Huawei Mate 10 Pro With Dual Cameras Leaked Ahead Of Its Launch
Even though Google’s new Pixel 2 lineup has been dominating the rumours ever since Apple unveiled its 2017 iPhone lineup, Huawei’s Mate 10 smartphones have been grabbing headlines. The Mate 10 lineup is scheduled to be announced on 16th October in Munich. A prolific leaker had given us a glimpse of what the Mate 10 Pro would look like, come October 16th.
It seems like the bezel-less display trend has finally caught up with Huawei as the leaks show minimal bezels around the display of the Mate 10 Pro. There is a forehead and chin to the phone but the design looks edge-to-edge as the side bezels are almost invisible. The colour variants shown in the tweet are also interesting. The three colours are grey, blue and what looks like brown. There is a dual-tone colour scheme at the back with the vertically placed dual-cameras sitting in a slightly different coloured strip. The tipster also claims the phone will be launched in a limited Porsche Design edition with a burnished finish.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2017
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be powered by Kirin 970 chipset, which was unveiled at the IFA 2017 in Berlin by Huawei. The smartphone is expected to be powered by a 4000 mAh battery and run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The smartphone will have 6GB of RAM, and 64GB and 128GB onboard storage variants. The phone is also expected to be IP68 certified water and dust resistant.
The Leica branded dual camera setup at the back is said to consist of 12MP and 20MP sensors with an f/1.6 aperture and OIS. On the front, the smartphone is expected to have an 8MP camera.
Huawei boasted about the Kirin 970 chipset at the time of its unveiling and interestingly said that it has a neural transmitter, same as the A11 Bionic chipset found in the iPhone 8 and Phone X. Huawei went ahead and teased the launch of the “real AI smartphone” right after Apple’s September 12th event. It is believed that Huawei was referring to the Mate 10 Pro in that teaser.
At the IFA 2017, Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Group said, “The NPU present inside the Kirin 970 chipset can think and actively work to provide you the best user experience, whereas other A.I. assistance like Google Assistant only works reactively.” The new chipset will also mean better battery life as Huawei suggests that it is “50 times more efficient than an average CPU.” Huawei being telecommunications giant has introduced new features in the Kirin 970 such as the Cat 18 compatibility, which means it can reach download speeds up to 1.2GB per second.
The AI capabilities of the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro make it an exciting prospect and the phone is also expected to be launched with a premium price tag to compete with the likes of Galaxy Note8, iPhone X and the yet to be launched Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.