Huawei had a great year with its flagship phone the Huawei P9. It sold in huge numbers and it was a great phone and it still is a good phone. It has a great design, a powerful processor, good battery timing and a quite capable camera. We are expecting Huawei P10 a successor to Huawei P9 to be revealed at MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
If reports are to be believed, Huawei P10 will come with quite a number of revolutionary features. Today, a popular Chinese tipster @ichangezone has leaked two renders of alleged Huawei P10 showing the phone in Green and Purple colors. The tipster also claimed that the phone will come with enhanced audio system which Huawei has developed in partnership with Yamaha and Harmon Kardon. This is not surprising as Huawei has previously partnered with expensive brands like Lieca and Porsche on the Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 9 Porsche.
Huawei does not want people to think of it as some cheap Chinese brand, therefor it is partnering with expensive brands like Lieca, Porsche, and now, Yamaha and Harmon Kardon. The main reason for these partnerships seem to gain brand recognition more than to improve on the features. Though we have seen quite an improvement in the camera department on the P9, Honor 8, and Mate 9, it still fall behind than the likes of Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, and Google Pixel.
Other rumors suggest that Huawei P10 will come in five different colors l.e Black, White, Gold, Green, and Purple. Other leaked specs include 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display which is an upgrade from the FHD display of Huawei P9. The images below also reveals that the Huawei P10 will come with a wider apperture 2.0 instead of P9 which means improvements in low light photography. Low light photography on the P9 was not that great due a smaller 2.2 apperture and lack of OIS, lets hope Huawei get it right this time.
Under the hood, the phone is expected to be powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 chipset (clocked at 2.3GHz)which is currently of the fastest chipsets in mobile. We have seen the Kirin 960 perform very well in the Huawei Mate 9. A Mali G71 GPU will accompany the Kirin 960 for excellent gaming performance. In the memory department the phone is rumored to come with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage inside the top model. Other models might come in 64GB and 128GB versions but we don’t know yet anything about that.
Some previous leaks also suggest, the phone will a dual edge design which is becoming quite a norm these days. Another major feature that Huawei P9 is rumored to come with is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The phone is also said to have IP68 certifaction and will support wireless charging.