First look: Huawei P10 and P10 Plus come with 8-megapixel front-facing Leica camera

The P10 is a svelte phone with a 5.1-inch display, while the P10 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display.ST VIDEO: LESTER HIO
Huawei revealing both phones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
Huawei revealing both phones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. ST PHOTO: LESTER HIO
Both Huawei P10 and P10 Plus sport a dual-Leica camera setup on the rear, with a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and a 12-megapixel colour lens.
Both Huawei P10 and P10 Plus sport a dual-Leica camera setup on the rear, with a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and a 12-megapixel colour lens. ST PHOTO: LESTER HIO
Both the P10 and P10 Plus have a dual-Leica camera setup on the rear, with a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and a 12-megapixel colour lens. This led to clear and sharp shots even in low light.
Both the P10 and P10 Plus have a dual-Leica camera setup on the rear, with a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and a 12-megapixel colour lens. This led to clear and sharp shots even in low light. ST PHOTO: LESTER HIO

BARCELONA - The Huawei P10 and its big brother, the P10 Plus, are the successors to the Chinese company's popular P9 flagship released in 2017.

Huawei revealed both phones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Both phones are identical, save for display and battery size - the P10 is a svelte phone with a 5.1-inch display, while the P10 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display.

They feel similar to the P9, but with some key aesthetic differences. The fingerprint sensor has moved to the front of the phone and more colours have been added to the range.

Both phones continue to sport a dual-Leica camera setup on the rear, with a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and a 12-megapixel colour lens. This led to some clear and sharp shots even in low light, and dramatic shots with a bokeh effect - where the background is blurred out - similar to that of pictures taken on a DSLR camera.

For the first time, even the front camera is a Leica camera - both the P10 and P10 Plus have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. 

The P10 is priced at €649 (S$966) while the P10 Plus will cost €699. Both phones are expected to launch in Asia come April.