A Huawei Mate 10 is coming, here’s what it might look like

Huawei has an event scheduled to happen October 16 on international soil. The company is expected to reveal Mate 10, a flagship successor to last year’s Mate 9 smartphone. Earlier this week, a famous tipster shared a leaked render of the device, giving us an early glimpse of what it may entail.

Evan Blass, also known as evleaks, tweeted a render of what could be the all-new Mate 10 smartphone Huawei has been building. Mate 10 could come in a couple of variants with varying sizes (yet to be confirmed), though the unit pictured is said to be the main one that the Chinese manufacturer will launch.

From earlier reports, we know that the Mate 10 will be a lot like its predecessor, the Mate 9. It’s rumored to feature high-end specifications including 4GB or 6GB of RAM and a Kirin 970 processor. Huawei has also teased the Mate 10, saying that it will include AI abilities found in few other phones. However, this week’s leak has given us an idea of what to expect from the phone’s design language, which looks to feature some key changes over last year’s model.

In the image, we see the front side of the smartphone dressed up in Black. Short bezels are present on each the top and bottom as well as the handset’s sides, though the aspect ratio looks to be 16:9 as opposed to the supposed “upcoming” 18:9 size. As far as qualities go, the render appears to include a screen protector, if you look closely. There’s a front-facing camera in the top right corner of the phone, both software keys and a physical home button, with addition to side-mounted power and volume controls. We can also confirm the existence of NFC for some type of wireless payments (see in the notification area), perhaps Android Pay and the new Huawei Pay service, which we don’t yet know that much about.

Availability and pricing are yet to be confirmed. Given that Huawei is now the second largest global smartphone manufacturer, we could see this pop up in a few new places, but only time will tell. Pricing, like other Huawei devices, could be more than fair, a strategy Huawei has perfected to gain the likes of many in the past. We’ll update you with future leaks and info.

SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]

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