Huawei P10 to go official on February 26: Release Date, Specs, and other news

Huawei P10 Release Date, Specs

The much awaited Huawei P10 flagship is all set to go official at MWC 2017. The company has now started sending media invites for a launch event scheduled for February 26 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The invite simply reads “save the date” for Huawei a press conference that is to take place on February 26. Going by the invite, it does not exclusively mention any related to the upcoming flagship. That said, the company will most likely use the annual mobile trade show as a platform to showcase its next flagship to the world. The rumored Huawei P10 Plus is also said to launch alongside the standard P10 model.

Huawei CEO Huawei’s CEO and Chairman of the consumer division Yu Chendong. He also added that the upcoming flagship will sport a dual-curved screen, but did not mention anything about the phone’s expected price.

Huawei P10 expected to be a massive upgrade over the P9

The rumor mill has already given us a fairly good idea of what we can expect from the upcoming handset. Reports suggest the device will be a significant improvement over its predecessor.

Past leaks suggest the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus flagships are said to go sale in March or April. The upcoming flagship is expected to get a significant upgrade, with Huawei expected to add a more powerful innards and a larger display.

According to latest reports, the Huawei P10 is said to come with a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone is to run Huawei’s in-house Kirin 960 processor bundled with 6GB of RAM.

As far as cameras go, the smartphone is said to feature a dual-camera setup like its predecessor P9. It could feature the same 12MP+2MP dual rear cameras along with an 8MP front-facing shooter.

The device is also said to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with the company’s latest EMUI on top. A Nougat 7.1.1 update is also expected to come later after launch. Other rumored specs include a fingerprint sensor and 256GB of storage.

The Huawei P10 Plus is also said to launch alongside the standard model. The smartphone will likely sport a bigger screen size, while rest of the specs are expected to be the same. Rumor also has it that the Huawei P10 Lite could also go official on February 26

During CES 2017, Huawei’s Senior VP Richard Yu also mentioned that the upcoming Huawei P10 and P10 Plus would get support for Amazon’s integrated voice assistant Alexa along with Google Daydream VR platform.

We can expect more details for both the smartphones to come out in the coming weeks before the official unveiling set for February 26. Till then, keep checking this space more updates. For now, nothing is official and users are advised to take this information with a pinch of salt.

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