Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro front panel shows a 17:9 display with no rounded corners


Think of any device released in the past year or so that has one of those fancy new "bezel-less" designs — notice the one thing they all have in common? All of them — the Mi MIX, the G6, the S8, the Note 8, the V30, etc. — have the edges of their displays rounded off. This is a purely aesthetic choice (even though LG really wants you to think otherwise), and helps reduce the initial shock of the extra tall aspect ratio.

So when news first broke out that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature its own take on the full-screen design philosophy, we pretty much automatically jumped to the conclusion that Huawei will be jumping on this trend. And yet here we are today with an alleged leak of the device's front panel, perfect 90-degree angles and all.


Just as previously suggested, the front panel features no fingerprint scanner, and instead retains the Huawei logo placement of the Mate 9. Also notable is the aspect ratio, which is nothing we've seen on a phone before: 17:9 (correction: the Xiaomi Mi MIX actually uses the same aspect ratio). This is taller than the classic 16:9, but shorter than LG's 2:1 and Samsung's 18.5:9, though whether this is a good thing remains to be seen. The two photos also show the device in two colors: brown and blue.

Do note, however, that the Mate 10 Pro is a different phone from the Mate 10, which we've already seen in CAD-based renders. However, they will reportedly share a large amount of their internals, including the brand-new Kirin 970 chipset with enhanced AI capabilities.

The Huawei Mate 10 series will debut on October 16, which is still more than a month away from now — so we have a fair amount of time for better leaks than the above. But if you want to read up on all the info we've got on the devices so far, check out our rumor review.

source: Weibo via Slashleaks

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17 Comments

1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It must be 18:9 17:9 is Lit

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So where is the home button that was leaked with the CAD drawing a few days ago? I call bulls**t tbh.. This is probably the mate 9!

11. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

The CAD shown a few days ago is for the Mate 10 Standard. There's reportedly going to be a Mate 10 and a Mate 10 Pro. The latter will be their interpretation of a full screen display

2. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hate 18:9 displays because it make the phone lools ugly and so tall!! but this 17:9 looks better than 18:9 ! anyway I still prefer 16:9 displays !!

13. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Aesthetics are definitely a personal preference, as I much prefer the 18:9 look with slim/non existent bezels personally. To each their own in that regard i guess, as there is no wrong or right when it comes to preference, but that's also besides the point entirely. There is another reason the 18:9 form factor is becoming widely adopted, beyond the obvious of shrinking bezels. The move from 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio was dictated primarily by the film industry, which started using new "widescreen" cameras that record video in 16:9, so it caused TVs and all screens to slowly become wider and adopt the 16:9 form factor to accommodate the new video standard. We all remember watching widescreen movies with the black bars on our 4:3 TVs before widescreen TVs became the new standard. Now, Hollywood has been slowly moving to use new, higher detail video formats, in even wider aspect ratios (eg. Dunkirk is shot in a 1.9:1 ratio) and has been transitioning slowly to a 2:1 standard industry wide for the better part of a decade (most new theatres have 2.4:1 screens). This means that sooner or later, 18:9, or 2:1 aspect ratio, will be on all our devices, from TV's, computer monitors, and starting with our phones, which have the biggest reason to jump early as it allows for more screen in a pocket friendly device. Like it or not, 2:1 is where the industry is moving to, and phones are just the first consumer devices that see the benefit in jumping right now as opposed to 5 years down the road. Out TVs will soon follow.

15. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I don't think so and I don't want to use it too !! 18:9 is very bad thing !! look on Huwaei Mate 10 pictures and Galaxy Note 8 ! Note 8 looks so ugly and tall! this is because 18:9 display ! Phone has a display more than 6 inches it shouldn't be slim and 18:9 display because already you can't use it in in 1 hand! you will need another hand!

17. bloodless

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I completely agree. When the entire entertainment industry adopts a 2:1 standard, which then drives the production of televisions to be 2:1 (our expensive 4K TV's).....then, and only then will it be time for smartphones to follow suit. Quite simply it is backwards for phones to force this uncommon aspect ratio on consumers before the industry has even created a need for it. I do not like the idea of having black pillars surrounding all 16:9 content, or force fitting and stretching things to fill the screen constantly because next to nothing is in that format. 3D was a fad that died and so is 18:9. 18:9 is not ready yet for Mass consumption.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

17:9 is very interesting, it allows 16:9 video + controls/software buttons on the side, and it does not make the phone overly tall.

4. foreverNOOB

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Original Mi Mix was also 17:9 ratio, so that's something we've seen before.

5. Kaloyan.C

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Huh, for whatever reason I thought it had an 18:9 screen. Thanks for pointing it out!

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

No rounded corners. Thats great!

10. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Yesss, 100% agree with this

8. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

unnecessary ugly front logo, average joe thinks you're using a cheap Chinese knock off

9. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Very much excited to see this come to light. If they manage to put a 5.7'-6.0' inch screen in a body that feels as compact as the S8/LG 6 or even slimmer than the V30, then consider me sold. I love my S8 but have always preferred metal over glass and would be willing to sell/trade for the Mate 10 Pro should it turn out to have similar dimensions to the phones listed above. Couldn't get into the S8+ and the Note 8, just way too tall for my comfort.

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Interesting! Much more stylish than the uninspiring look of the CAD drawing.

14. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

I'm happy, I hate rounded corners!

16. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

me too

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