Huawei and OnePlus have created a lot of buzz about their launch, despite being the two underdogs in the smartphone market who are directly competing against the likes of Apple's iPhone 8 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 in the premium smartphone segment.
Both the companies are undoubtedly amongst the best smartphone makers of China, but with their upcoming products, Huawei P10 and OnePlus 5, they have created much anticipation in the global market as well.
So, what do we know so far about these two powerful devices?
The Launch Date
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year is going to be see lots of firecrackers, as along with many other brands Huawei is also launching their P10 at the MWC. Based on a teaser video released by Huawei, the Huawei P10 is coming with the description text that says, "Barcelona26.02.17 Stay tuned..."As for the launch date of OnePlus 5, nothing is known yet other than the phone will probably be launched somewhere in April this year.
While the Huawei P10 is reported to pack a Kirin 960 chip clocked at 2.3GHz, the OnePlus 5 is said to be equipped with an unspecified Snapdragon chip along with a 3.2 GHz processor. As far as the OS is concerned, there is still no mention of it for the P10, although it is assumed to be Android Nougat. In case of OnePlus 5, it is confirmed to run on the latest Android Nougat.
Not much has been confirmed about OnePlus 5 other than it is expected to have a 5.5-inch optic AMOLED capacitive touch-screen. On the other hand, The Huawei P10 is reported to have a 5.5-inch screen. Regarding other display specs, varying reports claim it could be either Full HD or Quad HD, both having a pixel density of 543ppi.
The Internal Memory
According to a previous report by Trusted Reviews, Huawei P10 is said to have either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory storage along with a 6GB RAM. Besides, it will also have an expandable memory option of up to 256 GB via microSD card.
OnePlus 5 is said to have an internal memory storage of 64 GB and 128 GB along with a 4 GB RAM, according to initial reports. But now, while some reports are saying that the RAM for this device could be 6 GB, some are also saying that OnePlus will up their game by taking it up to 8 GB of RAM. As for the expandable storage option, rumour has it that it supports up to 126 GB via microSD card.
Nothing solid has been disclosed about the Huawei P10 battery other than it could possibly introduce a higher battery capacity compared to the Huawei P9. Although, it is better to keep an open mind and expect other possibilities.
OnePlus 5 on the other hand, is believed to sport either a 4,000-mAh battery or 4,500-mAh. Aside from that, there is nothing else.
Although there is no information available about the Huawei P10 camera specifications, tech fans are definitely expecting the upcoming phone to have a similar camera module of the Huawei P9, which was technically a dual-camera module.
As for the OnePlus 5, there are varying reports about what camera MPs will this device have. Some reports claim it is 22 MP and 8 MP, while other reports suggest 16 MP and 12 MP. There is a list of "camera features" available for it. OnePlus 5 is said to have optical image stabilization, geo tagging, facial recognition, HDR and auto laser focus.
The Huawei P10 is expected to cost around $514 while the OnePlus 5 is claimed to be at the price range of $480.