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Huawei P10: News and rumors

Why it matters to you

Huawei has turned a corner with its hardware and software, and it’s ramping up its next release amid a big U.S. sales push.

The Huawei P9 was one of our favorite smartphones released in 2016, due to its superb dual-lens shooter produced with the help of camera experts Leica. We’ve subsequently been even more impressed by the Huawei Mate 9, and if the rumors turn out to be accurate, the P10 is coming to challenge it for supremacy in the company’s range.

Here’s what we think we know about it so far.

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Huawei’s P-series smartphones are always the stylish ones, compared to the business-like Mate series, blending good looks with high-quality materials for a fashion-forward result. The P10 may be more stylish thanks to three colorful options.

The company teased that the P10 will come in three color options: green, blue, and gold.

This somewhat matches a leak from Chinese social network Weibo that showed the P10 in a minty green, a champagne gold, and a purple. The purple is the only one that doesn’t exactly match the blue from Huawei’s tweet — we’ll have to wait and see what colors are offered when the device is announced. Huawei did add a gorgeous blue and red color option to the P9 after launch, so we know it’s not afraid of experimenting outside of the usual silver, black, or white options.

Leaks have shown the P10 may look similar to the P9, with a metal body, and a glass or other material section housing the camera lenses on the back. Interestingly, a Weibo-sourced leak points to Huawei shifting the fingerprint sensor from the back of the phone to the front, in a home button beneath the screen. This is a new design direction for the P-series.

The front fingerprint sensor also appears on a leak that shows a phone said to be the P10, but with a curved screen and back panel, making it look quite similar to the Porsche Design Mate 9. It doesn’t entirely match other leaked pictures of the P10, aside from an image linked to a post quoting Huawei CEO Richard Yu. However, while none of this has been confirmed yet, but the possibility of a P10, a P10 Plus, and a Porsche Design P10 can’t be ruled out.

Release date and price

Huawei’s P10 will be revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place at the end of February. The company has teased the smartphone and the announcement date — February 26 — through a video on its YouTube channel.

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