given their prowess in the infrastructure market globally. Boasting four antennas rather than the previous three, the device allegedly reduces dropped calls by 60% compared to the iPhone 7’s performance. It also allows faster data transfer, especially when multiple apps are consuming data. The four antennas also allow for 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), making it the first ‘4.5G’ device.
Tying up with Pantone to talk at length about the new green and blue colour options and with every colour coming with a complementing theme, the laser cut textured back stands out from the usual metallic brush or glass style of many flagships, though with no retailer announced to be stocking the new shades, it’s unclear whether they’ll make it to the UK.
Out of all the Mobile World Congress releases so far (Blackberry, LG, HMD & Samsung), it’s Huawei that has stolen a march in terms of retail channels, with Three, Vodafone,O2, EE and Carphone Warehouse all stocking the P10.
The device also boasts 64GB of storage, 6GB RAM, an updated version of Huawei’s user interface – EMUI 5.0 and a 5.1” FHD display.
Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: ‘With HUAWEI P10 and P10+ we have created a smartphone that revolutionises and redefines portrait photography. Thanks to the evolution of our partnership with Leica Camera users now have an incredible Leica front camera on their Huawei device in addition to the rear. To match this innovation inside, Huawei’s partnership with Pantone Color Institute ensures that the devices are equally as beautiful on the outside. The HUAWEI P10 and P10+ are smartphones that are as fashionable as they are functional.’
And the P series wasn’t the only new arrival for Huawei at MWC, with the brand also announcing the second iteration of their smart watch including another collaboration with Porsche.
There’s no word of pricing or release date from any of the retailers or from Huawei.