Huawei is expected to officially launch the Mate 10 alongside the Mate 10 Pro and perhaps Mate 10 Porsche Edition later today while it will debut in China on October 20. The Mate 10 series have had quite a lot of hype surrounding its launch. The is mainly as a result of the AI-capable Kirin 970 chip which would fire up the device. Sure, we’d love to see how the AI works since Huawei touts it to be more than a voice assistant. Ahead of the launch, the real shots of the Huawei Mate 10 have leaked, captured from all sides, with the packaging box inclusive.
Interestingly, we have seen quite a number of leaked photos of the Mate 10 Pro but the Mate 10 has been quite rare in leaks. But from the look of things, both models will have little differences between them. The major difference is expected to be the Mate 10 Pro’s curved edge design. The screen resolution may be another point of difference as the Mate 10 is listed with a Full HD resolution while the Mate 10 Pro is expected with a Quad HD (1440 x 2880 pixels) display and a more classic 16:9 screen aspect ratio. The Mate 10 seems to also have a curved edge design at the back which is made of glass. The rear camera bump looks like that seen on the Mate 10 pro with a reduced bump. The camera is a dual camera setup aligned vertically with the LED flash by its side. The front view shows the device will feature ultra-thin bezels at the chin and would come with a high screen-to-body ratio.
Specs wise, the Huawei Mate 10 is expected to have a 5.9-inch display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution and would be powered by a Kirin 970 chip, which is Huawei’s first 10nm chip and one with AI capabilities. One of the photos shows that what we have here is the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version. Interestingly, it is listed as running EMUI 8 based on Android 8 Oreo but we are actually expecting EMUI 6 as the next version of Huawei customised Android skin. The Mate 10 packs a Leica-branded camera setup which is still a 12MP main sensor teaming up with a 20MP monochrome sensor just like was featured on the Mate 9 and Huawei P10.