As each company starts to release bezel-less smartphones of their own, Huawei is the next to unveil their latest flagship called the Mate 10 on the 16th of October in Munich, Germany. The company recently confirmed the dates with a teaser that says “Stay Tuned for The Huawei Mate 10 Series Powered by Kirin 970”. The Mate 10 is the direct successor to the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone.
This means that we will most likely see more than just one Mate 10 smartphone with different screen sizes or versions. The screen bezels are clearly teased in the image above and there is no doubt that we may see something similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Rumor says that the display is expected to be 6-inch in size and the battery may be large in capacity. However, there isn’t any solid confirmation yet on the battery capacity.
Huawei also recently announced the Kirin 970 processor and the company claim that it’s the world’s fastest mobile SoC. It’s based on the 10nm fabrication process and features its own AI Neural Processing Unit, or simply called the NPU. The job of the NPU is to run all the AI-based tasks that the main processor is supposed to carry out, and it is stated that the NPU can deliver better performance than the CPU by 25 times.
The processor features 8-cores in which, four of them are the Cortex A73 for high-performance and the remaining four are based on the Cortex A53 for low-end tasks and power saving mode. The processor also brings support for HDR10 and 4K video encoder /decoder and also has support for the fast LPDDR4X type RAM and UFS 2.1 based storage. This means that the Mate 10 will likely pack about 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM.
The Huawei Mate 10 is said to feature Android 7.1.1 Nougat, however, Android 8.0 Oreo will mostly come as a future update. The OS is expected to be treated with Huawei’s custom skin called the Emotion UI 6.0, that’s apparently not been officially announced yet. It’s also obvious that Huawei will integrate a dual-lens camera setup as the primary shooter of the Huawei Mate 10, along with Leica branded lens and image software enhancements.
There is no word on the specifications of the front camera, and since the display features a bezel-less design, we are very curious on how and where will Huawei place the front-facing camera and sensors. All we can do for is wait for some leaked renders or for the official reveal by next month. For now, there isn't any word on the availability or pricing of the Huawei Mate 10 in the UAE.