Huawei has teased the launch of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10. The company teased the launch at its IFA Berlin event. The Huawei Mate 10, along with its pro variant, are expected to be launched on October 16. Both the smartphones will be powered by the company’s latest Kirin 970 chipset which Huawei revealed at IFA. Details of the Huawei Mate 10 have not been revealed officially, however, the company teased a bezel-less smartphone during IFA. Whether the smartphone flaunts a similar screen to body ratio as the Xiaomi Mi Mix or the Galaxy Note 8, remains unknown.
The Huawei Mate 10 is rumoured to sport a screen size of 6-Inches. It will most definitely be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset and is likely to sport a dual rear camera setup. As the name suggests, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is most likely to be a souped-up variant of the Mate 10.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Richard Yu, the Chief of Huawei's Consumer Division confirmed the smartphone will offer longer battery life, quicker charging speed and improved photography features to compete with the upcoming Apple iPhone 8.
Both the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro were powered by the same Kirin 960 chip, however, the Mate 9 sported a FHD display, whereas the Pro variant sported a higher QHD resolution, curved display and came in another variant with more RAM and internal storage.
Both the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro are likely to sport the same chip, the Kirin 970. The SoC was highlighted for its AI capabilities, which the company refers to as the Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The AI facilitates for faster offline data processing and is supposed to enable the Mate 10 to achieve faster data transfer capabilities of up to 1.2Gbps and offer concurrent dual-SIM 4G support. The company also said that due to the AI housed inside the chip itself, it can process data and light signals much faster and in a much more intelligent manner. You can read all the details of the Kirin 970 chipset here