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Huawei P10 Rumoured Specification, Price and Release Date

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Like I already established in my first post on the P10 flagship yesterday, a leak from the gfxbench listing showed a Huawei device with the code name Huawei LON-L29. Now this was suspected to be the next Huawei P10 flagship device because the previous Huawei P9 model had a code name of LON-L19. We’re collecting everything you need to know about the phone below, including the likely price and release date, to give you the clearest possible idea of what to expect from Huawei’s next flagship.

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Huawei P10 Release Date

Huawei’s marketing director for sub-Saharan Africa, Hawa Hyath, has confirmed the P10 will be the next focus for the company suggesting a 2017 release date is on the cards. So if we’re sure that the Huawei P10 will be out in 2017, it is also safe to conclude that it will be released on or around April 2017. Why? This is so because the P8 and P9 devices were also announced around this period.

Huawei P10 design

Hottest leaks:

  • An all metal body
  • A fingerprint scanner on the front
  • A redesigned antenna band
Credit: Weibo / Digital mad newspaper
Credit: Weibo / Digital mad newspaper

The photo above depicts the Huawei P10 prototype which may or may not reflect in the final design. Still, assuming they are accurate the Huawei P10 is set to look a lot like the P9, with a slim metal shell, shown here in pink (or rose gold as it will probably be called).

But there are a couple of key differences, the biggest being the placement of the fingerprint scanner, which has moved from the back of the phone and now looks to be embedded below the screen.

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Huawei P10 camera and battery

Hottest leaks:

  • A dual-lens snapper
  • 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing one
  • Fast charging

The dual-camera was one of the Huawei P9’s standout features, so we’d expect a similar snapper to arrive on the P10 and early rumors suggest that’s exactly what we’ll get. It likely that the camera will work much the same here as on the P9, with one lens taking monochrome shots and the other used for RGB (color).

There’s no news on how big the battery will be, but the P9 has a 3000mAh one while the massive Mate 9 has a 4000mAh one, so perhaps Huawei will split the difference and give us a 3500mAh juice pack? It’s likely to plug in via USB Type-C, given that the P9 does, and according to a Weibo source it will support fast charging.

Huawei P10 OS and power

Hottest leaks:

  • 6GB of RAM
  • A powerful Kirin 960 processor
  • Up to 256GB of storage

According to both a leaked benchmark and a Weibo post, the Huawei P10 will have a Kirin 960 processor. That’s an octa-core chip, and it has already been used in the Huawei Mate 9, a phone which we found to offer slick performance, but not quite match the Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy S7 in benchmarks.

It looks like the Huawei P10 could come in two variants though, one with 6GB of RAM (highlighted by both current specs leaks) and one with 4GB of RAM (mentioned just by the Weibo post).

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Where the two leaks don’t line up at all is in storage capacities though, with the benchmark suggesting a massive 256GB built in, while the Weibo leak points to either 64GB paired with 4GB of RAM or 128GB coupled with 6GB of RAM.

As for the OS, that’s likely to be Android Nougat, assuming an April launch, and indeed that’s what the benchmark lists. Of course, you’ll also get Huawei’s Emotion UI over the top.

Huawei P10 other features

The main features of the Huawei P10 are likely to include a dual-lens camera and a fingerprint scanner. We wouldn’t expect anything over the top, as the company is likely to try and keep costs down.

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Huawei P10 price

Our best guess for the Huawei P10’s price is to look at the launch price of the P9, which started at N238,500 i.e $530. Not cheap then, but less than flagships from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Apple.

But if anything the P10 could cost more than the P9, given the boost in specs and the unexpectedly high price of the Huawei Mate 9.

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