Huawei will hold a special press conference on Monday next week unveiling their newest handset. Some leaks have surfaced around the details of the latest model but the hype is still strong for what they are coining as the “Real AI Phone” as a not-so-subtle jab at Apple before the official launch on 16th of October.
Rumours and leaks have been hard to come by for the Mate 10, and despite the launch being so soon, details have only been slowly released and teased out over the Huawei social media channels and at previous conferences.
The latest leaks come straight from Chinese stores before the release with a list of specifications for new model.
Credit @Daimoi on Weibo for snapping this picture from a Chinese store
For those that can’t read blurry Mandarin (cheers Daimoi from Weibo), the bullet points read the following;
- 6.2-inch screen
- 2160 x 1080 display
- Dual-lens rear camera with a 23 megapixel sensor and 20 megapixel one
- 4000mAh battery
- Kirin 970 chipset
These specifications do differ slightly from the previous leaks, the screen size in particular has been previously reported as 6 inches, so it will be interesting to see if this display is accurate.
The camera specifications is a massive improvement on the Mate 9 which had 20MP and 12MP dual camera sensors on the rear.
The battery is the same size as the Mate 9 which was already larger than the average smartphone and significantly bigger than the leading flagships. How this translates into talk time remains to be seen.
The Kirin 970 Chipset has been confirmed and makes up a lot of their claims that the Huawei is going to be a leading AI smartphone. The details around the AI have been kept closely under wraps, but Huawei are expecting to compete directly with Samsung, Google and Apple with their own AI personal assistant that they are hyping up.
Either way, we are excited for the latest handset out of Huawei, and if the price point is competitive this could be a legitimate contender as the first Chinese phone to break into the mainstream in the UK.