Huawei promises the Huawei’s Mate 10 will be better than the new iPhone
In the report, which went online yesterday, Richard Yu, the chief of Huawei’s consumer division briefly discussed Huawei’s next flagship phablet will be called Mate 10 and how it would compete with Apple’s upcoming 10th anniversary iPhone. He also said it would come with a “full-screen display”, which we take to mean “near bezel-less”, joining the defining trend of 2017 in the smartphone world.
Huawei, the third largest smartphone brand in the world, aims to ship as many as 150 million smartphones in 2017. Yu also outlined the company’s plans to exit the low-end device segment where it doesn’t earn much in terms of margin. “We are giving up the very low-end devices because the margin in this is extremely low, and it’s not making enough profit for us,” Yu told Bloomberg.
Huawei’s Mate 10 has been rumored to debut with an edge-to-edge display, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s G6 smartphones. It is also expected to get the new Kirin 970 chipset based on 10nm architecture, but Yu didn’t mention anything about the smartphone’s processing power.
The Huawei Mate 10’s official specs remain a mystery, but According to a report, The Mate 10 will likely boast a metal body with plastic inserts for antennas, like the Mate 9. It’s expected to sport a 2.5D Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) curved screen — an upgrade from the previous generation’s HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) display — and up to 8GB of RAM.
The Mate 10 could have a beast of a mobile processor, new Huawei’s Kirin 970, an eight-core, 64-bit chip made on a 10nm FinFet+ process that comprises four Cortex-A73 high-speed cores (up to 3GHz), four low-power Cortex-A53 cores (up to 1.8GHz), and an i6 co-processor that juggles sensor data. A paired chip, the eight-core ARM Mali-G71 MP8, will reportedly supply graphics muscle.
According to a report, the Mate 10 will feature dual rear cameras in the form of a 16MP RGB sensor (up from the Mate 9’s 12MP) and a 23MP monochrome sensor (up from 20MP), both with apertures of f/2.0, phase and laser autofocus.
We’re expecting the Mate 10 will debut in this December. It’ll likely fall in line with the Mate series’ historical pricing — around $600 — but we’ll have to wait until later this year to find out for sure.