The P10 is Huawei's latest high-end smartphone in a more compact form factor compared to the company's Mate 9 phablet. A 5.1" Full-HD display with very thin bezels allows for a design that easily fits into even small pockets. On the inside, top-end components, including Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core chipset and 4GB of RAM, provide top-end performance.

The Leica-branded camera comes with the same specification as its equivalent in the Mate 9 and combines a 12MP color sensor with a 20MP monochrome chip. Both lenses have an F2.2 aperture and the color variant also features optical image stabilization. As before, color and monochrome image information is combined for better image detail, higher dynamic range and lower noise levels. Other features include laser-assisted autofocus, a two-tone LED flash and 4K video recording.

On the software side of things a new 'Leica-style' portrait mode uses 3D face detection and applies a combination of fake bokeh, adjustable illumination and 'beautification' effects to your portrait subjects. We've put the hardware and software through its paces for our full camera review. Read on on the following pages to find out how the P10 performed.

Key Photographic / Video Specifications

  • Leica-branded dual-camera with 12MP color and 20MP monochrome sensors
  • F2.2 aperture
  • OIS on the color sensor
  • 27mm equivalent focal length
  • On-sensor phase detection and laser-assisted AF
  • Dual-tone LED flash
  • 4K video
  • 8MP front camera with F1.9 aperture
  • Manual camera control and DNR Raw capture

Other Specifications

  • 5.1" IPS display with 1080p resolution
  • Android 7.0
  • HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core chipset
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage
  • microSD support up to 256GB
  • 3200 mAh battery
  • Stereo speakers
  • Fingerprint reader

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