First Huawei Mate 10 Pro photos show off its glass back and tall display in action


Huawei has a whole bunch of Mate 10-branded devices on the horizon, but you'd be excused for only ever hearing about one of them, the Mate 10 Pro. With its tall, nearly bezel-less design, the Pro is the device that most closely follows 2017's biggest smartphone trend, so it's no surprise leakers are so focused on it.

But while we've seen both the promotional materials and the official renders, the classic in-hand potatocam shot has so far eluded us. But thanks to a user of Chinese social media Weibo, this has just changed:


Unfortunately, there aren't any big new reveals hidden in these photos (none that we can notice, anyway), though it is worth noting that the photo shows a slightly glossier exterior than expected. Or in other words, it appears that the back panel is made out of glass, just like on this year's P10.

The Mate 10 Pro is said to have a Quad HD (1440 x 2880 pixels) display, which looks to be its main differentiating characteristic from the regular Mate 10, which has a more classic 16:9 screen instead. On the rear, you'll find a dual-camera setup comprising of 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors, which will probably use Huawei's classic color/monochrome configuration.

But the biggest selling point for the series will be its focus on artificial intelligence (note the word AI on the leaked renders). The Kirin 970 chipset found inside the devices has a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), which will handle all AI tasks on the device. While we don't yet have a full understanding of what this will mean in practice, leaked press materials suggest stuff like AI-powered photo assistant and real-time camera translation with no need to connect to the internet.

In any case, we'll find out what all the buzz is about fairly soon: the official unveiling is scheduled for Monday, October 16th. We're expecting at least three models, the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite (which is already official under a different name), though there have been rumors of a fourth one (code name Marcel) as well.

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source: Weibo via Trendy Techz

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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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15 Comments

1. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww But its still a guess whether this is mate 10 or the Mate 10 pro. Mate 9 pro was a 5.5inch curved display.

15. S4NDY

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

this is the pro one,

2. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

It's a freakin' looker. damn it looks so good.

3. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

If its a glass back then it should support wireless charging. But Metal back are better for durability. I really wonder which is more important to consumers Durability or wireless charging??? To the tech experts I think wireless charging is more important. That's why not having a wireless charging feature is a con to them . These reviewers really dont represents the actual need of users. And to impress the reviewers Manufacturers bring feature that are less practical in everyday use while removing the useful ones ..

4. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Metal used on phones are nowdays very delicate and so gets scratched and chipped quickly.

6. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

It scratches more easily, because it's a softer material. But thanks to that it doesn't break on drop, like glass would. And if done right it doesn't bend or lose the coating either.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It doesn't break on drop, yeah, but it bends on drop... though, and that leaves an a crappy dent on the phone's chasis. So it ain't any better than breaking

12. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

It's still bad, yes. But a dent in metal is much better than broken glass, simply because it won't cut your hands. With glass you need a case. And a $900 phone should be durable enough by its own. So I'd call metal "good enough".

7. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

it is u don't see reflection of other white phone ? think it is mate 9

5. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Yay, another fingerprint magnet... no, thanks.

9. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This design is better than the Note 8 in almost every way.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO whatever

10. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Damn thats beautiful.

13. S4NDY

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

I don't need it, I don't need it.........I NEED IT!!!

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Looks way better in the renders than in that photo, maybe some cheap trash camera was used in taking the picture.

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