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MWC 2017: Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Watch 2 hands-on

Introduction

Today was a big day for Huawei at the MWC expo in Barcelona. The company announced its new flagships – the P10 and P10 Plus, both featuring dual camera setups made in cooperation with Leica. We also witnessed two new Huawei Watch 2 smartwatches make their first appearance. And finally, Huawei presented the latest EMUI 5.1 rich in new features and optimizations.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus hands-on

The new P10 duo shares the refreshed design, but comes in different sizes – 5.1″ for the P10 and 5.5″ for the P10 Plus. The P10 Plus has a higher resolution screen, wider apertures on its rear sensor, and faster LTE.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus hands-on

Be sure to check the key features before continuing to our first hands-on impressions.

Huawei P10 at a glance:
Body: Metal, 6.98mm thick, curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5
Screen: 5.1″ IPS LCD, 1080p resolution (332ppi);
Chipset: Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core processor (Cortex-A73 2.4GHz + A53 1.8GHz), Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot (hybrid, uses SIM2 slot)
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1;
Camera: 12MP OIS color + 20MP black & white, 4K video capture, Leica branding
Camera features:F/2.2 lens, Hybrid Zoom (2x magnification), OIS, can change focus and lighting in photos after they are taken, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode
Selfie cam: 8MP, f/1.9 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects
Battery: 3,200mAh; Super Charge
Security: Fingerprint reader (front, under the glass), 0.4 seconds response time
Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
Misc: Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack

Huawei P10 Plus at a glance:
Body: Metal, 6.98mm thick, curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5
Screen: 5.5″ IPS LCD, Quad HD resolution (534ppi);
Chipset: Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core processor (Cortex-A73 2.4GHz + A53 1.8GHz), Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
Memory: 4GB or 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, microSD slot (hybrid, uses SIM2 slot)
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1;
Camera: 12MP OIS color + 20MP black & white, 4K video capture, Leica branding
Camera features:F/1.8 lens, Hybrid Zoom (2x magnification), OIS, can change focus and lighting in photos after they are taken, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode
Selfie cam: 8MP, f/1.9 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects
Battery: 3,750mAh; Super Charge
Security: Fingerprint reader (front, under the glass), 0.4 seconds response time
Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
Misc: Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack

And here you can check the new Watch 2 series at a glance.

Huawei Watch 2 at a glance
Plastic body with 20mm lug width (Watch 2)/316L stainless steel, ceramic bezel with 22 mm lug width (Watch 2 Classic); IP68 rating
48.9 x 45 x 12.6mm; 40g (Watch 2 Bluetooth) / 42g (Watch 2 LTE) / 47g (Watch 2 Classic Bluetooth)
1.2-inch, 390 x 390 pixel AMOLED panel; 326ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Changeable straps: 140-210 mm length
Qualcomm MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2100; 768MB RAM; 4GB ROM
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart rate sensor(PPG),CAP capacitance sensor, ALS/ambient light sensor, Geomagnetic sensor
Bluetooth 4.1 + LE; Wi-Fi b/g/n; GPS + GLONASS
GSM/WCDMA/TDS/CDMA2000/TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE; Support for eSIM and nano SIM (Watch 2 LTE)
420 mAh battery; Magnetic suction base charge
Android Wear 2.0; Android Pay support; Android 4.2/iOS 8.2 and up compatible

Now, let’s see those P10 flagships, shall we?