Huawei has geared up to launch its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed Mate 10. The company has reportedly started sending out press invites for a launch event scheduled for October 16 in Munich, Germany. The invite email teases the device by saying “meet the device worth waiting for” along with with the number 10 layered in the background, hinting the arrival of Huawei’s most-awaited flagship smartphone.
The Huawei Mate 10 will succeed last year’s Huawei Mate 9, which announced back in November 2016. That being said, Huawei is all set to refresh its flagship lineup almost a year after unveiling the earlier Mate 9 flagship smartphone, as expected. The Huawei Mate 9 costs somewhere around $495, which isn’t bad considering its specifications.
From past several weeks, Huawei has been teasing the arrival of its upcoming smartphone on its social media channels. According to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, the phone will not only come with bezel-less display, longer battery life than its predecessor, but also powerful hardware, which is likely to be on par with the existing flagship smartphones available out there.
According to rumoured specifications of the Huawei Mate 10, it will sport a 6.1-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen featuring 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, similar to Samsung Galaxy S8 (Review) and LG G6 (Review). This way, Huawei could be ditching the LCD panel employed on last year’s Mate 9.
Some the previously leaked renders suggest the Huawei Mate 10 is likely doing away with the 3.5mm headphone jack and instead relying on a USB Type-C port. Other rumoured specs suggest the inclusion of Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, which is expected to be on par with Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 835 SoC. The device is said to offer Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box in addition to an AI assistant, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage.