Remember the Huawei P9 which was called the iPhone clone upon release in April this year? It now seems that the Taiwan-based company is working on the successor of the handset dubbed Huawei P10.
The purported Huawei P10 smartphone has been spotted online on the benchmarking site GFXBench, which offers a peek into the upcoming device.
How Do We Know It Is The Huawei P10?
The new listing on the benchmarking site reveals the mysterious device sporting the model number Huawei LON-L29. Since the Huawei P9 sported the model number LON-L19 and the previous-gen Huawei P8 the number L09, the number suggests that the device in question is potentially the yet-to-be-announced Huawei P10.
What Specs And Features Will The Huawei P10 Tout?
The benchmark test for the smartphone suggests that the alleged Huawei P10 will sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen (resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels). The touchscreen will also have 5 finger gesture support.
Under the hood, the smartphone will likely house an octa-core Kirin 960 processor, clocked at 2.3 GHz which better the Kirin 955 chipset on the previous iteration. The phone is also listed as having 6 GB of RAM — an improvement on the P9's 3 GB - and Mali G-71 GPU.
The smartphone is also expected to house 256 GB of on-board storage. Whether the device will offer expandable memory support is not known. However, considering the predecessor Huawei P9 offered support for an additional 128 GB via a microSD card, it is likely that the Huawei P10 will also take the same route.
The Huwaei P9's dual-camera setup was its much talked feature, whether the P10 will also have the same is not indicated in the listing. However, the device will tout a 12-megapixel primary camera like the P9 and an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.
The Huawei P10 is also said to come pre-loaded with the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system per the GFXBench listing.
The battery of the impending Huawei flagship has not been disclosed by the benchmark listing, but will likely be a 3,000 mAh or slightly bigger one like its previous iteration. The Huawei P9 supported 1.5 days in a single charge per the company and the Huawei P10 will replicate if not better the same.
It will also likely retain the Type-C USB port and could possibly support wireless charging in keeping with the changing times.
Perhaps, Huawei will take a cue from Samsung and include an Iris Scanner in the Huawei P10. While the P9 was available in 32 GB and 64 GB options, the P10 may come in the 128 GB storage option like other new smartphones.
The Huawei P9 debuted in April 2016 and if the company were to stick to its annual cycle, then the next-gen P10 could be unveiled in April 2017.