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    May 10, 2017

    Huawei’s P10 and P10 Plus launch in South Africa

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    Huawei has officially launched the P10 and P10 Plus in South Africa, and both handsets are expected to be available from Friday the 12th of May.

    We absolutely loved the Huawei P9, which we felt was one of the best exemplars of the emerging brand’s subtle style and brilliant camera smarts. With the P10 and P10 Plus duo, the Chinese marque looks forward to world domination – and now both handsets are ready to debut in South Africa.

    The Huawei P10 arrives featuring a revised take on the dual-camera array that debuted on the Huawei P9 – and, once again, a Leica partnership adorns the rear of the model. The P10 strongarms the equation with a stronger 20-megapixel monochrome shooter in addition to a 12-megapixel colour unit, and is capable of the same Portrait-style effects as the iPhone 7 Plus.

    Read: Huawei’s Watch 2 brings nanoSIM support and a rugged, sportier design

    Broader specs are powerful; the device runs on a Kirin 960 SoC, packs in a 1080p display, and brings 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable by MicroSD. A 3,200 mAh battery rounds on the package, which runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI skin atop.

    The Plus-sized model brings with it a beefier 1440p display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a larger 3,750mAh battery. Both models support USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner, and splash resistance.

    Both handsets are set to become available in South Africa on Friday the 12th of May – the standard P10 is set to retail for the figure of R12,999 ZAR, while the larger Plus bears a R13,999 ZAR price tag.

    Read: Remember Apple’s ‘I’m a Mac’ guy? He’s defected to Huawei

    What are your thoughts? Are you planning to purchase either of Huawei’s two new arrivals, or has another device caught your eye? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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    • Huawei Company has relocated the fingerprint sensor from the rear of the phone into the home screen button. It is more useful, and easier to reach, on the rear of the device though, even though it runs the risk of smudging the camera lens with a greasy fingerprint