Huawei announces P10, P10 Plus & Watch 2 at MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 has kicked off in Barcelona and Huawei has grabbed this opportunity to show off their new toys. Huawei has announced the P10 and P10 Plus, the successor to last years P9 lineup. They have focused heavily on the design, build quality and the camera of this new series.

Huawei P10

The P10 comes with a 5.1 inch 1080p LCD display. The device is powered by Huawei’s in-house processor, the Kirin 960, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The rear Leica-branded camera system consists of a 12MP main sensor along with a 20MP monochrome sensor. This setup is supposed to enhance photos and offer granular manual controls to camera enthusiasts. The battery also seems decent, with a capacity of 3200 mAh. Storage should be no issue as the P10 comes with 64GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card.

Huawei P10 Plus

Alongside the P10, it’s big brother, the P10 Plus was also unveiled. The P10 Plus shares the exact same specifications, albeit with a few differences. The P10 Plus comes with a larger 5.5 inch 1440p LCD display. The RAM has been bumped up to 6GB, and the storage doubled to 128GB. Naturally, with the bigger size comes a bigger battery at 3750 mAh.

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus come with Android Nougat out of the box. However, it is running Huawei’s custom skin, EMUI. Photography is a major focus here with both these devices, and it is yet to be seen how it compares to the likes of OnePlus, Samsung and Apple.

Watch 2

With the launch of Android Wear 2.0, Huawei took this opportunity to unveil their brand new Watch 2. The Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic, are the successor to Huawei’s Watch from 2015.

The differences between the Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic is pretty significant. Along with the regular sensors, the Watch 2 has its own connectivity. It can connect to LTE networks, GPS. The Watch 2 Classic does not offer all this but instead sticks to regular Bluetooth connectivity. The 420mAh inside are supposed to power the device through 2 full days according to Huawei. A new low-power saving mode, named “watch mode” is supposed to keep the Watch 2 alive for 25 days, though working only as a timepiece and a pedometer.

To support its LTE connectivity, the Watch 2 is made of plastic, while the Watch 2 Classic has a metal body. They are both IP68 water resistant.

Huawei has gone all out this MWC. Are you excited for their new lineup? Let us know in the comment section below.