After the first clear press render of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, an alleged render of the Mate 10 has been leaked online, showing it side-by-side with its predecessor. As you can tell from the render, the Mate 10 appears to be almost identical to the Mate 10 Pro from the back. When compared to the Mate 9, it is obviously very different, although both feature a dual-camera setup with the two sensors laid vertically.
Thanks to an 18:9 aspect display on the front, we can see that the Mate 10 is narrower than its predecessor, which features a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. Another key difference is that the Mate 10 sports a glass back as compared to the metal back on the Mate 9. The fingerprint sensor, however, is placed in the same location, right below the two camera sensors.
The Mate 10 will be powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 SoC, a major improvement over the Kirin 960 from last year. Huawei recently released a teaser for its upcoming Mate 10, claiming that it is more than just a smartphone. Quite clearly, the company is teasing the advanced AI capabilities of the Kirin 970 SoC. Similar to what Apple has done with the iPhone X and its A11 Bionic chipset, we expect the Mate 10 to boast a few advanced features such as facial recognition, AR as well 3D sensing capabilities. The display size is yet to be confirmed, although rumors suggest it could sport a 5.9-inch sized display with Full HD+ resolution. The more expensive Mate 10 Pro is expected to sport a Quad HD+ resolution, similar to LG’s G6 and V30 smartphones.
Huawei will be unveiling the Mate 10 family at a big media event on the 16th of this month in Munich, Germany. It is being speculated that the Mate 10 Pro will be the company’s most expensive flagship smartphone yet, with European pricing tipped to at EUR 940.