From 25 May you’ll be able to pick up a Huawei P10 smartphone from Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile, and the P10 Plus “from selected retailers”.
The P10 has a recommended retail price of $899 and the P10 Plus $1099. Here’s all the info on both phones.
It’s pretty clear the focus for these handsets is on the cameras.
There’s a Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 in the P10, and a Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro in the P10 Plus, which has 3D facial detection technology that’s “all new”. There’s an auto-sensing algorithm that tracks lighting and adjusts shutter speed, auto white balance and a new depth-of-field algorithm which Huawei says will deliver “sharper, clearer and more vivid colour” with a bokeh-effect blurred background. The P series 12-megapixel RGB and 20-megapixel monochrome lenses also have Hybrid Zoom with an autofocus system, and the RGB lens has Optical Image Stabilisation.
There’s a front facing F/1.9 aperture 8-megapixel Leica camera with a sensor that promises to capture more light, and another for “adaptive selfies” that can detect single or multiple subjects and switch to wide angle mode if needed.
The Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition in the P10 Plus has Summilux-H lenses with a larger F/1.8 aperture and higher optical capability. Think sharp close-ups, quick action shots and more light in low-light conditions.
But it’s not all about the cameras, of course, or you’d just get a camera. As a phone, you’re looking at an ultra-slim, lightweight body, with a fingerprint sensor hidden beneath the glass of the front screen “for additional screen space and new functionality”.
Both models have a Kirin 960 chipset and EMUI 5.1, and there’s a machine learning algorithm that learns how you use your phone – Huawei Ultra Memory uses this data to anticipate app usage and manage RAM, with the aim of your most-used apps loading faster.
There’s SuperCharge technology (fast charging along with temperature monitoring for safety), advanced antenna technology, and three colours to choose from. Graphic Black and Dazzling Blue (developed in conjunction with the Pantone Colour Institute and featuring a hyper diamond-cut finish “that adds a stunning glow effect”) are exclusive to Optus, and the Gold is exclusive to Vodafone. The P10 Plus is only available in the Graphite Black.
Here’s the specs:
So yeah: May 25, $899 or $1099. Keen? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.