3D renders based on CAD drawings reveal the likely design of Huawei’s phablet powerhouse, which shapes up to be another successful installment in the Mate series.
One major departure from previous Mate phones is the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the front of the device, just below the screen. It’s not clear yet whether the fingerprint sensor acts as a home button like on older Galaxy phones, or if it’s just a sensor like on Motorola devices. We can only speculate about the reasons for this change, but the move might prove controversial among fans of the series.
The Mate 10 will feature an edge-to-edge screen design, with larger bezels at the top and bottom, the renders reveal. This design was previously teased by Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu, who also promised a longer battery life, quicker charging speeds, improvements in the camera department, and better performance than the iPhone. The latter could come thanks to the new Kirin 970 processor, which Huawei unveiled at IFA last week.
While it’s not obvious from the renders, we think that the Mate 10 will feature the trendy new 18:9 aspect ratio, with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels and a diagonal size of around 5.9 inches. That should make the Mate 10 much easier to use in one hand, which has always been a problem with older Mates.
Another major change is the glass back – it looks like Huawei is the latest company to switch from a metal unibody to a “glass sandwich” design. The clean back of the phone is dominated by the dual cameras, with the flash and sensors module on the sides.
The leak claims the Mate 10 will be 150.2 x 77.5 mm in size, with a thickness of 8.4 millimeters. The camera will protrude an extra half a millimeter.
Note that we’re looking at the Mate 10 here – the Mate 10 Pro could bring more pizzazz thanks to a curved screen that wraps around the edges of the phone.
What do you think of this design?