There have been quite a number of rumours surrounding the Huawei Mate 10 over the past couple of weeks, and today, we managed to speak with Bruce Lee – the vice president of Huawei’s Handset Business. Tasked with handling the product strategy of Huawei’s high-end smartphones, Lee revealed some key details of the upcoming Mate 10.
One of the most important rumours confirmed by Lee today is the fact that the Mate 10 will be powered by the company’s upcoming HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor. However, Lee did not disclose any additional detail on the chipset itself, though rumours are suggesting that the Kirin 970 will be built on the 10nm process. This should improve power consumption by quite a bit.
The Huawei Mate 9 Pro.
Aside from that, Lee also mentioned that the Mate 10 will come with a “bigger and more compact” display. Chances are, this is a reference to the rumoured 18:9 EntireView Display of the Mate 10, although Lee declined to comment if this is indeed Huawei’s naming convention for the new feature.
Beyond these details, Lee was not able to give us any further information on the Mate 10. After all, it’s still an unannounced smartphone at this point in time. He did, however, told us that the Mate 10 will remain faithful to the Mate series’ three most important features: high performance, a capable camera, and excellent battery life. Of course, Huawei’s partnership with Leica will continue on the Mate 10.
Based on our conversation with Lee, the Huawei Mate 10 will almost certainly be one of the most interesting flagship smartphones to be released this year. As for release date, the Mate 10 will likely be unveiled sometime in October 2017.