Huawei made a few announcements at MWC 2017, including a follow-up to last year’s P9 & P9 Plus with the P10 & P10 Plus and the Huawei Watch 2.
Huawei P10 & P10 Plus
The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch 1080p display while the P10 Plus has a 5.5-inch WQHD display. Both devices will ship with the Kirin 960 processor.
The P10 has 3,200 mAh battery while the P10 Plus has a larger 3,750 mAh battery. The Plus comes with 128GB of internal storage (with microSD card slot) and 6GB of RAM. Meanwhile the standard P10 has 64GB of storage (plus microSD card slot) and 4GB of RAM.
Both models will come with similar dual camera setups (one 20 megapixel monochrome camera & one 12-megapixel RGB camera) but the ones on the standard P10 have a f/2.2 aperture while the Plus will have an aperture of f/1.8.
For the front-facing camera, both models will have a 8-megapixel camera but the Plus will have AutoFocus, which will help with better selfies.
You’ll also find a USB Type-C port, Dual SIM, NFC, GPS in both models. Both the P10 and P10 Plus are running Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 Skin.
There is no shortage of colour options for the P10 and P10 Plus. If you want a Hyper Diamond-Cut finish, your colour options are: Dazzling Blue and Dazzling Gold. If you want more of a high gloss finish, then you can get the Ceramic White colour option. Then for those who want a sandblast finish, you have the option of Greenery, Rose Gold, Mystic Silver, Graphite Black and Prestige Gold.
Huawei says the blue and green colour options were developed in collaboration with the Pantone Color Institute.
In terms of pricing, the P10 with 64GB & 4GB of RAM will set you back EUR 649, the P10 Plus with 64GB & 4GB of RAM will cost EUR 699 and the P10 Plus with 128GB & 6GB of RAM will cost EUR 799.
Both the P10 and P10 Plus will be available in March in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
Huawei Watch 2
The P10 and P10 Plus were the only devices that Huawei announced at MWC 2017, they also announced the follow-up to their first Android Wear watch, with the Huawei Watch 2.
The Watch 2 will be coming in a few variations, the standard one, a Classic version and a Porsche Design edition coming later. The standard Watch 2 is made from mixed plastics while the Watch 2 Classic is made from stainless steel and plastics.
Both the standard and Classic Watch 2 will have a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 and 326 ppi and ambient light sensor beneath the screen. Inside, the Watch 2 is being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
You should be able to get about 2 days of battery life on the Watch 2’s 42o mAh battery. The Watch 2 models do have NFC and has support for Android Pay (which comes with Android Wear 2.0) but it is limited to supported regions.
The standard Watch 2 uses 20mm rubber watch bands while the Watch 2 Classic uses 22mm leather bands. Both Watch 2 models have two crown buttons, one of which is a shortcut to a workout app.
Since the Watch 2 is running Android Wear 2.0, it will have the benefit of running standalone apps from the Google Play Store, customizable watch faces and Android Pay support.
As for colour options, the standard Watch will be available in Dynamic Orange, Carbon Black, Concrete Grey while the Watch 2 Classic will be available in Titanium Grey.
The Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic will start at EUR 329 and be available in March in the following countries: Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany and China. Then in April, it will launch in the US, UK, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, The Nordics, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, UAE.
No Canadian availability was announced.