Huawei smartphones are getting higher and higher, and the successor to the superb P9 is wanting like one other winner
The Huawei P9 was considered one of our favourite smartphones launched in 2016, because of its excellent twin-lens digital camera produced with the assistance of digital camera specialists Leica. We’ve subsequently been much more impressed by the Huawei Mate 9, and if the rumors turn into correct, the P10 is coming to problem it for supremacy within the firm’s vary. Right here’s what we expect we find out about it to date.
Huawei’s P-collection smartphones are all the time the fashionable ones, in comparison with the enterprise-like Mate collection, mixing good-seems to be with excessive-high quality supplies, for a style-ahead outcome. Leaks have proven the P10 might look just like the P9, with a metallic physique, and a glass or different materials part housing the digital camera lenses on the again. Apparently, a Weibo-sourced leak factors to Huawei shifting the fingerprint sensor from the again of the telephone to the entrance, in a house button beneath the display. This can be a new design course for the P-collection.
The entrance fingerprint sensor additionally seems on a leak that exhibits a telephone stated to be the P10, however with a curved display and again panel, making it look fairly just like the Porsche Design Mate 9. It doesn’t totally match different leaked footage of the P10, except for a picture linked to a post quoting Huawei CEO Richard Yu. Nevertheless, whereas none of this has been confirmed but, however the potential for a P10, a P10 Plus, and a Porsche Design P10 can’t be dominated out.
One other leak, this time originating from Chinese social network Weibo, exhibits the P10 in further colours — a minty inexperienced, a champagne, and a purple — the place a curved edge is certainly seen on the again of the telephone. The supply isn’t properly know although, and its accuracy can’t be judged but. Huawei did add a stunning blue and pink colour choice to the P9 after launch although, so we all know it’s not afraid of experimenting outdoors of the standard silver, black or white choices.
When will the P10 be introduced? The Huawei P9 was revealed in April 2016, and the P10 is more likely to comply with a yr afterwards. A quote attributed to Huawei CEO Richard Yu says the P10 will arrive in March or April 2017. This might put it after Cellular World Congress, which takes place on the finish of February, and does fall in with Huawei’s choice for launching a P-collection telephone at a separate, often glitzy occasion.
The P9 might have an superior digital camera, however the different specs gained’t stand as much as the competitors in 2017, so what’s Huawei planning for the successor? Specs supposedly for the P10 have been present in a log of GFXBench, they usually give some perception into what we should always anticipate. Within the log, we will see the telephone being known as LON-L29. This yr’s P9 had a mannequin variety of LON-L19, so the mannequin quantity discovered within the benchmark log more than likely refers to what is going to ultimately be the P10.
So what precisely does the benchmark log reveal? Properly, for starters the gadget may have a 5.5-inch show with a decision of two,560 x 1,440 pixels — that’s a bump up from the complete HD show on the P9. On prime of that, we should always anticipate a brand new 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor, in addition to a hefty 6GB of RAM — an quantity that only a few telephones, together with the OnePlus three, have in the present day. The P9 has solely 3GB of RAM, so the bump as much as 6GB represents a reasonably main improve. In terms of onboard storage, the system listed boasts a whopping 256GB.
An extra leak repeats the prospect of a 5.5-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel decision, but in addition mentions an ordinary P9 mannequin with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, indicating the 6GB/256GB model might be a premium-type mannequin for restricted launch.
The digital camera was the P9’s standout function, so we’re hoping the P10 makes use of the Mate 9’s second era Leica twin-lens setup, and even higher. The benchmark report additionally mentions the digital camera, suggesting it as 12-megapixels, nevertheless the log doesn’t say whether or not it has two lenses. The entrance-dealing with digital camera apparently has eight-megapixels.
The one leak mentioning the software program thus far signifies the gadget will ship with Android 7.zero Nougat. We’re hoping for EMUI 5 or later, and all of the enhancements it brings with it, to be positioned excessive. Moreover, Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant could also be onboard, following its debut on the Mate 9.
General, the telephone appears to be shaping as much as be fairly darn spectacular. We’ll maintain you up to date with all of the information and rumors right here.
Article initially revealed November 2016. Up to date on 01-27-2017 by Andy Boxall: Added in new leaked footage, specs, and launch date rumors.