Huawei Mate 10 could feature borderless display, tipped to launch in October

Huawei could soon join the league of bezel-less smartphones, which is currently dominated by LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi

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Highlights

    • Huawei Mate 10 could feature a bezel-less display
    • The phone is said to arrive in October 2017
    • It could feature 10nm HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC

Huawei will unveil the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone featuring a borderless display, according to the report published by Chinese website Yesky. If that is true, Huawei could soon be unveiling the successor to Mate 9 in the form of Huawei Mate 10, the company’s first smartphone to flaunt a borderless design. The Mate lineup is best-known for offering high-end specifications, and this could be the reason why Huawei must be eyeing bezel-less space as far as the next flagship smartphone is concerned. If the rumours are true, Huawei could soon join the league of bezel-less smartphones, which is currently dominated by companies like LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi.

Huawei is said to have partnered with Japan Display Inc., which could mass produce a bezel-less display. It is the same firm which recently announced mass production of Full QHD Active Display. Although it remains to be seen if Huawei will opt for the similar 18:9 aspect ratio like Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, the report says Mate 9 will opt for the similar aspect ratio on a 6-inch display featuring 2160 x 18080 pixels resolution. The report further states that Huawei Mate 10 could arrive sometime in October this year.

Image: Huawei Mate 9 Lite
Image: Huawei Mate 9 Lite

Further, a 10nm HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC is said to power Huawei Mate 10, which if turned out be true, could offer top-notch performance much like Snapdragon 835. The device is also tipped to flaunt a 3D sensing dual camera unit with some Augmented Reality (AR) features.

Meanwhile, Sony is also apparently planning to introduce a bezel-less smartphone by opting for JDI’s Full QHD Active Display, which makes sense given that Sony partially owns JDI. If everything goes as per the plan, Sony could announce the company’s first bezel-less smartphone at the upcoming IFA trade show in Berlin.