We have seen Huawei teasing the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 for some time now, as well as the upcoming Kirin 970 which powers it. It now appears we have a full picture of the front of the phone as well as the painful pricing before its official launch in October.
As a refresher, the upcoming Mate 10 will likely be available in three different versions – the lower-end ‘Alp’, standard ‘Marcel’ and the Mate 10 Pro ‘Blanc’. Each will be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, with edge-to-edge 18:9 “EntireView” screen clocking at 5.99-inch, and feature a dual-camera module co-developed with Leica.
Thanks to @evleaks, we now have an idea of how the upcoming Huawei flagship will look like. The EntireView display looks to span the whole front of the phone, and you can even see a front fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the 18:9 ratio screen.
At the same time, another report has popped out with the purported retail price and storage options for the smartphone. The Huawei Mate 10 is rumoured to be priced as follows:
- 4GB/64GB for $643 (about RM2,700)
- 6GB/128GB for $744 (about RM3,120)
- 6GB/256GB for $850 (about RM3,560)
Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is expected to be available with the following prices:
- 6GB/64GB for $835 (about RM3,500)
- 6GB/128GB for $941 (about RM3,950)
- 6GB/256GB for $1,024 (about RM4,290)
Given their odd prices, we’d take these as more of an indicator rather than a final RRP. But these prices do tally with some reports have indicated that the Mate 10 is set to be the most expensive Huawei smartphones ever. As a comparison, the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro retail in Malaysia for RM2,699 and RM3,399 respectively.
Of course, the prices are not yet finalised and will only be confirmed when Huawei launches the Mate 10 officially in a few weeks’ time. But in terms of design, the Chinese company is definitely in the right direction with its sexy display.