Huawei P10 may appear at MWC 2017?


CES 2017 recently wrapped up with some nice smartphones being announced, but no major flagship phone announcements. Tomorrow we are expecting something from HTC although it is unclear whether they will announce a flagship level device. Much later than normal, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy S8, likely delayed while the company takes their time to make sure everything is just right after the Galaxy Note 7 failure to launch. In between, that leaves MWC 2017 for companies hoping to make a splash. TalkAndroid will be in Spain to bring you coverage and one of the companies that will have a major announcement is Huawei.

The manufacturer is sending out press invites for their opening event on Sunday, February 26th, during which they say they will have the “unveiling of a new flagship device.” This will come only a few months after Huawei launched the Mate 9.

Although things have been quiet, we think a good candidate for Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO, to announce would be the Huawei P10 as the successor to the Huawei P9. Hardware for such a device should help Huawei keep pace with the market for 2017, including an updated Kirin processor to match the Snapdragon 835 and possibly some features like a curved edge display. Many manufacturers continue to try to upgrade their batteries and charging technologies as well as cameras, so we will have to see what Huawei might do in those areas.

As it stands, Huawei’s closest competition at MWC 2017 may be LG which is expected to launch their LG G6. The big question for these or any other company making announcements at MWC 2017 will be how soon they can actually start delivering product to consumers.

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.