Huawei Mate 10, which is the company’s next flagship phablet, will be unveiled in October and fans are already on tenterhooks to see what the next iteration of the phablet brings in. And, if rumours are to be believed, then the world may just have got the first glimpse of the Huawei Mate 10. The images, which are stills captured from a concept video made by a designer, give a fair idea as to what the final design will look like. The purported images of the Mate 10 surfaced on China’s tech based social media platform Weibo.
Earlier in July, the chief of Huawei's consumer division, Richard Yu, confirmed one design aspect in an interview stating that the Huawei Mate 10 will come with a full-screen display, which basically means it would sport an extremely thin bezel. Basing off of that statement, the leaked images show a massive 6.1-inch bezel-less display with Quad HD resolution. The uni-body brushed metal clad design is equipped with a dual camera setup visible in the pictures which show the back of the phone. The complete design is very reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy S8 as both devices sport extremely thin top and bottom bezels with a full-face display. If the rendered images of the phablet are indeed accurate, then this would be the first time Huawei comes out with a device having an edge-to-edge display.
Design aside, other rumours regarding specifications have also surfaced. The dual-camera setup is rumoured to feature a Leica lens, dual LED flash and have provisions for optical image stabilization (OIS). The fingerprint sensor will probably be positioned below the main camera as the device design had no signs of a Home button on the front screen. Since the top of the Mate 10 is not visible in the images, it is not possible to ascertain whether or not it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack port. However, a USB Type-C port on the bottom and two speakers beside it are confirmed.
Under the hood, the Huawei Mate 10 is said to pack a punch with a Kirin 970 processor. It will have 6GB of RAM and up to 64GB of expandable storage. The phablet is rumoured to be powered by a 4000+ mAh battery and run on Android Nougat. The rumours about camera setup and battery power are consistent with Richard Yu’s July interview where, apart from display specifications, he also mentioned that the new phablet would have "longer battery life" along with a "quicker charging speed, better-photographing capability".
The Huawei Mate 10 is said to be priced at over $1,000 marking it as one of Huawei’s most expensive devices.