It’s no secret that Huawei is going after Apple in the phone business. The Chinese company is looking to offer buyers better alternatives to Apple’s iPhones, while simultaneously challenging Samsung and the rest of the Android pack. At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Huawei is expected to unveil the Huawei P10 flagship and a series of Huawei Watch 2 models.

Considering Samsung won’t be unveiling any new phones this year, as the Galaxy S8’s announcement had to be pushed back in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the Huawei P10 might stand out as one of the better Android alternatives out there. It’ll certainly compete directly against the LG G6, which was unveiled just a few hours ago.

Keep up with all of Huawei’s announcements by following our live blog below.

From what we’ve seen so far, we expect the Huawei P10 to have a design that is very similar to Apple’s iPhones. That includes a metal housing, a dual-lens Leica-branded camera on the back, and a home button.

That doesn’t mean that Huawei is necessarily copying Apple. The company came out with a dual-lens camera last summer before Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus, even though the move did cause some controversy over Leica’s role in designing it.

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Huawei’s decision to stick with a home button for one more year seems to be defying this year’s smartphone “standards.” Apple and Samsung are both killing the home button, and it’s something LG started doing a few years ago. All these handset makers are looking to offer buyers handsets with much bigger screens without forcing them to handle humongous phablets.

Huawei isn’t going to follow that trend, at least not with the Huawei P10.

Aside from new smartphones, Huawei may have other impressive tricks up its sleeve this year, including a second-generation Huawei Watch that should feature a terrific design. At MWC 2014, Huawei came out of nowhere with a good-looking smartwatch, and last year it unveiled one of the most attractive Windows 10 tablets of 2015.

Follow all of Huawei’s announcements in our live blog below. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM EST / 5:00 AM PST.

That’s it, folks, this has been Huawei’s massive P10 and P10 Plus event. We’ll be back with our hands-on coverage of the two phones and new watches.

Huawei Watch 2 launches in March, for €329 (Wi-Fi), €379 (4G).

Price and availability. P10 and P10 Plus launch in march globaly. €649 for 4GB/64GB P10. €699 for 4GB/64GB P10 Plus or €799 for 6GB/128GB P10 Plus.

Video time for the Watch 2. Apparently a watch that’s not for everyone. 

It’s a classic smartwatch that also works for sports, as the watchband features a special internal layer.

Porsche Design Huawei smartwatch is apparently a new thing too. 

We’re going through the main features, including customizable watch faces, new messaging input methods, Google Assistant support, NFC and Android Pay support, fitness improvements, and watch-dedicated apps (complete with app store).

Singleton is going though the main features of Android Wear 2.0, which was released reently.

Watch 2 is a “leap” device for Android Wear 2.0. Apparently Google and Huawei worked closely on this one. 

Google’s David Singleton is here to talk Android Wear. 

Watch 2 comes in five flavors, including a sport version.

Battery life: 2 days of normal usage, 21-day standby time, and 7 hours of continous heart-rate monitoring and GPS tracking.

Supports Android Pay right out of the box. I suspected that given that it has NFC support.

4GB of storage stores over 200 songs.

The Watch 2 puts out “comprehensive training reports.” 

IP68 rating is also there, which means the Watch 2 is water and dust-resistant. 

Watch 2 has built-in GPS, real-time heart-beat monitoring, and a training coach.

The Watch 2 has the same phone number as your cell phone, so you don’t need to have both of them to talk on the Watch.

Huawei Watch 2: ceramic bezel, dual crown, all-in-one LTE/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/GPS/NFC antenna. Nano SIM and eSIM support.

Time to shift gears to Huawei Watch 2 that comes in a Huawei Watch 2 Classic version.

Yes, the P10 is not bad. Will it be an iPhone killer? It’s too early to say, but I definitely like what I’m seeing. 

Applause for that recap.

It’s video time. We’re looking at camera features and specs once again.

If that’s not enough, Huawei will sell you plenty of cases, and even a purse for the phone, the “Limited Edition Pouch.”

Greenery and Dazzling Blue are back, this time for P10 protective cases.

P10 will also get “perfect companions” or accessories as I call them.

Huawei demos EMUI features for Photos, Calendar, One Step Actions (multitouch finger and knuckle gestures).

EMUI is practically Huawei’s customized Android overlay that’ll get users various extra features than what you can expect from your regular Nougat phone.

EMUI 5.0 is also here. Over 12-million people upgraded the software in the first 4 months. The P10 ships with EMUI 5.1. 

Time for a new comparison with iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7: The P10 and P10 Plus have the better battery life. 

P10 has a 3,200 mAh battery, while the P10 Plus gets a huge 3,750 mAh battery.

That’s low-voltage, low-temperature, fast-charging. 

Battery time: Super-fast charging. 30 minutes of charging get you one day of use.

The Huawei P10 also features faster response times. The touch response time is as fast as the iPhone 7 Plus.

Video time: How Huawei’s Ultra Memory works.

Huawei Ultra Memory technology: Less RAM consumption, faster performance.

Powerful Kirin 960 chip inside.

Dual-SIM support or microSD support of up to 256GB.

Huawei GEO technology – faster, more accurate GPS.

Wi-Fi dual-antenna: 2×2 MIMO technology.

Reduces dropped calls by 60%.

The P10 is the world’s first 5G LTE smartphone. LTE Quad antenna. 4×4 MIMO Technology. Faster LTE connectivity.

P10 is the “art of technology.”

Time to talk performance. The P10 will not be “slow.”

Video time once again, and we’re looking at the phone’s camera features explained. 

Bauman liked working the P10, and says it can be a great tool for a pro photographer. 

Photographer Manfred Bauman is on stage to talk about the P10’s Leica camera.

A video about selfies highlights Huawei’s hardware and software selfie innovations for the P10 series.

Adaptive selfie: adjusts the angle of the selfie automatically as more people join the selfie. Hooray for improved group selfie.

Front-camera has F1.9 aperture, capture more light, outputs better low-light selfies. 

The P10 also improves the selfie. 

The obvious comparison is here. The P10 takes better portrait/bokeh pics than the iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei says.

Portrait Enhancement mode also included. Just in case the model’s face needs to be retouched while the photo is taken.

3D facial detection, also a feature of the Leica Style Portraiture.

It’s a portrait mode that lets you take professional portrait photos with your phone.

Leica Style Portraiture – you must love that name.

4K video support also included, in case you were wondering.

Huawei implies its P10 does DSLR-grade pics.

“Authentic monochrome photography with natural bokeh effect.”

Macro photography mode also a highlight of the camera. A laser on the back apparently makes it possible. 

Time for photo demos. I must say, great panoramas and low-light pics here.

The UI has also been updated for faster camera control (left to right swipes brings up more advanced menus).

Professional mode: ISO, Focus Mode, Exposure Mode, RAW output).

OIS, Huawei Hybrid Zoom (2x), fast focus.

Two sensors, 20-megapixel mono-chrome and 12-megapixel RGB sensor.

The P10 brings a Summilux lens (F1.8). 

Many people loved the P9 dual camera. 

“Breakthrough in smartphone camera experience.”

Time to talk about the Leica-style camera. 

That’s 7 colors for both versions, in case you were wondering.

We’re back to videos, this time they’re all about the colors of the P10 and P10 Plus.

We’re back to colors. The UI color palette will match the phone’s color. So if the phone is Greenery on the outside, the wallpaper will also be Greenery.

The display is water resistant, featuring a nano-coating layer.

That’s a 2K display, 500 nits brightness, 1,500:1 contrast ratio.

The P10 Plus is as big as the iPhone 7 Plus, but it has a huge 3,750 mAh battery. 

The phone is less than 7mm thick and has no camera bump. Yes, Huawei just called out the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 for their bumps.

Short taps, long presses, and swipes. That’s what you can expect from the fingerprint sensor.

The sensor also acts as a trackpad that will replace the default Android navigation buttons. 

The fingerprint sensor is placed under the glass.

The screen is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 glass that “blends” with the metal. 

On to specs. 

Oh yes, that intro was worth it. The P10 and P10 Plus will be available in green and blue. And the Greenery version is certainly looking great.

Crowd is cheering for the Pantone execs who’re responsible for the new colors.

If, on the other hand, you love phones, and you want to learn more things about the P10 and P10 Plus, then you just have to sit and wait until we’re done with colors, their significance, and how the consumer perceives them.

I can’t possibly capture the true magnificence of blue, or green, as described by the Pantone exec. If you love colors, this is the kind of presentation you want. Too bad there’s no live stream for it.

The sky and the cosmos are blue. But then food is green. 

I wonder which would win in a duel, Blue or Greenery. 

“Dazzling Blue” and the “Omnipresence of Blue.”

You know what follows green, don’t you? Blue.

We’re now talking about the importance of color of a product for the buyer.

Green is good for us. Hear that, kids? 

We’ve been talking about green for too much that I’d care to admit. It’s not that I don’t agree with Greenery, and the sense of Greenery. 

Greenery – “Symbolic of new beginnings.”

Yes, not even kidding here. Greenery is apparently the name of a color. And this is somehow important for a mobile phone like the P10.

Color of the year 2017 is Pantone’s Greenery. 

Leatrice Eiseman, the CEO of Pantone Color Institute is on stage to talk about color.

Huawei partnered with the Pantone Color Institute for better color.

“Color is the first thing your remember and the last thing you forget.” 

Rose and Prestige Gold, for example. 

A bunch of colors, including black, gold, pink, and grey. They’ll have crazy color names just like the G6. 

The P10 features “Hyper Diamond-Cut Finishing.” It won’t scratch like Jet Black. And it won’t have any fingerprint smudges.

“Leading Metal Craftmanship.” Huawei has a great opinion about its industrial design.

“The Leica Style Portraiture” is the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus’ main attraction. 

A lot of changes here. 

“Change your view” the artsy clip says. “Change your angle.”

Video time, and it’s all about the Leica dual cameras on the back of the phone.

The P-series is supposed to bring “The New Cosmopolitan” life style. 

The P-series is one of the best series in the world, Yu said.

Richard Yu, Huawei CEO, is on stage to introduce the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus.

(Bad Wi-Fi continues, folks, which means no pics for you.)

And it started. Huawei is about to reinvent the P9.

I’m sitting on the floor that’s how big the crowd is. 

This place is packed like I wouldn’t have imagined.

After what felt like the longest wait ever I’m finally in.

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