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Exclusive: Huawei To Expand Australian Range With P10 Plus

While Huawei’s previous forays into the Australian market have kept things as simple as they get, it looks like the Chinese smartphone company will be expanding their horizons in 2017.

When Hauwei Australia’s new CEO Meng Xiaojie revealed that the P10 and Huawei Watch 2 were due for the local market, the omission led many to assume the company would simply continue its habit of not ranging the plus-sized variants of their premiere smartphones.

However, ChannelNews now understands that the company are looking to break with tradition and offer bring both the P10 and P10 Plus to the Australian market in response to consumer feedback they received to their P9 and Mate 9 devices.

First announced at this year’s MWC, the Huawei P10 Plus is set to expand the brand’s Leica-powered dual-camera tech to encompass both sides of the device. Beyond the photography side of things, the P10 and P10+ will feature a Kirin 960 chipset and 4GBs of RAM.

The main difference between the P10 and P10 Plus is screen size and resolution, with the P10’s Full HD display coming in at 5.1-inches and the P10+’s Quad-HD display at 5.5-inches.

According to Richard Yu, the CEO of the Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, “with HUAWEI P10 and P10+ we have created a smartphone that revolutionises and redefines portrait photography. Thanks to the evolution of our partnership with Leica Camera users now have an incredible Leica front camera on their Huawei device in addition to the rear.”

The P10 and P10 Plus are expected to arrive in the Australian market between May and June of 2017.

Local pricing is still to be confirmed.

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