Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro allegedly leak in official renders


The Huawei Mate 10 series has thus far proven to be quite the head-scratcher: so far we've heard of at least three different models — Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite — but there is allegedly a fourth one (code name Marcel) as well, though we know next to nothing about it. And to further complicate the matter, the Mate 10 Lite seems to have already been made official under a completely different name, even though the series' launch event is set for October 16.

And while this leaves plenty of room for potential leaks of the series, we've yet to see any actual images of the 10 and 10 Pro — until now, that is. French website Les Numeriques claims to have obtained a set of leaked promotional images (which to us look like screencaps from an introduction video) of the duo, complete with some key specifications.

Design-wise, things look pretty similar to what older leaks suggested: the Mate 10 will feature a large, 16:9 screen that's curved at the edges but has no rounded corners, while its larger Pro sibling will go for a slimmer 18:9 aspect ratio instead. Below them you'll find either a front-facing fingerprint scanner on the Mate 10, or Huawei's logo on the Mate 10 Pro.


On the back you'll find the dual-camera system on both devices, with the Pro sporting a fingerprint sensor right below it. One design detail we haven't seen before is the thick strip surrounding the camera on the Pro, similarly to the one found on the P10. It's worth noting, however, that the regular Mate 10 may also have this: the only rear shot we have seems to be pulled from a fancy demonstration of the device being "assembled" (note the shrink-wrapped coating and the lack of flash and autofocus laser).

The images also show the devices will come equipped with a Kirin 970 SoC and will sport a 4,000 mAh battery, while the cameras will sport a f/1.6 aperture, the "largest aperture on smartphone" (but not the first, mind you). Also, at least the regular Mate 10 will come with an IP67 certification, though we imagine this will be the case with the Pro variant as well.


However, the focus seems to be on the AI, with an ominous message reading "the singularity is near," as well as the promise of AI-powered photo assistant and real-time camera translation with no need to connect to the internet (among others, presumably).

But while this looks very much like the real deal, we should mention a couple of weak points: for example, there's the horrendous misuse of the English language ("Image translate-no need internet"), as well as the occasional blurred text. Also, one of the images includes the default wallpaper on the Mate 9, which is highly unlikely to be there in an official introduction. Still, these could easily be explained by the images being from an unfinished version of an introduction video, so for now we advise for cautious optimism.


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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
Mate 10
  • Display 5.9" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

you said "allegedly leak" so why do you question the english in the promos? it might just be fake.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Holy Jesus!!!!!! if this is true then this is the android phone I'm getting. F*CK!!!!!!!!!!

9. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

BS! You said that about the S8, then the U 11, the Note 8, then the V30, now this, next is the Pixel 2. We all know you have no interest in anything but iPhones.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

except it looks different from what they're portraying here. Otherwise, this is it for me. I didn't get the note 8 because it wasn't exciting for me, the V30 was nice but I have changed my mind because it isn't exciting enough. I never said I'd get the U11 or S8 lol. Although one thing is certain, if I get none of these from this year, I'd definitely get the Galaxy S9 (if it has dual speakers and dual cameras) cause design is already up there tbh.

15. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Then maybe wait a week or 2 after a phones announcement before saying "THIS IS THE ONE!"

2. S4NDY

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

beautiful and much more innovative than iphoneX

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Pretty much every flagship this year has been more “innovative” than the iPhone X. Kinda disappointed.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4201; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hmmm... They aren't copying hard enough... They need a black blob covering the screen...

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Ugly. 7 months old G6&S8 are looking better

6. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Huh? lol

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

4000mah battery alone can easily smashed iphones and galaxies, and I'm not even comparing the price

8. terhesg

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Can't wait for it to be announced. I'm literally praying for a QHD screen and dual OIS then I won't buy the iPhone X :) S8 is really good, but the battery is s**tty, and as with all my phone I'm bored with it after 5 months, need a new toy :P

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

What a good year to buy a phone!

12. dragon09

Posts: 5; Member since: May 08, 2015

beautiful and powerful :)

14. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Why is every phone design now going for the protruding camera lens ring look? Doesn't matter how thick the phone is, they think it accentuates the camera but it's stupid and ugly as hell!

16. Beijendorf unregistered

Those elevated rings protect the camera glass from scratches and impacts.

17. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Dam that's a sexy beast

18. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wasn’t it so hard? Nice to see a Chinese manufacturer come with a truly original design. Looks real sharp too... I like it.

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