Huawei Malaysia has officially unveiled its P10 lineup with 3 distinctive models. Apart from the P10 and P10 Plus, Huawei is also introducing the P10 Lite for the Malaysian market.
Huawei P10 Plus
Starting with the highest spec model, the P10 Plus is a 5.5″ flagship smartphone that now comes with a Quad HD display. It runs on Huawei’s in-house developed Kirin 960 processor that’s mated with 6GB of RAM. On-board it comes with 128GB of storage which is expandable with microSD up to 256GB. The key highlight of the P10 Plus is its new dual-camera setup that’s co-engineered with Leica. Similar to the Mate 9, it gets 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (RGB) sensors that are assisted with Optical Image Stabilisation. In addition, it gets a higher-grade SUMMILUX-H lenses with f/1.8 aperture. For the first time on a smartphone, it also gets an 8MP Leica front camera with a f/1.9 lens.
Powering the P10 Plus is a 3,750mAh battery that can be charged quickly with Huawei’s SuperCharge technology via USB Type-C. The P10 Plus also boasts faster 600Mbps downloads with its built-in 4 antenna design. It’s also a dual-SIM device and the secondary slot can support 3G connectivity for calls/SMS. One of the biggest change for the P10/P10 Plus is its new fingerprint sensor which is now placed at the front underneath its glass panel. Out of the box, it runs on their latest EMUI 5.1 that’s based on Android 7.0.
The Huawei P10 is a notch smaller with a 5.1″ Full HD display. The hardware and design are pretty much the same as the P10 Plus but it comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. While the main camera has a similar 20MP + 12MP set up with OIS, it uses the older SUMMARIT-H f/2.2 pair of lenses which is used on the current Mate 9 and former P9 series. Since it’s a smaller device, it gets a 3,200mAh battery with SuperCharger technology power adapter included.
Huawei P10 Lite
Also announced is the P10 Lite. Despite being the cheapest of the lot, it gets a slightly bigger 5.2″ display that also does Full HD resolution. Under the hood, it runs on a Kirin 655 processor (similar to the honor 6X) along with 4GB of RAM and a decent 32GB of storage. It’s also a dual-SIM unit supporting microSD expansion up to 128GB extra.
As expected for a “Lite” version, it comes with a single 12MP rear camera and a front-facing 8MP selfie shooter. It also gets a 3,000mAh battery which is pretty decent for its specs. Unlike its bigger siblings, the P10 Lite gets a glass back which also retains a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Availability and pricing
At the moment, all 3 models come in either Prestige Gold or Graphite Black. The Graphite Black gets a matte finish while the Prestige Gold has a hyper diamond-cut treatment at the back. Huawei Malaysia has mentioned that more colour options will be available sometime in May or June.
The P10 series will be open for pre-order starting 23 March and it will be available nationwide on 31 March. Below is the full pricing for the P10 series in Malaysia:
Huawei P10 Lite (4GB RAM + 32GB storage) – RM1,299
Huawei P10 (4GB RAM + 64GB storage) – RM2,499
Huawei P10 Plus (6GB RAM + 128GB storage) – RM3,099
The P10 and P10 Plus cost RM400-500 more than its previous P9 series however you do get an improved camera, more RAM and double the storage than before. What do you think of the Malaysian prices? Let us know in the comments below.