We have seen different flagship phones this year, and Huawei Mate 10 along with Huawei Mate 10 Pro may likely be the last major flagship this year before the cycle begins again in 2018.
But Huawei’s new phone is worth the wait as the latest phone is big, powerful flagship with a dual-lens camera and a sharp screen.
Don’t worry, we will still bring the full review of Huawei Mate 10 to you when it is ready, but we have everything you need to know about this new Mate’s specs, feature and release date.
- What is it? It is Huawei’s latest big-screen flagship
- What is its price? Starts at AUD889, $710
- When is the Huawei Mate 10 release date? November
Huawei Mate 10 price and release date
Huawei is yet to reveal the release date or the exact price of the Huawei Mate 10 for all regions, but we believe you will be able to buy it soon.
For Australia, we already know the SIM-free Huawei Mate 10 price, with the price being AU$899 or $710, along with the Mate 10 release date of 15th November.
It has also gotten to our hearing that Huawei Mate 10 would not be available in the UK, but the Mate 10 Pro will be making its way to Britain.
Huawei Mate 10 design and display
The design of Huawei Mate 10 is quite familiar yet distinctive design. It has a glass back with a reflective band running across it. It also has curved edges to help it fit comfortably in your hand.
It weighs 186g with dimensions 150.5 x 77.8 x 8.2mm, making it a similar weight and size to Huawei Mate 9. You will be able to get the Huawei Mate 10 in Black, Mocha Brown, Pink Gold or Champagne Gold.
There is a 5.9-inch LCD screen with 1,440 x 2,560, giving it the pixel density of 499 pixels per inch.
That oddly makes it sharper than the display of Huawei Mate 10 Pro, though Mate 10 Pro uses OLED, which is a superior technology.
The bezels around Mate 10’s display are fairly small (not as tiny as that of iPhone X), and the screen supports HDR 10 content, and it’s got the conventional 16:9 aspect ratio.
Huawei Mate 10 battery and camera
On the Huawei Mate 10, there is a dual-lens camera, consisting of a 20MP black and white sensor and 12MP color one. You will be using the 2 sensors to take photos, with the Mate 10 combining image data received from the two for a more detailed shot.
Its main lens has f/1.6 aperture, meaning it has a large lens opening than most of the smartphone snappers, which should be good in low light conditions. The front camera also has an 8MP camera.
The battery of Huawei Mate 10 has 4,000mAh power unit, which makes its battery better than most phones.
Huawei claimed the phone could get a day of life from 20 minutes charge. Huawei also said the battery management software would allocate resources to maximize life.
Mate 10 specs and OS
The Huawei Mate 10 is powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 chipset, with four cores running at 2.36GHz and four going at 1.8GHz. It is aided by 4GB of RAM and a neural NPU (network processing unit), which Huawei claims to improve performance and efficiency for AI-related tasks.
We don’t yet know how well this will work, but we will ensure we properly put everything to the test in our Huawei Mate 10 full review.
It has 64GB of built-in storage and supports microSD card slot up to 256GB. If you are a user of Huawei phone, this should be familiar but with added few tricks like Smart Screen function that allows you to run two apps side by side in a split-screen.