We have heard a number of reports suggesting that Huawei is working on the next phablet flagship but for the first time, the company itself has confirmed the existence, name, and some features of the phone. In an interview with Bloomberg, Huawei CEO Richard Yu took the opportunity to talk about the upcoming Mate 10 phablet which will be replacing the Mate 9 from the last year.
Yu started off by mentioning that the Huawei Mate 10 will be sporting a “full-screen display” which basically means the presence of the bezel-less display. It seems like Huawei is the latest one to join the current trend of releasing phones with the edge-to-edge display where we have already seen the likes of Xiaomi Mi MIX, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, and LG G6.
He further went on to say that the Mate 10 will not only make its debut around the same time as the next iPhone from Apple but will also offer “trump the iPhone in many aspects”.
Richard Yu said in the interview:
“We will have an even more powerful product. The Mate 10, which has much longer battery life with a full-screen display, quicker changing speed, better photographing capability and many other features that will help us compete with Apple.”
While the quote in the actual report reads “changing speed”, it seems to be referring the charging speed which will allow users to charge the upcoming phablet within no time. As for better photography capability, we already know that Huawei has released a few smartphones featuring Leica-branded cameras. Even last year’s Mate 9 smartphone offered similar lenses and we can expect to see something similar this time around as well.
As per previous rumors, the Huawei Mate 10 is said to come loaded with Kirin 970 processor which will have AI integration for better performance. This is the reason it is speculated to offer features like 3D sensing, AR support, and facial recognition.