Following on from the EE announcement, we’ve had confirmation that both Three and Vodafone will be ranging the Huawei P10 and Huawei P10+ too. Three have confirmed that they’ll be taking the black and gold models.
The P10 and P10+ will be available pricing from March in Europe and China from March, followed by Asia, Latin America, South Africa and Russia in April. The P10 will set you back €649, the P10+ (64GB + 4GB) will cost €699 and the P10+ (128GB + 6GB) version will go for €799.
For me the P10 and the P10+ didn’t seem to have any great “leap” from the P9, but what Huawei are cunningly clever at is the small things. They’ve improved reception with additional mobile antennas. They’ve enhanced GPS reception. They’ve even used something called “Hyper Diamond-Cut finish” and a partnership with colour-masters Pantone to make the phones look, well… like this …
The back of the blue and green one, which are called “Dazzling Blue” and “PANTONE Greenery”, are beautiful. There’s no other word for it. You just want to keep looking at the back of the thing. Huawei have also matched the UI themes and the highlight colours on the buttons so that each shade feels like a complete package. So if you get the pink one, you’ll get a lovely pink theme and dark pink areas on the buttons to match.
I also loved the Ceramic White one (other colours include Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Rose Gold and Mystic Silver) and got into a conversation with Myriam Joire (@tnkgrl) about how light and smooth it was. Just rolling it round in your hand is enough to like it. It’s like a perfectly formed pebble.
The P10 will sell for €649, the P10+ (64GB + 4GB) for €699 and the P10+ (128GB + 6GB) for €799. The Huawei P10 has a 5.1″ screen and the P10 Plus has a 5.5″ screen.
Oh, and let’s not forget the accessories, which included a rather swish handbag / smartphone case and a range of rather stunning cases, including the much-wanted mockodile case ! 🙂
|Huawei P10||Huawei P10+|
|Size||Height: 145.3 mm; Width: 69.3 mm; Depth: 6.98 mm||Height: 153.5 mm; Width: 74.2 mm; Depth: 6.98 mm|
|Colors||Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Greenery (Color availability varies by region)||Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Greenery (Color availability varies by region)|
|Finishes||High Gloss, Hyper Diamond-Cut, Sandblast||High Gloss, Hyper Diamond-Cut, Sandblast|
|Display||5.1″ FHD, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||5.5″ WQHD, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CPU||Huawei Kirin 960 (64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)||Huawei Kirin 960 (64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)|
|GPU||Mali G71 Octa-Core||Mali G71 Octa-Core|
|OS||Android 7.0, EMUI 5.1||Android 7.0, EMUI 5.1|
|Camera||Front: 8MP, F/1.9
Rear: Leica Dual-Camera 2.0, 20MP Monochrome & 12MP RGB, SUMMARIT-H F/2.2, OIS
|Front: 8MP AF, F/1.9
Rear: Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition, 20MP Monochrome & 12MP RGB, SUMMILUX-H F/1.8, OIS
|Battery||3,200mAh, Huawei SuperCharge||3,750mAh, Huawei SuperCharge|
Full details below, but do check our live report for the finer details or our launch coverage.
HUAWEI PUTS A PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IN YOUR POCKET WITH THE LAUNCH OF NEW HUAWEI P10 and P10+
HUAWEI P10 and P10+ make every shot a cover shot – exclusively available in the latest on-trend colours
BARCELONA, 26 FEBRUARY 2017 – Huawei Consumer Business Group has today announced the launch of the new HUAWEI P10 and P10+, innovative and stylish smartphones, co-engineered with Leica, which bring professional studio-like effects to enhance your portrait photography. Through a special partnership with Pantone Color InstituteTM, the world’s pre-eminent thought leader on colour, the devices are introduced in the latest on-trend colours, specially optimised for their unique Hyper Diamond-Cut finish. Complemented by cutting edge technological innovations inside, including Huawei SuperCharge, HUAWEI P10 and P10+ are the most advanced photography smartphones available.
For the first time in a smartphone, HUAWEI P10 and P10+ feature a Leica front camera, to complement their Leica Dual rear camera. By utilising the world’s most advanced photographic technology to create modern artistic portraits in Leica’s signature image style, the HUAWEI P10 and P10+ put all the tools of an artistic studio in your pocket. With features including studio-like re-lighting and 3D facial detection technology, you are able to produce beautiful photography results in any environment.
The new front camera allows anyone to capture perfect portrait photography in Leica image style whilst the rear camera captures facial features with incredible detail, bringing your photos vividly to life. Whichever way your lens is pointed you will be able to make every shot a cover shot, and professional lighting effects make your subject stand out, whatever the conditions. Huawei’s Hybrid Zoom, is an additional feature that allows users to focus in on specific areas of an image while still keeping the sharpness of image quality.
As well as redefining portrait photography through the latest photographic technologies, the HUAWEI P10 and P10+ set a new standard in colour and design. Co-created with Pantone Color Institute, the devices launch in two specially selected Pantone colours: PANTONE Greenery*, the official PANTONE Colour of the Year 2017, and a captivating deep blue shade which Huawei is offering as Dazzling Blue. By combining Huawei’s advanced industry design expertise and leading metal craftsmanship with the trusted colour thought leadership and direction of Pantone Color Institute, the HUAWEI P10 and P10+ embody the personalities of the contemporary consumer.
The result of hours of careful craftsmanship and cross-collaboration between Huawei and Pantone Color Institute, both colourways have been specially optimised for the surface and texture of the HUAWEI P10 and P10+ to deliver smartphones that are as beautiful to look at as they are to use. Greenery delivers a clean and stylish sandblast finish, whilst the unique Hyper Diamond-Cut in Dazzling Blue is brought to life through a stunning glow effect. To complement these unique colourways, the HUAWEI P10 and P10+ are also available in a selection of striking colours including Ceramic White, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Rose Gold and Mystic Silver.
As part of the Huawei P series, the HUAWEI P10 and P10+ feature an ultra slim, minimalistic form with rounded curves. The high-quality design extends to its high-performance functions which include super-fast charging, thanks to Huawei’s proprietary SuperCharge technology, an operating system that will always stay just as fast as they day you purchased it and superior connectivity that ensures wherever you are you’ll stay connected.
Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “With HUAWEI P10 and P10+ we have created a smartphone that revolutionises and redefines portrait photography. 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. To match this innovation inside, Huawei’s partnership with Pantone Color Institute ensures that the devices are equally as beautiful on the outside. The HUAWEI P10 and P10+ are smartphones that are as fashionable as they are functional.”
Laurie Pressman, VP of Pantone Color Institute adds, “With consumers increasingly comfortable using colour as a form of expression, we are seeing more experimentation and creative uses of colour. Colour is truly a medium through which individuals can express themselves to the world around them. Huawei recognises this evolving consumer dynamic and through our partnership we’re looking forward to providing Huawei customers with the ability to make a bold colour statement.”
Huawei has harnessed its relationship with Saatchi Gallery and Leica Camera to redefine portrait photography. Seven renowned photographers recommended by these iconic institutions have created a collection of stunning, artistic works using the HUAWEI P10 smartphone. Focusing attention on the evolution of portraiture, the photographers have created their own interpretation of portrait photography, using the handset.
Oliver Kaltner, CEO Leica Camera said: “Our partnership with Huawei allows us to demonstrate to millions of customers that amazing and professional imagery can be achieved on a smartphone and that our expertise in lenses and optics can help them achieve fantastic portraits. HUAWEI P10 and P10+ give users all the tools of an artistic portrait studio in their pocket, allowing them to achieve stunning results every time they take a shot.”
These artists’ work debuted for the first time at a special pop-up exhibition in Barcelona, from 26 February – 28 February 2017. And selected works will be included in the ‘From Selfie to Self-Expression’ exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London from 30 March.
Huawei has also partnered with Chinese designer Ricostru to develop a new aesthetic for a new collection of HUAWEI P10 and P10+ accessories. The collection features the mini smartphone bag; the perfect partner for the new devices. Small but stylish, the bag fuses retro and oriental elements throughout weaving textures and a sculpted architectural aesthetic. To ensure that your new Huawei smartphone never runs out of power in the most fashionable way possible, Ricostru also introduces a unique, fashionable bracelet that can quickly transform from a chic braided band, into a mobile phone charging cable. Coupled with the handset’s new super-fast charging feature, smart phone charging has never been more fashionable!
HUAWEI P10 and P10+ are available in Europe and China from March, 2017, followed shortly after by Asia, Latin America, South Africa and Russia in April, 2017. Priced at: P10 €649, P10+ (64GB + 4GB) €699, P10+ (128GB + 6GB) €799.