Hostesses hold Huawei's new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China's Huawei Technologies during a presentation in Paris May 7, 2014. Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

The Huawei P10 release date has not been announced yet although rumours suggest that the handset will be release sometime in mid-2017 in March or April. The Huawei P9 was released in April and has performed well. It has received amazing reviews from tech experts and consumers.

The success of the P9 has resulted in numerous rumours about its successor, the Huawei P10. As per a GFXBench report, the Huawei P10 is going to be much better than its predecessor. It could come with a 5.5-inch display with screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The touchscreen will sport at least a five finger gesture support.

A Kirin 960 HiSilicon Hi3660 chipset is said to be powering up the Huawei P10 along with ARM Mali-G71 GPU. Internal storage could be of 256GB and RAM 6GB. Android 7.0 operating system is expected to come pre-installed.

As per the report, the primary camera will be of 12MP with 4K UHD video recording feature. Touch focus, auto focus, flash, face detection and HDR are also included among its features. The front camera could be of 8MP. A dual lens primary camera is highly anticipated. One of Huawei P9’s deal-breaking features was the Leica manufactured 12MP rear camera.

The model number listed on the report is LON-L29 and that’s enough to confirm that the specs are for the Huawei P10. The P9 had a model number LON-L19, writes PhoneArena. With the P9 doing pretty well in the market, there is no need for Huawei to rush into releasing the P10. A late March or early April release is likely for the Huawei P10.

The Huawei P9 has already sold more than nine million units worldwide since the handset was launched in April. This shows how eager its fans are waiting for the P10.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more information on the Huawei P10 smartphone.