Huawei P10 review: Hands on with Huawei’s colourful 2017 flagship phone

Huawei took to the stage at MWC 2017 to show off its’ 2017 flagship, the Huawei P10. It has a huge focus on portrait photography and design, but does it perform as well as Huawei claims? We’ve spent some time with the Huawei P10, and here’s what we thought. Read next: Best smartphones of 2017

Huawei P10 review: UK pricing and release date

We’re not quite sure about a specific UK price or release date on the upcoming Huawei P10 just yet, although we’ll update this section once we get confirmation from Huawei.

Huawei P10 review: Design and build

Huawei has a reputation for offering high-end design and materials in its smartphones, and the Huawei P10 is no different. Featuring a refined design reminiscent of the Huawei P9, there are subtle changes to the design of the smartphone that make it stand out from the crowd, following an “organic minimalism” design philosophy. Everything’s a little bit ‘neater’ on the P10, and the curved but slightly elongated edges of the smartphone give it a distinctive look, while also being comfortable to hold in the hand (vital for a 5.1in/5.5in smartphone) and less slippery to hold.

The most obvious change, compared to the Huawei P9? The staggering number of colour options available. Huawei wanted to offer consumers more than just the standard black, silver or gold colour options, and offers the Huawei P10 in colours including dazzling blue and greenery.

In fact, the P10 comes in eight different colours: graphite black, dazzling blue, dazzling gold, rose gold, greenery, white ceramic, mystic silver and prestige gold, although not all colours will be headed to the UK. Huawei worked alongside Pantone to produce the vibrant and eye-catching dazzling blue and greenery colour options, which are noticeable even in low-light conditions – you just can’t miss that colourful shimmer.

It’s not just the colours that are new, as Huawei has also introduced a new finish: the hyper-diamond cut, available on the dazzling blue and dazzling gold colour options. It’s different to the standard sandblasted finish, creating tiny ridges along the length of the rear of the P10. It’s a unique look when compared to other 2017 flagships so far, and provides an interesting (in a good way) texture to run your fingers across when holding the phone. Huawei also claims that the finish should reduce the smudges and fingerprints that appear on the rear of the device, but we’re unable to confirm this until we use it for extended periods.

Huawei has also moved the fingerprint scanner from the rear of the device to the front, and in doing so removed the ability to easily take selfies without needing to awkwardly tap the screen – but we’ll come to that in more detail below, as there’s reasoning behind the move. Huawei claims that the fingerprint scanner is beneath the glass, and while it’s technically true as there’s no split lines between the scanner and the glass, there’s still a dent on the front of the device for users to place their fingers and isn’t like what upcoming smartphones like the iPhone 8 are rumoured to feature.

Hyper-diamond finish feels lovely in the hand, and looks really impressive. Huge focus on design on P10, while technology seems to be in line with the Mate 9 – same GPU, CPU, etc. Camera requires decent lighting conditions to work properly, we couldn’t get the new portrait mode to work properly at all during our time – would focus on the person behind, leaving me blurred, or wouldn’t recognise my face at all. Rear-facing camera performs well, but again, results are a bit hit and miss during our time with the phone. Display is responsive, apps open instantly so no complaints on the power side.

Read next: Huawei Watch 2 UK release date, pricing and specs

Huawei P10 review: Features and spec

Huawei put a huge focus on the design and software capabilities of the Huawei P10 during its MWC 2017 announcement, but there’s a good reason behind that: the internals of the smartphone are almost identical to that of the Huawei Mate 9, which was released back in November 2016.

Just like the Huawei Mate 9, the Huawei P10 features the latest Kirin 960 2.4GHz octa-core processor coupled with a Mali G71 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Those looking for a little more oomph can opt for the P10 Plus, which features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Of course, as with all Huawei devices, the P10 also features a microSD card slot that’ll allow you to expand the storage by up to 256GB.

That’s not a bad thing though, as in our Huawei Mate 9 review we described the processing power of the smartphone as stunning, and it’s a similar story with the P10: it’s blisteringly fast, with not even the slightest sign of lag at any point during our time with the smartphone. That’s due in part to the hardware, but also the software, as Huawei offers additional machine learning algorithms when compared to the Mate 9 to make it perform even better. Despite the high-end internals, Huawei has confirmed that the P10 isn’t DayDream compatible, although it wouldn’t go into detail about the reason.

In terms of the display, the Huawei P10 packs a Full HD 5.1in IPS display with a resolution of 1920×1080, compared to the 5.5in WQHD IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. However, due to slim bezels and smart design from Huawei, the phone isn’t overly bulky and is relatively easy to use one-handed. As with most Huawei displays, it’s bright, colourful and crisp, although a little heavy on the contrast for our personal taste.  

Read on for more on the Huawei P10, including cameras and software. 

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Korora 25 Gnome

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Starting from an application-rich and highly stable distribution (distro), Korora offers the latest packages and modern technologies as its base, with many extras on top to make it appetising for new users. The end result is a user-friendly distro that’s usable out-of-the-box.

Understandably, Korora decided to do away with 32-bit images in its last release and has chosen to stick with that decision with the latest offering, codenamed Gurgle. But after the backlash over its decision to not offer a KDE spin with the previous release, Korora 25 once again offers users the option to download Gnome, Cinnamon, KDE, Mate and Xfce spins. Users already running a previous 32-bit release can still upgrade to the latest offering and the website offers a guide on how to do so.

Despite including some third-party proprietary offerings, Korora is entirely open source and you can download its entire source code from its Git repository (repo). Like its parent, Korora uses the Kickstarter scripts to produce its releases. The distro also ships with the home-grown kp tool, which users can use to manipulate the Korora code to produce a remix distro of their own.

With the exception of a handful of tips and tricks and some guides on updating and upgrading the distro, the project doesn’t offer much by way of documentation, perhaps because much of it would be a duplication of the Fedora team’s effort. Regardless, users can turn to Engage, the community portal that one can traverse for answers to problems or join in discussions with fellow Korora users.

Curious compilation

Barring the desktop-specific tools, the various spins all offer the same set of default packages. While this selection might not find favour with all users, the distro has struck a fine balance between utility and bloat. But that still doesn’t explain the inclusion of some highly esoteric tools such as Planner for project management, Darktable photo editing suite, and Handbrake video transcoder.

Generally speaking, Korora ships with one popular tool for each task, such as offering VLC across all spins as the default multimedia player. But you can easily install software using the package management tools and this is where the spins differ.

For the Gnome spin, users have the choice of either Gnome Software, YumExtender or Packages. Of these, YumEx and Software both sport a well-designed user interface and are quick to offer suggestions. You can also easily browse through the various software categories such as Education, Games, Internet and so forth, which makes it easy to locate the apps you wish to install.

Of the lot, the Gnome spin appears to offer more functionality than the others. For instance, you can right-click the desktop and click ‘Settings’ to launch the Control Center from where users can configure various essential elements such as privacy and sharing, apart from the usual fare i.e. network, security etc. For example, under Privacy, users can determine how long they wish to retain the history, enable location access, which would allow apps to use Wi-Fi to determine your location and even purge trash and temporary files.

In contrast, the Control Center on the Mate spin enables you to access all the usual configurable elements but doesn’t offer the option to tweak Privacy or Sharing settings.

Final verdict

With ease of use as its greatest feature, Korora is ideal for new users who want a distro which just works out-of-the-box, but it offers no reason for Linux pros to ditch their current favourite.

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MWC 2017: LG G6 phone offers split-screen use

LG has ditched the modular design of its previous flagship smartphone and unveiled a new top-end model that is designed for split-screen uses.

To achieve this, the G6’s display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 used by most handsets.

It means that when viewed in landscape mode, the screen appears wider than normal.

LG has acknowledged that last year’s G5 missed its sales targets. One analyst said the change in strategy was wise.

The new device was unveiled in Barcelona ahead of the opening of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show.

LG’s new phone was also distinguished by being the first Android device announced to include Google Assistant – the search giant’s voice-controlled rival to Apple’s Siri – beyond Google’s own Pixel phone.

Split-screen experiences

The G6’s display measures 5.7in (14.5cm) compared to the G5’s 5.3in (13.5cm) component. It is also brighter, adding support for high dynamic range (HDR) video playback. This makes compatible footage appear more vibrant and detailed in the shadows.

The new device can also be submerged underwater for up to half an hour.

Yet the G6 is thinner and slightly smaller than last year’s model thanks to the decision to abandon add-on components – such as a higher quality audio processor – and a return to an irremovable battery.

The new phone is designed around Android 7’s support for split-screen software, allowing two same-sized square interfaces to be seen either side-by-side or one-above-the-other, depending on how the phone is held.

Suggested uses include:

  • running two different apps alongside each other
  • displaying a monthly calendar in one box, and a day’s agenda in the other
  • showing a music album’s artwork and play controls in one interface, and a list of the songs it contains in the other

A further use of the split screens would be to help take square-shaped photos for the social network Instagram. When the phone is held vertically, the top box shows the live view from the camera while the bottom one displays the last photo taken. The idea is to make it possible to review an image without the risk of missing another key moment.

However, one side effect of the screen’s unusual aspect ratio is that many apps will have to be slightly stretched to fit it, unless the owner opts not to use the full screen.

Ticking boxes

LG acknowledges that the G6 is less radical than last year’s offering, but it hopes that means demand will be stronger than it was for the G5.

“I’d love to be sat here now saying that the mass market had adopted it and understood it – unfortunately that wasn’t the case,” Jeremy Daniels, head of sales for LG UK told the BBC.

“We proved the concept could be done, but actually we know that [this year] we had to tick a lot of boxes like water resistance and bigger battery.

“And that could only be done by moving to a design that was more appealing to the masses.”

LG is the world’s sixth bestselling smartphone maker, according to the research firm IDC. Figures indicate that the South Korean firm shipped 7% fewer handsets in 2016 compared to the previous year.

‘Fatally flawed’

Despite the G5’s struggles, its unusual design won plaudits when it was unveiled a year ago.

The GSM association – a trade body representing the world’s mobile operators – even declared it the best device introduced at 2016’s MWC.

But one expert said the idea of adding functionality via add-on accessories – known as friends – proved to be unwieldy in practice.

“If you look at the way G5 worked – owners had to open the case, remove the battery and power down the device before putting in another friend – that concept was fatally flawed,” said Tim Coulling from the tech consultancy Canalys.

“Also because the phone had to be taken apart a lot, there were problems with dust and water.

“So, the decision to move back from modular to non-modular is completely the correct decision.”

Over the past year, Google has also cancelled its Project Ara modular smartphone concept.

But Lenovo continues to pursue the modular idea with its Moto Z devices, which do not need to be switched off when their parts are swapped.

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LG G6 hands-on review

As Mobile World Congress gets underway today, Sunday 26 February, in Barcelona, Spain, there are thousands of companies vying for your attention. One that tries to do so every year is LG, and this year it has gone big – literally – with its latest high-end handset, the LG G6.

LG has lagged behind the popularity of fellow South Korean rival Samsung in recent years, and with no Galaxy S8 in Barcelona, LG is desperate to make sure the G6 takes all the headlines, thought it faces stiff competition from Sony and even Nokia this year.

The design has been overhauled again following the leather-clad G4 and the modular G5 to a debatably more uniform metal and glass affair. LG’s Friends  didn’t last long, did they?

But the G6 looks stunning and performs just as well as the best smartphones on the market after our initial tests.

We got exclusive early hands-on time with the LG G6. Here are our initial impressions on it in our LG G6 review.

See also: LG announces the G6 at MWC

LG G6 hands-on review: UK price and availability

As of yet LG has not announced a price for the LG G6 in the UK. The release date is also unconfirmed, though we expect it to be in April or May, and we expect it to be available on all four major UK networks.

LG G6 hands-on review: Design and build

So LG has gone big, but it’s the screen, not the handset itself, that’s grown. The G6 boasts an 18:9 screen, expanding the display from the traditional confines of 16:9. This leaves it with a 5.7in Quad HD display. It looks seriously good.

Alongside that wonderful display is a design that conforms, unlike the modular G5 and the leather-clad G4. The G6 takes a leaf out of the iPhone 4’s book with a solid aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass on the front and back. It comes in white, platinum and black, with only the latter being a true fingerprint magnet.

The refined design is simpler and more elegant, with the dual rear cameras and fingerprint sensor that acts as the power/lock button sitting flush with the body. The bottom edge houses the USB-C port (fully waterproof), single speaker and mic. The right edge is smooth and clear save for the SIM tray, while the left edge has the two volume keys. The top edge has that very welcome 3.5mm headphone jack.

Even though the metal and glass frame isn’t entirely original, the rounded design is made all the more striking thanks to the rounded corners of the actual display as well. It’s a clever detail that doesn’t negatively affect use while accentuating the G6’s thin bezels and unusually tall screen. It works really well.

LG said that its goal with the G6, after extensive customer research, was to make a phone with a huge screen but that you could still comfortable use with one hand. The problem here is that that is basically impossible, even for those with large hands. Where the company has succeeded though is by making the G6 perfectly pocket friendly while packing in a screen that it’s easy to scroll through and hold with a single paw.

This might sound easy to achieve, but it can be rare to find on phablets like the G6. The iPhone 7 Plus, for example, is a through and through two-handed device, and the G6 succeeds in fitting a larger screen than that phone into a smaller overall body.

LG G6 hands-on review: Features and specifications

Processor

One point of contention among the tech community is LG’s decision to go with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor rather than its latest 835 that we expect to see in the Galaxy S8.

The 821 is in its third generation, and LG told us in an interview that it therefore has more expertise in how to optimise the user experience (UX) and implied the 835 wouldn’t have brought any more noticeable advantages.

We hope that the as yet unannounced price will reflect this. LG needs to undercut its rivals somewhere, something HTC failed to do with its overpriced HTC U Ultra, another phone with the 821 processor. We aren’t too worried about performance though – we’ll add benchmarks to this review as soon as we have them.

Display

The display is a 5.7in Quad HD display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 – it’s stunning. Aside from the 564ppi, the extra height of the 18:9 aspect means the whole experience of using the G6 is improved from the G5. If that sounds a bit too vague, it’s because you really need to get your hands on it to see what we mean. This impression is also intrinsically linked with the changes to the software, which we’ll come onto.

The screen also retains the always-on functionality from the G5, with a slightly altered setup lower down on the screen with a new default font. It still displays the time, date and apps that you have notifications for.

One thing that we need to investigate further when we receive a final review unit is how the 18:9 aspect ratio behaves outside of the LG UI. During our hands on time, we played a couple of pre loaded games that displayed in 16:9 (as is the standard) with a black bar on the far right edge as we held the G6 landscape. This could be an annoyance to users if LG doesn’t manage to sort out standards. LG told us that it was working directly with Netflix to sort this out, but we remain worried that with the plethora of services and games out there, the G6 might be doomed to a life of black bar playback. Hopefully not.

Cameras

The LG G5 impressed us with its dual camera setup that enabled wide-angle shots. The G6 retains this, with two 13Mp rear facing cameras. The wide-angle lens offers a 125 degree angle and the standard has optical image stabilisation. LG claims it has found an algorithm that lets you zoom between the two cameras smoothly without a software jerk. On a pre-production unit this actually didn’t work, but fingers crossed it will in the retail version.

These cameras can record up to 60fps at full HD quality, and in ultra HD at 30fps. HDR support is only for still images, not video, but this is quite usual for smartphones – even the high-end ones.

Storage and RAM

All variants of the LG G6 will have 4GB RAM as standard. Regionally, some of the features differ. The European version of the LG G6 will have 32GB storage but a micro SD slot for expansion up to 2TB. The same applies to the US version.

The Korean variant will have 64GB storage, but also the micro SD support. LG said these differences were down to regional marketing decisions. Hopefully it won’t make too much difference given the storage is expandable.

Connectivity and extras

Where those regional decisions become a bit more frustrating is in the extras. The US G6 will have wireless charging, which adds extra convenience, minimal extra weight and no design changes. However, the Korean and European versions miss out on this handy addition.

The Korean G6 will have Hi-Fi Quad DAC, a component that allows for high quality audio playback. LG told us that it doesn’t cost much more to add this feature, but the US and Europe miss out on it. It referred back to regional decisions on included components, but for us it’s frustrating that the European version will miss out on two desirable features.

There will also be a dual SIM version, but don’t expect this to come to the UK or Europe. These three missing features aren’t vital to the G6’s success in the UK, but we’d certainly welcome them and it’s frustrating to see a major phone split its features like this dependent on market. Extra features are universally appreciated.

The G6 does have one trick up its sleeve for all regions though. LG claims it’s the first smartphone to support both Dolby Vision and HDR 10. In basic terms, it’s the first smartphone to theoretically support superior audio-visual standards normally associated with high-end televisions.

We say theoretically because while it supports both, streaming services such as Netflix don’t actually yet offer playback of this combined quality on mobile devices. Remember when everything was ‘HD ready’, before HD actually existed? It’s like that. Watch this space.

An iPhone 7 compared to the LG G6

LG G6 hands-on review: Software

The G6’s software has been quite substantially overhauled from the G5’s in order to play nice with the taller 18:9 screen. LG’s own apps such as messaging, weather and calendar have been redesigned to better manage white space and information displayed since there’s more room to play with.

When presented side by side with the G5’s screens, the difference is noticeably positive:

As you can see, apps have more space to work with, so LG has worked very hard to bring the user a more aesthetically pleasing experience, working on attractive, modernised graphics in the main apps.

The camera software too has been redone, with some excellent use of the extra screen space – we love that when taking photos landscape, you get a camera roll of the last few photos taken, rather than the smartphone norm of one tiny thumbnail of the one most recent photo.

With our hands-on of the pre-production model we liked the use of the two square idea (app presentation split into squares) in the camera functions LG calls guide shot (for comparison snaps), grid shot (2x2grid shots) and match shot (for collages). They are a tad gimmicky and the software was buggy, so we will fully test it on the final review unit.

We also welcome LG’s decision to choose whether or not to display apps iOS style on the home screen or store them in an app tray. We don’t mind it on iOS, but given the choice on Android, we’ll pick the app tray every time.

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LIVE: Huawei Watch 2 launch | Huawei Watch 2 release date, price, spec rumours

LIVE: Huawei Watch 2 launch | Huawei Watch 2 release date, price, spec rumours

Huawei’s gorgeous Android Wear watch is about to get upgraded. Here’s what we know about the Huawei Watch 2 UK release date, price and specification rumours. Plus: How to follow Huawei Watch 2 launch live.

One of the best-looking Android Wear watches is due an upgrade later today


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The Huawei Watch is one of the best-looking Android Wear watches to date, and following the launch of Android Wear 2.0 in February, we will see a new version unveiled later today at MWC 2017. Here’s everything there is to know about the Huawei Watch 2 so far, plus how you can follow the Huawei Watch 2 launch live. Read our Huawei Watch review

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How to follow Huawei P10 launch live 

Huawei rarely offers live streams of its product launches, and we have no reason to suspect otherwise for MWC 2017. If a live stream is available it will likely be hosted on Huawei’s YouTube press page, and we will embed it to the top of this page, but if not there’s good news. We have reporters live at MWC 2017, and they will be live-blogging the announcements as they are made below. Bookmark us now, and return at 2pm local time (1pm UK time) on Sunday 26 February for more details.

Huawei Watch 2: What to expect

Most of what we know so far about the new Huawei Watch 2 has come from Evan Blass (@evleaks) writing for VentureBeat, a well-respected internet leakster who knows his rumours. His source is said to be a person familiar with the company’s plans.

In common with the first Huawei Watch he says the new model will be a round-face smartwatch with a new sporty design. The key difference will be the addition of cellular connectivity, and when used with a SIM card the Huawei Watch 2 will be able to work without a paired smartphone, and to make and receive phone calls and texts.

It will run Android Wear 2.0, and will likely be among several such designs unveiled at MWC 2017. For example, LG also plans to unveil the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style in February.

Huawei Watch 2 UK release date rumours: When is the new Huawei Watch coming out?

Huawei Watch 2 UK release date: 26 February 2017 (announcement), on sale date TBC

Knowing Huawei, that’s an almost impossible question to answer, since the date it says products will be released in the UK and the date they go on sale are often two very different things.

Blass says the company hopes to show off the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017, but plans can change. If the launch goes ahead, we’ll hear more about the Huawei Watch 2 during Huawei’s press conference at 2pm (local time) on 26 February.

This has now been confirmed by Huawei boss Richard Yu, who announced on Weibo that we should expect a new smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 at MWC 2017.

His post included the following teaser image, which in line with rumours points to a new, sportier device.

Huawei Watch 2

Huawei Watch 2

The original Huawei Watch was unveiled at MWC 2015, but didn’t officially go on sale in the UK until 4 November 2015.

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Huawei Watch 2 UK price rumours: How much will the new Huawei Watch cost?

Nothing has been officially leaked about the Huawei Watch 2 price, but we’d expect it to fall in line with the original, which went on sale from £289 in the UK. The most expensive Huawei Watch cost £599.

We’ll bring you more details as we hear them.

Read next: Best new smartwatches and fitness trackers coming in 2017

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LIVE: Huawei MWC 2017 live stream | Huawei MWC 2017 live blog

LIVE: Huawei MWC 2017 live stream | Huawei MWC 2017 live blog

Huawei is at MWC 2017, and is rumoured to showcase a new smartphone alongside a new smartwatch today. Here, we feature our live blog from the event, along with what we expect to see based on rumours. Huawei MWC 2017 live blog – Huawei MWC 2017 live stream.

Huawei is at MWC 2017, and is showcasing a new phone and possibly even a new smartwatch


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While a few years ago Huawei was a relatively unknown brand in the UK, the announcement of the Huawei P9 at MWC 2016 changed all that. The company has gone from strength to strength with its high-end design philosophy and great value for money in its smartphones, and it’s looking to continue that trend in 2017. Huawei recently announced a press release at MWC 2017, and here’s where we show you how to watch the Huawei MWC 2017 announcement, along with what to expect.

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How to watch Huawei MWC 2017 live stream

So, when is Huawei due to make its MWC 2017 announcement? Funnily enough, like other tech giants, Huawei’s MWC press conference takes place the day before the show officially kicks off, on Sunday 26 February 2017 at 2pm CET, or 1pm for those of us back here in the UK. While the show takes place in sunny Barcelona and is limited to press, there is still a way for fans of Huawei to follow the announcements as they happen from the comfort of their living rooms.

Huawei generally steers clear of live streaming its announcements – although there has been exceptions to the rule in the past. If Huawei does decide last minute to host a live stream, it’ll probably be via the Huawei Press YouTube channel. If one is available we will also embed it to the top of this page.

Huawei MWC 2017 live blog

Even if there is no live stream, all hope is not lost. We have reporters at the event who will be live-blogging the announcements as they are revealed. Head back here on Sunday 26 February 2017 at 1pm GMT to find out everything about the next Huawei flagship and smartwatch as it happens.

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What to expect from Huawei at MWC 2017: Huawei P10

So, what can we expect to see from Huawei in terms of its 2017 flagship, the Huawei P10? While it’s common practise for a smartphone to leak before its announcement, it seems Huawei has been hit hard in the leak department and many of its flagship features have already surfaced online, courtesy of anonymous sources and leaked images.

The rumours, while still unconfirmed, claim that the Huawei P10 will be similar in design to the P9, but with a few notable changes, including moving the fingerprint scanner from the rear of the device (something that Huawei has noted as setting itself apart from others in the past) to the front of the device, like most standard Android smartphones.

The other big draw of the upcoming flagship? According to teasers from Huawei itself, it seems as if the P10 will be made available in rather unusual colours when compared to the standard silver, black and white colour options from many manufacturers, with Huawei offering the P10 in blue and green, amongst other colours.

For more information on what to expect from the Huawei P10, take a look at our Huawei P10 release date and feature rumours article.

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What to expect from Huawei at MWC 2017: Huawei Watch 2

While the P10 might be the main announcement of Huawei’s MWC 2017 press conference, rumours suggest it might not be the only device to make an appearance. Those with knowledge of the matter claim that Huawei is considering launching the second-generation Huawei Watch alongside the 2017 flagship, and that the upcoming smartwatch will be quite different to the original.

Alongside rumoured 4G connectivity, the Huawei Watch 2 is said to focus more on sport than design, although we’ll have to wait and see whether Huawei announces it on Sunday for confirmation.

For more information on what the Huawei Watch 2 could offer, take a look at our Huawei Watch 2 release date and feature rumours article.

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Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication.

The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones.

TCL’s Nicolas Zibell told the BBC’s Chris Foxx that he hoped to revive the brand with “strong products”.

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