Huawei P10, P10 Plus Takes On Samsung Galaxy S8 Amid Making Them Pay $11.6 Million For Patent Infringement
After winning the patent lawsuit against Samsung for infringement issues, Huawei sets to take another step. As the company just released its Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, the Chinese manufacturer is expected to compete with Samsung’s latest Samsung Galaxy S8 as well.
According to Stuff, it is very difficult to choose which of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Huawei P10 is better. In terms of design, Huawei P10 was seen as similar to iPhone 6’s design as Samsung revolutionizes its S series with its new infinity screen display. Huawei P10 was mentioned to just differ in offering more vibrant colors than the S8.
Regarding what’s under the hood, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Huawei P10 both sports a powerful 4 GB of RAM along with 64GB of ROM. Yet, the differences were the processors as Huawei P10 has its own 2016 Kirin 960 processor and S8 has the latest Exynos 8895 chip.
Furthermore, other specs were mentioned to include Huawei’s dual Leica camera of a 12-megapixel main camera and a 20MP monochrome sensor for its rear camera. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S8’s 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture was ruled as the winner in best shooting capabilities following Samsung S7’s footsteps.
Huawei P10 was identified to be powered by a 3200mAh while Samsung Galaxy S8 has only 3000mAh. Speaking of bonus features, it was mentioned that Samsung Galaxy S8 takes the lead as it has its Samsung DeX Station to allow users turn their smartphone into a desktop. It’s Samsung VR Gear Support and the Note 7’s iris scanner feature was mentioned as well.
Regarding the patent issue, CNet reported Huawei had filed a lawsuit that Samsung infringed many of its patents. Huawei then made a statement that more than 20 smartphone and tablet models of Samsung violated their patent. The issue was then ruled by the court that the South Korean giant will pay Huawei 80 million yuan (around $11.6 million).
Samsung, on the other hand, counterattacked Huawei with filing a claim that the China-based manufacturer infringed its patents from them as well. Nonetheless, a Samsung spokesperson had made a statement that they will "thoroughly review the court's decision and determine appropriate responses."
Nonetheless, it’s still up for consumers whether to pay £689 for Samsung Galaxy S8 or £599 for Huawei’s P10 smartphone.