Huawei has announced the launch of their newest models in the Huawei P range, the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones. Defining features are the Leica cameras on the front and back, an industry first hyper diamond-cut metal finish and the Kirin 960 processor.
Roson Luo, GM Consumer Business at Huawei New Zealand says the phone is an answer to a changing world.
“As culture and technology continue to intersect in every aspect of our world, we want to deliver new products and experiences that ultimately improve and enhance life,” he says.
“The new HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus weave together the exceptional imaging capabilities of Leica and our stand-out design and hardware innovations to bring users a powerful device experience.”
The P10 has a 5.1 inch display, and the P10 Plus is 5.5 inches. They run Android 7.0are equipped with Huawei’s EMUI interface, are loaded with larger batteries for extended usage time and offer 64GB + 4GB RAM of memory.
According to Huawei, “Recognising that discerning smartphone owners appreciate outstanding cameras, the P10 handsets establish new benchmarks for integrated photography.”
The front Leica camera features a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and enhanced fusion algorithms.
The new P10 models offer portrait mode, powered by 3D facial detection technology that utilises 190 identification areas to recognise features.. An algorithm automatically alters lighting to a more appropriate level, as well as beautifying effects for self portraits.
The same features are available with the front camera. The new phones can detect when the user is taking a selfie and if the photo includes three or more people, the device will switch to a wide-angle shot. The back camera is flush with the phone, with no camera bump at all.
The colours Dazzling Blue and Dazzling Gold are available for handsets in New Zealand along with Prestige Gold and Graphite black. The hyper diamond-cut finish is scratch and fingerprint resistant.
Performance advancements for efficiency and connectivity
The P10 and P10 Plus models are powered by a Kirin 960 processer and a GPU which delivers a 180% performance increase as well as a 40% power efficiency increase over older models.
Another thing to note is that these are the first smartphones that incorporate offer Te Reo Māori as a user language option.
The HUAWEI P10 and P10 go on sale in New Zealand on Wednesday 12 April 2017. The P10 will cost $999 and the P10 Plus will cost $1199.