Chinese technology giant Huawei has unveiled its new flagship smartphones the P10 and P10 Plus at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on Sunday.
The P10 features a Leica dual-lens 20MP rear camera; a front-facing 12MP camera; a 5.1-inch 1920×1080 FHD display; a Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core GPU; 4GB of RAM; 64GB of storage; a 3,200mAh battery; and runs on Android 7.0.
The P10 Plus features the same specs, but has an option for 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM.
The fingerprint sensor has now been moved beneath the front screen glass.
During the launch, Huawei mainly pointed towards the photography capabilities of its new smartphones.
“With Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, we have created a smartphone that revolutionises and redefines portrait photography,” Huawei Consumer Group CEO Richard Yu said.
“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.”
Huawei also partnered with Pantone to launch the smartphones in “greenery” and “dazzling blue” in addition to white, two versions of gold, black, silver, and rose gold.
The phone is priced at €649 for the P10, €699 for the P10 Plus 64GB, and €799 for the P10 Plus 128GB.
Its former iterations, the P9 and P9 Plus, featured a rear dual-lens 12MP Leica camera; a front-facing 8MP camera; 5.2-inch 423ppi and 5.5-inch 401ppi displays, respectively; a Huawei Kirin 955 64-bit octa-core processor; a quad-core Mali-T880 GPU; 32GB or 64GB of storage; 3GB or 4GB of RAM; a 3,000mAh battery; a microSD card slot; and ran Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1.
Huawei’s smartphones have been experiencing increasing traction globally; the latest market figures from Gartner showed Huawei shipped 40.803 million smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2016 for a total worldwide market share of 9.5 percent, making it the third-biggest smartphone vendor in the world behind Apple and Samsung.
Helped along in its bid for market share was Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 woes, with Huawei’s devices providing consumers with a comparable alternative.
Disclosure: Corinne Reichert attended Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona as a guest of Huawei