Huawei has confirmed that it uses two different types of storage chips in its newest flagship smartphones — P10 and the P10 Plus. The company uses a faster memory chip in some production batches, while other batches come with slower chips, as reported by Android Authority website. In an official statement, the Chinese tech giant admitted that some handsets have slower memory chips. The P10 duo is said to feature any combination of LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 RAM chips, UFS 2.0 or UFS 2.1 chips, and eMMC 5.1 storage chips. “Huawei has employed the standard industry practice of sourcing solutions from multiple trusted suppliers to ensure a balance between user experience, quality and sustainable supply,” the company told Android Authority website. The details came to light when some early adopters started noticing huge gaps between the storage speeds of the P10 and the P10 Plus. Some users who ran AndroBench in their handsets found read speeds ranging from 700MB/s to around 300MB/s.
Huawei in talks with Indian government for smart city solutions This means that while some users are getting smartphones with better RAM and storage, others are getting devices with slower hardware. At the time of launch, the company didn’t mention the specifics of RAM and storage. Huawei has not launched the P10 and P10 Plus in India yet, so it is unclear as to which batch will be hitting the country.Both P10 and P10 Plus were launched at MWC 2017 in February this year. Running Emotion UI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the key difference between the P10 and P10 Plus is in their screen sizes and the battery capacity. The P10 is backed by a 3,200mah battery, while the P10 Plus comes with a 3,750mAh battery.
Huawei P10, P10 Plus smartphones launched at MWC 2017: Price, specifications and more In the optics department, both feature 20MP + 12MP rear Leica cameras with f/1.8 aperture, in addition to an 8MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus are powered by the company’s latest octa-core Kirin 960 SoC and 4GB of RAM. A P10 Plus variant also comes with 6GB RAM. As for internal storage, the smartphones include 64GB of storage, which can be expanded using microSD cards.