Journalists follow the presentation of a Huawei smartphone ahead of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin, Germany, September 2, 2015. Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

The Huawei P10 Plus is set to have a February unveiling at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) along with the “regular” P10. The upcoming handset looks just like a current Huawei Mate 9 variant, which is actually a good thing.

Render leaks of the Huawei P10 Plus show what could be an iris scanner on the front of the upcoming device, which is similar to that of the now-defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The P10 Plus may also retain the Home button unlike the P10, so its fingerprint sensor is expected to be rear-mounted. The phone is likely to sport a 5.5-inch curved screen similar to that of the Mate 9 Pro.

The Huawei P10 Plus is reportedly going to be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 965 chipset, which is an improved spinoff of what the Chinese tech giant dubs as “the world’s highest performing smartphone processor,” the P10-bound Kirin 960 chipset. The P10 Plus is expected to come in two storage options: 128 GB storage memory with 6 GB of RAM and the more flexible 256 GB internal storage with 8 GB of RAM. Both variants are apparently going to furnish an expandable microSD memory slot despite the already ample storage options.

The P10, meanwhile, is likely to come in a 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage model and a 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage version. According to Gadget Detected, the P10 Plus is going to pack a 3,650 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery while the 5.2-inch P10 is going to be backed by a lesser but still powerful 3,100 mAh cell. Both smartphones are going to run on the latest Android operating system, Nougat.

Both the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are reportedly going to equip dual Leica optics for its main cameras. Considering the premium-ness of both handsets, no less than 12 MP primary snappers are projected for the two. The P10 and P10 Plus are also expected to sport front-facing selfie cameras no lower than 8 MP.

Although official pricing and details of the upcoming Huawei phones are likely to be announced at MWC 2017, the smaller P10 is supposedly going to start at US$699 (AU$924). The four-day MWC 2017 starts on Feb. 27 and is set in Barcelona. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are said to come in five colour options: black, yellow, silver, pink and gold.

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