Huawei confirms 4,000 mAh battery for its Mate 10 flagship


We're less than two weeks away from Huawei's big unveiling event and the Chinese company has picked up the pace concerning teasers. The Mate 10, and possibly all its other models, are going to be almost similarly specced, so there will be a couple of differences.

However, the battery might not be one of the components that will be different depending on the model. We suspect the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will come with the same battery inside, but we have yet to confirm the information.

What we do know for certain is the fact that Huawei has decided to include a 4,000 mAh battery inside the Mate 10. The Chinese smartphone company has just published another teaser that confirms the 4,000 mAh battery for the Mate 10.

Unfortunately, the message accompanying the GIF isn't that encouraging: “That feeling when your battery lasts all day on a single charge. Huawei Mate 10 coming October 16, 2017.” Well, one day of use for a phablet with a 4,000 mAh battery is not at all impressive.

In any case, we now know that the Huawei Mate 10 comes with the same 4,000 mAh battery that's included with the predecessor. And we'll see about that battery life after we actually test the smartphone.

source: Huawei (Twitter)

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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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20 Comments

1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Hory shet that's always good news.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

just keeps getting better and better..

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Just like your IPhone X that lacks 3/4 of the features you predicted....

20. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

oh yeah baby...

4. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

although I hoped to see bigger battery but it still better than the others

5. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Apple and Samsung, please take "note". You batteries by now on a large phone should be very close too 4000 or over in the case of Samsung. Get it together guys. These OEM's are charging far less cost for phones with good things to offer. Bells and whistles are OK, but let's deal with substance first.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree with most of what you said (especially about the batteries), but your comment about the price doesn't fit in this case. The Mate 10 versions are expected to start at over $800 & go past $1000. Same prices as any Apple or Samsung flagship phone.

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I got a S8 a week ago and it's battery has been the best out of any smartphone I've used. Charged it to 100 percent at 9 in the morning and didn't need to charge it again until midnight. That included watching YouTube videos with full resolution at 50 percent brightness and power saving mode turned off. You can tell the difference in efficiency from the SD820 to the 835

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2263; Member since: May 04, 2015

The Mate 9 battery life was below par for a 1080P device with 4000mah. My P10 has a 3200mah battery, 1080P and a 5.1 inch screen and the battery life isn't that great but standby is excellent. I wouldn't get too excited. My Xiaomi battery life with 4000mah is extraordinary with similar software optimizations available as emui. So I can only conclude that the Kirin chip isn't very efficient.

21. Furbal unregistered

P10 plus and P10 battery life is terrible for the battery size. My p10 plus battery life is terrible.

25. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Anandtech has an article comparing power draw. The 960 was tuned for performance over efficiency as their chart showed high power draw compared to predecessors and competing chips.

30. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

ITS kirin gpu, anandtech did test it, it consume more than 9 watts which is horrible, for comparison adreno consume 2 to 3 watts in same test. check here. https://www.anandtech.com/show/11088/hisilicon-kirin-960-performance-and-power/5

13. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

2017 is the year of small bezels. Let's hope 2018 is the year of big batteries.

15. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If processors are efficient then there won't be a need for huge batteries. Plus, everyone will just cry for even bigger batteries the following year

16. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Very exaggerated. Always is with Chinese phones. It’s more mike 3000mah. Just like all the import battery packs.

18. TheOracle1

Posts: 2263; Member since: May 04, 2015

Maybe true for the lesser Chinese oem's but not for the likes of Xiaomi, zte, huawei, Oppo, Vivo etc. Then again you've probably never even owned one of the phones I just mentioned.

17. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Good news, that will be my next phone if is released in the US.

19. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I have the Chinese Mate 9 and if I'm not on it all the time, it will last 2 days. If I'm on it all day long it will still last all day. I'm happy with that. I can charge it in the morning while I shower and it is done by the time I'm ready for work. The quick charge works well. 30 minutes or less of charging gives me a day of juice. I'm hoping that the Mate 10 will be even better. But, even if it is the same I'm a happy camper. I really like the EMUI skin on Huaweis as well. I have the P9 as well. And their tablet. I like that it is so customizable. I also like that they have the pressure sensitive screens. But for this article, I'll stick to batteries. haha I like them.

26. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Completely agree. The funny thing with emui, funtouch and miui is that all these amazing features that nougat and oreo are including, these os have incorporated years ago.

22. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Mate2, 4050mAH Mate8, 4000mAH Mate9, 4000mAH I've had all 3, and the reason I stick with them. GREAT battery life, stable OS.

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