Huawei teases us with first Mate 10 picture, confirms October 16 unveiling

Huawei's forthcoming flagship, the Mate 10 is still a few months away, but the Chinese company has already started to take a jab at the competition. The main rival, Samsung, has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, which is going to hit shelves in September.

The Mate 10, on the other hand, won't be available for purchase until October, as Huawei has just confirmed the phablet will be officially introduced on October 16.

Huawei Australia recently tweeted a picture of all its flagships that packs dual-camera setup. Obviously, that wouldn't be unusual unless the picture would also include a device that hasn't been announced yet, the Mate 10.

The phablet is the biggest of the four flagships shown in the image and comes with a nasty hashtag that suggests the Mate 10 is much better than any of Samsung's flagships: #beyondthegalaxy.

Even though we're also offered a glimpse at the Mate 10's rear side, it's the first picture of the phone that comes through official channels. The good news is more details about the phablet are likely to leak in the coming weeks, so stick around if you're a Huawei fan.

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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)



1. foreverNOOB

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Such a huge hype...i will wait and see if Mate 10 live up to the hype Huawei tease or not.

2. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

#beyond the galaxy? Seriously? Don't you think it's kinda too much to get your cheap low grade phone compared with the Galaxy line product? Just because your sale gains notably doesn't mean you have something to do with Samsung. Take NOTE! Be aware of your place, cheap brand NOWEI

4. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

If you tried any recent huawei phone, yes they are still a notch or two behind samsung but they do not feel cheap. I own a S8 btw. And i remember when samsung used to make fun of apple when they were still producing plastic phones that felt very cheap next to an iPhone as well.

13. Reus280

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Samsung phones, despite being plastic, had several notable features that were better than iphone (display, size, specs, etc.). They were also competing in the same market. However, huawei taking a swipe at samsung is just laughable. Most of their sales come strictly from China and the only thing they have an edge is with price. Maybe #beyondLG would be more appropriate for them.

17. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Don't touch LG please LOL !!

21. JexoKringe

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

perhaps #beyondOnePlus

5. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Exactly. I will never trust any chinese oems. Keep their copy cat phones to themselves

6. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I have a Mate 9 and S8+ and I like them both the same.

12. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

What the hell hallyu? You're spilling your garbage everywhere again! Stop being too salty with non samsung brands.

15. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Wow what an idiot. I love Samsung but you are certainly an idiot. The first thing, Huawei phones are certainly not cheap. They are better built than most of the phones out there. Even the $400 Honor 8 is better built than the Galaxy S7. Huawei's phones remains faster even after a year of usage and 90% storage consumption. Yes, Samsung has better cameras, S-Pen can't be competed by any competitor, it's a great productivity tool. Samsung's displays are better. But should Huawei not market it's phones? Every brand exaggerate about how great its phone is. Or should they say "hey we are launching a phone, it's not that great but you may buy one if you want to".

19. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Koreans will always trash on non korean products. So just ignore them. I've been using Samsung phones since my Iphone 4 and although I liked the tech in Samsung phones, their phones are buggy and sluggish as hell compared to the Iphone 4. Now I'm using a Nexus 6p after I had to return my Note 7 and the 6p is much less buggy and smoother than any of the Samsung phones I owned. I haven't used any Huawei phones yet but I would love to try them if they ever make it out of China. Huawei is not out of their mind wanting to compete with Samsung in China. They would be out of their mind if they are promoting their products being better than Apple's. This year, when the Iphone 8 releases, it's surely going to outsell the Note 8 and Mate 10 in China despite the Iphone 8 being probably 3x more expensive than the Mate 10. The Chinese have always held the Apple brand in much higher regards than Chinese and Korean brands and they are willing to pay the extra for Apple over domestic brands. Apple didn't do well in China lately because the past few Iphones were hardly changed from the previous years.

22. JexoKringe

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2017


20. vapotrini

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

Cheap low grade phone? lol. Clearly the words of someone who doesn't have a single clue of what they're talking about.

3. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

No flash?

7. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's a nice poke at Samsung. But I doubt if it will go beyond the galaxy in terms of sales.

11. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Its sales will not go beyond the galaxy series... Huawei is growing but they still have a long road to go. I wish Mate 10 will make it to the U.S. carriers this October... my wishful thinking

8. chenski

Posts: 783; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I like their Honor series better, high price to performance ratio

9. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The teaser makes the waiting more longer. 53 days more to wait.

10. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Didn't see flash lights?

14. airoid

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

It will be lit by galaxy stars .;

16. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Because it's not a real back. It is just a teaser that mate 10 also will have dual cameras and that they have doing it for more than two years

18. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Huawei is seriously stepping it up since the Mate9 which I loved. Excited to see how this one goes 'beyond'

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