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Not all P10s are equal

by on21 April 2017

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Huawei is warning that P10 and P10 Plus smartphones are shipping with slower storage.

Some Chinese users were complaining that they were getting slower speeds reading data from the flash storage in the phone. Some devices give as low as 250MB/s vs. 750MB/s read speeds on P10s with the faster flash storage.

Huawei Business Group CEO Richard Yu told a Weibo post that the p10s were shipping with a mix of eMMC and UFS memory chips.

He said that there’s a “serious shortage” of flash memory in the supply chain, and claims Huawei can make up for the problem with software optimisation.

Given the gap in speeds, that would surprise us. There is only so much you can do with software improvements.

The P10 is having a rough time. Some P10 units didn’t ship with the special oleophobic coating on the screen, designed to reduce fingerprints Huawei applied a coating to a screen protector on the device instead.

The latest units now include the oleophobic coating. Huawei stores in China can apply the coating to existing devices that failed to ship with it.

Last modified on 21 April 2017
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