We’ve seen a lot of flagships launch this year, however, there are still a few to come. We already know that the Huawei Mate 10 will launch on October 16. Now, thanks to Compareraja and OnLeaks, we can also get a fairly accurate image of what the handset will look like. The renders are based on CAD drawings. It’s not the first time OnLeaks shared renders like this, and they usually get it right. It’s safe to assume that this will be the case this time around too. Maybe the final product will not be exactly like the one in the renders, but it definitely will be pretty close.
As you can see in the renders, the Huawei Mate 10 will not have a fingerprint sensor on the back. The upcoming model will take this feature to the front of the handset, just under the screen. This will definitely steer some complaints from fans of the company who already got used to the fingerprint sensor being on the back of the handset. However, they will probably get over it soon. Also, it’s not quite clear whether the fingerprint sensor will double as a home button or not.
Just like the majority of flagship smartphone nowadays, the Huawei Mate 10 will have an edge- to- edge screen. Unfortunately, it seems that Huawei kept the rather thick top and bottom bezels. The renders also suggest that the Huawei Mate 10 will adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio we’ve seen in the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 this year, among others. This results in a rather tall and narrow handset. This way, the device is easy to use single- handed, even if it has a large display. According to the leaks, the handset will measure 150.2 x 77.5 mm, and it will be 8.4 mm thick. Also, the dual rear camera will protrude an extra 0.5 mm.
Another change in the design consists of the glass back. This change will probably be welcome by some and dreaded by others. Apart from the new aspect ratio, the glass back, and the fingerprint sensor on the front, there are no notable changes in the design of the Huawei Mate handset. Naturally, the new model will be more powerful than its predecessor and will run a newer version of Android. The smartphone will come with a Kirin 970 chipset and will offer fast charging capabilities. Also, according to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, the Mate 10 will ensure a longer battery life.
If the images prove to be accurate, the Huawei Mate 10 will maintain the 3.5mm audio jack and the USB Type- C connector. The smartphone will most likely include 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. As for the price of the upcoming handset, it will probably be at least as high as the one of the Huawei Mate 9. It could even go a little higher. The price of the Mate 9 was $599, so a $600- $650 price tag seems to be accurate for the Mate 10.