Huawei will launch the P10 in Australia on 25 May

Alex Kidman 1 May 2017 NEWS

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Get the P10 or the P10 Plus on contract or for outright purchase at the end of the month.

Huawei has revealed when we’ll see the Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 Plus in Australia, announcing that the two handsets will be available here from 25 May.

In the case of the Huawei P10, it will be available with Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone on contract at launch or for an outright price of just $899, precisely $100 cheaper than Huawei’s existing Huawei Mate 9. The model supplied by carriers will be a single-SIM variant with 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and Huawei’s own Kirin 960 SoC.

All carriers will offer the Graphite Black version of the P10, while the Dazzling Blue version will be an Optus exclusive and all stock of the Gold version has been snaffled up by Vodafone. These three colours are all we’ll see here in Australia, although when Huawei launched the P10 and the P10 Plus back at Mobile World Congress 2017, it announced eight different colours, including a rather unique ceramic white variant. We’ve already had enough hands-on time for a review of the Huawei P10, but we'll update with our full review shortly.

There’s no word on carrier pricing for the P10 at this stage, but with that outright price point of $899, you shouldn’t expect particularly hefty handset repayment fees, especially at higher plan levels. Prices should largely mimic what happened with the Huawei P9, which offered exceptional contract value thanks to its low overall asking price.

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei wasn’t certain that we’d see the P10 Plus in Australia, but the decision has clearly been made to bring it down under, with the dual-SIM model also launching on 25 May for direct sales through JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and selected retailers for $1,099 outright.

The P10 Plus ups the ante on the regular P10 with a 5.5-inch WQHD display, a sharper camera, 6GB of RAM to the P10’s 4GB and a 3750mAh battery to the P10’s 3200mAh power pack. While the outright model of the P10 Plus will be dual-SIM capable, it will only be available in Australia in the Graphite Black finish.

Feature P10 P10 Plus
Display 5.1-inch 5.5-inch
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels 1440x2560 pixels
PPI 565ppi 540ppi
Software Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Storage 64GB+microSD 128GB+microSD
RAM 4GB 6GB
Battery 3200mAh 3750mAh
Front Camera 8MP F1.9 8MP F1.9
Rear Camera 20MP monochrome/12MP Dual f/2.2 20MP monochrome/12MP Dual f/1.8
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core Kirin 960 octa-core
Dimensions 145.3x69.3x6.98mm 153.5x74.2x6.98mm
Weight 145g 165g

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