Huawei is known for innovating new products in the market. Today, the Chinese mobile maker announced its P10 and P10 Plus flagship handsets. Now, for people who are bored of the typical old monotone or metallic color choices in smartphone, this news is good! The smartphone manufacturing company is offering its flagship handsets in a range of colors-including a very nice striking deep blue and pale matte green.
This underlines how hard it is for Android OEMs to have a distinct feature in a competitive environment where nowadays, phone buyers are spoiled with so many options to pick from.
Colorful hardware is just one of the things. Huawei also discussed software themes that can be customized for every external shade in these flagship handsets. The hardware finishes come in three, from a high gloss one to a more with texture enriched sandblast. If you look for these features elsewhere it is hard to differentiate these high end Androids from the others. In these days everyone is questioning the nature of smartphone innovation. Hardware quality is very high across the smartphone manufacturing sphere, as software differences have shrunk.
The handsets were announced in the press conference held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Besides the awesome colors, the world’s third largest smartphone maker talked about camera technology. The company is leaning on a Leica-branded partnership which gives the users the opportunity to have Leica-ish style photos and films.
Highlights is a mobile editing tool. The company is working on a GoPro that will let users mix images and videos with good transition and music. The devices have a dual lens on the rear side. They also come with a 20MP monochrome and a 12MP RGB lens which supports photo processing feature like the bokeh effect that will blur the background. The Plus has a low light performance as well with its f1.8 aperture lens.
The flagship handsets will be unavailable in the US for the first wave
If you’re a selfie addict, this next feature is what you’re going to love. The selfie feature in the flagship handset is for front facing lens that automatically adjusts to fit more than one person. This means that there will be more composed group shots. The company took a little jab at iPhone as well. It noted to have “no camera bump at all”, relating the iPhone’s ongoing lens bump.
P10 has a 5.1 inch screen which Huawei claims to have a “super narrow bezel”. This will lead to a more compact design. Making these dimensions similar to that of an iPhone but packing a larger battery. P10 Plus is larger and has a 5.5 inch screen which is wider but not thicker. The fingerprint sensor is located directly at the front screen which removes the navigation bar and allows for a bigger screen space.
Other specifications include being waterproof. They also have a fast charging technology which Huawei claims can render a full day’s usage off of 30 minutes of charging. The Chinese manufacturer is rumored to have its own voice assistant but the company did not talk much about it during the presentation. This means that even if the company is working on something the possibility of hitting the general public soon are very low.
We are unsure whether or not are these flagship handsets will be available in the US. However, customers in the Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America, South Africa and Australia can expect them from March.
Pricing in Europe of P10 starts at €649, while the P10 Plus starts at €699.
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