Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has unveiled P10, dubbed to be the world’s first smartphone with 4.5G technology.
The device, priced at 649 euro, is claimed to offer double download speed and 60 per cent reduction in call drops even on weak signals.
“Huawei P10 is world’s first 4.5G LTE smartphone. It gives two times fast download speed. It comes with 4×4 mimo technology with quad antenna which can help reduce call drops by up to 60 per cent even in weak signal,” Huawei Consumer Group Business CEO Richard Yu said while launching Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus smartphones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
The phone is expected to go on sale in some markets from next month. Different models of P10 will be available in the range of 699-799 euros.
Huawei has added dual Leica lense on front side in P10 series. The new phones will be available in various colors including green and dazzling blue.
“We have developed color for our phones in collaboration with Pantone Color Institute,” Yu said.
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have 5.5 inch display. Huawei P10 phone comes with 3200mAh battery while Huawei P10 plus comes with 3750 mAh battery.
“In 30 minute charge, the phones will be ready for one day,” Yu said.
Last month, Huawei had unveiled its P8 Lite (2017) smartphone running on Android 7.0 and featuring a 1080p screen. The device is actually successor to the two-year-old Huawei P8 Lite.
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and is powered by in-house Kirin 655 chip with an octa-core A53 processor and Mali-T830MP2 GPU. The device features a 5.2-inch IPS full-HD display of 1080×1920 resolution, and is equipped with a 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD.
The phone also boasts an 8-megapixel front selfie camera and a 12 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC. The dual-SIM phone packs a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery, which is same as was on the P9 Lite. The device also features a fingerprint scanner at the rear.
Headquartered in Guangdong, Huawei is a Chinese company that specializes in manufacturing smartphones, tablet computers, mobile and fixed broadband networks, multimedia technology, etc. Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. In its initial days, Huawei used to produce phone switches, but later expanded its business to become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and also overtaking Ericsson in 2012. In 2015, Huawei had more than 170,000 employees with 76,000 engaged in R&D in countries including the US, China, Canada, the UK, India, France, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Colombia, Ireland, Russia, and Israel.
In recent years, Huawei has focused on increasing its smartphone production to establish itself as a major player in the market. Huawei Mate 8 phablet device got a warm welcome around the world for its long battery life and incredible power. In 2015, the company – for the first time – shipped over 100 million smartphones worldwide, and the company is coming up with several high and mid-end devices to expand its product range.