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Huawei P10 Released! What’s next for Huawei?

Huawei P10 Released with some great tech but nothing new:

I’ve been scouring the internet for the past few hours in light of the launch of the latest edition in the Huawei arsenal of smartphones the company has released on to the world in recent years. It seems like ever month we’re getting a new Huawei device, whether it’s the phablets from the Mate department or the P editions, we’re getting a new one every six months.

Overview of the Huawei P10:

The Huawei Mate 9 was just recently released in Europe and then across the world in 03 November 2016, we’ve not waited the six month window to get the next P edition, the P10.

According to The Verge, reporting from the MWC (Mobile World Congress), and various sources, the P10 seems to be very similar to the original P9 (One of my favourite devices of 2016), and while it provides all the technology and advancement you could ever want in a smartphone, there is nothing new on offer.

The design and attitude of the device also seems very inspired by the new Apple iPhone 7, which is not a concern or even a problem according to The Verge, you’re getting a good well held device. Though, from a personal note, not touching the device yet, I feel this is an opportunity miss on the part of Huawei to push past their leading competition.

According to The Verge: the P9, the new P10 comes in two sizes: a 5.1-inch device with a 1080p display and a 5.5-incher, called the P10 Plus, with WQHD resolution. Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor lies at the heart of both, powering its EMUI 5.1 software built atop Google’s Android, however the larger model gets 6GB of RAM plus 128GB of storage versus 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage on the regular P10. Both phones have MicroSD expandability and generous batteries: 3,200mAh for the P10 and 3,750mAh for the P10 Plus.

See the full Verge review here:

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What’s Next for Huawei?

I’ve always enjoyed the fact the Huawei came into the South African smartphone market as the underdog and made big splash in the industry and has been breaking down cost and technology barriers ever since. The company now offers a wide range of devices for any pocket and looks to take on Samsung as the most popular smartphone in South Africa.

With the development of the Huawei P10, I feel they’re stepping forward again, but at the same time, only to keep up with competition. The P9 was already on par with the iPhone 7 and Samsung S7, I was expecting Huawei to push past with this latest iteration. They could be planning to do so with a new line all together in the coming months as we get to June.

Expect iPhone and Samsung to be launching their iPhone 7S and Samsung S8 this week.  

What do you think?

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Written by Brett Magill


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