New Huawei Mate 10 renders surface
Huawei itself teased us last month by showing off all of its handsets that featured a dual-camera setup. All of the models had already been released except for the one that had an October 16th unveiling date listed; this is the Huawei Mate 10. The excitement is building for the Mate 10, thanks to the home grown Kirin 970 SoC that will power the phone. Built using the 10nm process, the octa-core CPU utilizes the bigLITTLE architecture with four powerful Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores to handle light housekeeping.
Besides supporting clock speeds up to 2.8GHz, the Mali-G71 MP8 GPU and LPDDR4 RAM at 1866MHz, the Kirin 970 chipset will also include dedicated AI capabilities. The chip also works well with dual camera systems that employ one RGB sensor, and one that shoots in monochrome. Huawei has used this combination before, so we expect to see it again on the Mate 10.
Today, some renders of the device were posted online, and even though we have seen images of the phone before, it doesn't hurt to get additional looks of the device. The handset will be unveiled on October 16th and is said to employ an embedded fingerprint scanner in the home button. The screen will measure 5.9-inches, and yes Virginia, it will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also carries a Type-C USB port, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage.
Huawei has a goal. It wants to surpass Samsung and Apple to become the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. During the second quarter, only 2.5 million handsets separated Apple's smartphone shipments from Huawei's total. The latter is counting on a strong performance later this year by the Mate 10, in an attempt to cut into that gap even more.