10/01/2017 - 10:09am
Huawei's 2016 flagships - the Huawei P9 series - were a seriously impressive bits of kit, offering up some high peformance Android goodness, a premium exterior, and one of the best dual-sensor cameras to date, courtesy of the firm's collaboration with Leica. Now Huawei has confirmed its plans for a successor series in 2017, of course dubbed the Huawei P10, the firm also said there will be a Huawei P10 Plus model.
The comments were made by Huawei chairman and CEO of the company's consumer division, Yu Chengdong. There are some translation issues with the quote, but it appears there may be both flat screen and curved display variants, this may imply the Plus model will have a curved display. Yu Chengdong confirmed that Huawei will launch these devices in March or April, but a precise date has not been given, nor has any indication of pricing.
The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will go head-to-head with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s G6, as well as new releases from Nokia and HTC. Big specs, impressive hardware and eye-catching design will be the order of the day, as Huawei attempts to close the gap on Samsung in 2017.
During the past two years, Huawei has made HUGE steps forwards in the US and UK. Its phones have consistently improved, adding in new, innovative specs and this, over time, has translated into increased sales and increased market share.
2017, indeed, could be the year Huawei becomes on of the most visible brands in the UK and US phone space, next to Samsung. The company has the resource, passion and drive to grow even more which is why it’s belief that it will one day become bigger than Samsung is something we should all start paying more attention to.
Other leaked specs for the phones include a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, 6GB RAM, 256GB storage and 5.5in QHD display panels.