Leading Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has released yet another teaser for its upcoming Mate 10 flagship, revealing its battery capacity. The upcoming Mate 10 will pack a 4000mAh capacity battery, bigger than most other flagship phablets released this year. However, when compared to its predecessor, the Mate 10 will not be an upgrade as the Mate 9 too packs a 4000mAh capacity battery. That said, the combination of more efficient internals and Android 8.0 Oreo operating system should allow it to deliver slightly better overall stamina.
The bigger Mate 10 Pro will likely feature the same 4000mAh battery, but we do not have any confirmation regarding that just yet. One thing is for sure though, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro should be able to trump pretty much all other flagship smartphones in the battery life department. All other “big” flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and the Google Pixel 2 XL feature a smaller battery. Huawei is, in fact, claiming that the Mate 10 will provide all-day battery life on a single charge, which is slightly disappointing. That said, it might be possible that Huawei is referring to all-day battery life under heavy usage, in which case, it is perfectly acceptable.
The Huawei Mate 10 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Its bigger sibling, the Mate 10 Pro, will feature a higher-resolution 1440 x 2880 Quad HD+ display. Both smartphones will be powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 970 octa-core SoC, paired with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. At the rear, we expect to see a dual-camera setup utilizing dual f/1.6 aperture Leica branded lenses. While the resolution of the two sensors hasn’t been confirmed yet, rumors suggest it could be a 12MP + 20MP combo. So far, the only smartphone to offer an f/1.6 aperture lens was the LG V30. However, the V30 uses an f/1.6 aperture lens only for the primary sensor. Since the Mate 10 will have dual lenses with an f/1.6 aperture, we have high hopes for it in terms of low-light performance.
Huawei will unveil the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro flagships at its big event on the 16th of this month in Munich.