It would appear that Huawei has not one, not two, but three phones set to sport the Mate 10 badge at its launch in October. Codenamed ‘Alps’, ‘Blanc’, and ‘Marcel’, the three models represent the three tiers of specs for the Mate series.
‘Marcel’ seems to be the standard model for the Mate 10, with an expected 6-inch screen with an edge-to-edge display, possibly the new Kirin 970 processor, and up to 6GB of RAM on board. We may see a 64GB version or even a larger model at launch.
On the other hand, ‘Blanc’ seems to be the code name for Huawei Mate 10 Pro, as leaked by @evleaks. It should sport a 5.99-inch screen with Quad HD display in an 18:9 aspect ratio, dual camera setup with a 20MP/12MP sensor combo from Leica, IP68 rating and LTE Cat.16 connectivity. All of this will be powered by a 4000mAh battery and the same processor as the Mate 10.
‘Alps’ meanwhile is said to be the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, which shares similar specs as the other two Mate 10 models, but with an LTE Cat.12 connectivity instead. It will also ship with a maximum of 4GB RAM on-board.
We have to wait for 16 October to see if all three models will be confirmed, but this diversification may be a good thing for Huawei if the pricing can be within the affordable range rather than the premium range.