NEW DELHI: Although MWC 2017 conference is still a little far, Huawei has already sent out media invites for an event scheduled for February 26, a day before the conference officially kicks off. The news comes from a report by Pocket Lint website. The company, however, has not yet revealed what it will be launching at the event.
As per the report, Huawei Consumer Business Group’s CEO Richard Yu will be unveiling a ‘flagship’ device at the event. This could be the P10 (and P10 Plus). If the smartphone(s) are indeed unveiled at MWC, it would be surprising, considering that the P9 and P9 Plus were launched in June last year.
Based on some images leaked recently on Chinese social networking website Weibo, the P10 will feature a dual-curved display. The leaked images also highlight a fingerprint sensor placed in the centre on the rear panel.As for the specifications, previous have claimed that the Huawei P10 will run Android 7.0 out-of-the-box. It’ll reportedly feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD display of 1440×2560 pixel resolution.
Under-the-hood, the smartphone is expected to be powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon chipset (most probably the Kirin 960) paired with 6GB of RAM. If the specs are indeed true, the P10 will be the first Huawei smartphone to have 6GB of RAM.
Also rumoured is the inclusion of 256GB of on-board storage, of which around 231GB will be user accessible. The device is also said to sport a dual-rear camera, made in association with Leica.
Huawei launched its current flagship smartphone – P9, back in 2016. Priced at Rs 39,999, the USP of the Huawei P9 is its 12MP dual-camera setup with Leica SUMMARIT lenses, dual-tone LED flash and 1.25-micron pixels. The camera claims to deliver exceptional image quality in low-light conditions. There’s an 8MP front-facing camera as well.