Shenzhen-based smartphone markers, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, on Sunday launched its most waited smartphone; the ‘Huawei P10 and P10 Plus” successors of the famous Huawei P9. And as expected, the two phablets spot the promised Leica dual rear cameras and will be made available in eight color variants; Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Prestige Gold, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold, Mystic Silver, Ceramic White, and Graphite Black
According to online sources. the metal bodied devices have a lot more to offer than its predecessor with respect to design change, upgraded processor, camera, and software.
For similar specs between the two phablets, they are powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC (4x Cortex-A73 and 4x Cortex-A53) with an integrated Cat 2/11 modem and Mali-G71MP GPU, a dual rear camera setup with one 20MP and 12MP, 8MP. Both a dual-SIM devices (Nano + Nano/ microSD) running on Android 7.1 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 OS, while in terms of connectivity, spot 4.5G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C, GPS, and DLNA. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus come with a Hyper Diamond-cut finishing that prevents scratching or fingerprint smudges.
In comparison: The Huawei P10 features a 5.1-inch HD display while the Huawei P10 Plus features a 5.5-inch 2K display.
Storage; P10 comes in 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage while the P10 Plus comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM or 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, and they all have an expandable slot of a microSD of up to 256GB.
Battery; P10 packs 3200mAh while P10 Plus has 3750mAh battery which support fast charging.
Pricing and Availability:
Huawei P10 is priced at EUR 649 (roughly 2,458,200 UGX), and the Huawei P10 Plus 4GB is priced at EUR 699 (roughly 2,647,500 UGX), while the Huwei P10 Plus 6GB is priced at EUR 799 (roughly 3,026,300 UGX), and will be available to: Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the UK, and Vietnam beginning in March. Meanwhile other countries including Uganda will have to wait.
The Huawei Watch 2, Watch 2 Classic
Alongside the phablets, Huawei also launched two of its smartwatches; the Huawei Watch 2 and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic.
According to reports, one of the biggest feature on the watches is the cellular connectivity, and Android Pay support all thanks to Android Wear 2.0 Operating System. The LTE connectivity is only exclusive to the Huawei Watch 2, with the option to insert a Nano-SIM card. The smartwatches also offer support for NFC to enable Android Pay, GPS, and heart rate sensors.
The Huawei Watch 2 Classic sports a metal chassis, while the Watch 2 sports a plastic outing for enabling LTE support, a 1.2-inch circular display, a thickness of 12.6mm, 420mAh battery that is claimed to last up to two days and a low power mode which only allows for seeing the time and counting steps, for up to 25 days. They’re also IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
Price and Availability:
The Huawei Watch 2 starts at EUR 329 (roughly 1,246,200 UGX), and is said to be available in more than 20 countries effective March.
Unlike its predecessor that was launched in 2015, the company says the introduction of Android Wear 2.0 and its many iterations and upgrades, the successors were finally worth bringing to the market.