The Huawei P10, which is all set to go official on the 26th of this month, has appeared on the Geekbench benchmark database ahead of its unveiling. Going by the specs, it appears the prototype caught on Geekbench is the base variant of the smartphone.
The benchmark listing confirms that the Huawei P10 will indeed be powered by the Kirin 960 octa-core chipset, developed in-house by Huawei. As we have seen with the Mate 9, the Kirin 960 is a fantastic performer in terms of benchmarks, leaving its 2016 competition behind by a respectable margin. And unlike previous flagship Kirin chipsets, the Kirin 960 isn’t weak in terms of graphics performance either. In fact, it leaves the competition behind in graphics benchmarks as well. That said, it may not be able to take on newer competition such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and Samsung Exynos 8895 chips, both of which are manufactured on a 10nm process.
The Geekbench listing also tells us that the smartphone includes 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which is why we think it is the base variant of the P10 that has been caught on Geekbench. The higher-end variant of the P10 is expected to include 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Its bigger sibling, the P10 Plus, is rumored to come with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. On the software front, both smartphones will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat, with Huawei’s custom Android skin on top.
The P10 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution, 64GB of internal storage, dual 20MP + 12MP cameras at the back with Leica-branded lenses and optical image stabilization, 8MP selfie camera, and a 3100mAh capacity battery with fast charging support. The P10 Plus on the other hand will feature a 5.5-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution, an iris scanner, and a larger 3650mAh capacity battery with fast charging. It will also include a unique ring flash at the back. Both smartphones are expected to come in new Blue and Green color options, in addition to Champagne Gold.
Both the P10 and P10 Plus will be announced on February 26th at Huawei’s press conference in Barcelona, a day before Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off.