There are only a few weeks until the official launch of the Huawei Mate 10. However, reports also confirm that two or three phones might be partnering the Mate 10 on its release, with the Mate 10 Lite, an unnamed model with the codename of Marcel and the Mate 10 Pro.
The former two phones have not had any leaks, so there is little idea about the first two models. However, the Mate 10 Pro is the one which has had its official renders leaked on a French site.
One pictures shows that the Pro and normal model of the Huawei Mate 10 are pictured side by side. The former has a larger 18:9 display, with the Huawei logo located on the bottom bezel. On the other hand, the Mate 10 has a 16:9 ratio while a fingerprint scanner is imposed into the bottom bezel instead of the Huawei logo. The Pro will have the fingerprint scanner integrated on the back panel.
The website also leaked the pictures of the back panels of both the phones, which unveiled their camera. What is surprising about the Mate 10 Pro’s dual camera system is that both the lenses are leaked to have an f/1.6 aperture, leaving behind the LG V30, which sports a f/1.6 and f/1.9 aperture lenses.
This would then hand over the title of the world’s largest aperture on a smartphone to the Mate 10 Pro, although, it is not technically the first phone to sport such a size. On the other hand, it is yet to be seen if the Mate 10 will also get the same dual-lens camera system as the Pro model.
The pre-release images also show that both the Mate 10 smartphones will arrive with the Huawei’s own Kirin 970 chipset, and 4000mAh batteries. The Mate 10 is also speculated to have an IP67 certification, albeit, the same is not yet confirmed for the Mate 10 Pro. It is, however, highly likely that the Mate 10 Pro will also have the IP67 certification.
The pictures also add light on the devices AI capabilities. Huawei has already buzzed the news by calling the phone as the “real AI phone”, just shortly after Apple’s iPhone X was revealed to be unlocked by the facial recognition tech.
Huawei’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have the capability to translate the text in real time without having the access to internet connection, or to any AI-powered photo assistant.
Even though these images appear to be official renders, they are riddled with grammar issues, while some text is also blurry. The best remedy, perhaps, would be to wait a couple of weeks until the official launch. Till then, we can take these images with a pinch of salt!