The Huawei P10 is a respectable flagship smartphone, and we liked it in our review. However, it appears not all P10 and P10 Plus are created equal: Huawei confirmed that these two phones ship with different memory specifications.
What does this mean? Well, some Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will be slower than others. According to consumers in China, the P10 devices have varying memory specifications: one unit may come with LPDDR3 RAM, while another ships with faster LPDDR4 RAM. They also reported as many as three different storage types on the P10: eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0, and the newer – and the best of the lot – UFS 2.1.
In response to these consumers, Huawei released a statement to Android Authority. “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 said.
Huawei also elaborated that “the performance of a single component can’t exactly reflect the overall system performance of a smartphone and these scores are not applicable in actual use scenarios.” In reality, this isn’t far from the truth: some consumers may not notice the difference in performance.
That being said, we imagine consumers won’t be thrilled to know that their units of the Huawei P10 or P10 Plus is potentially using older – and theoretically slower – hardware. Huawei’s full statement on the matter can be found here.
(Source: Android Authority)