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HUAWEI Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro coming October 16 in Munich with Kirin 970 chip

HUAWEI has confirmed that it will unveil the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro — its first full display smartphones — at an event in Munich on October 16.

Published onSeptember 2, 2017

HUAWEI will unveil the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro smartphones at an event in Munich on October 16. The news was announced by Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI’s Consumer Business Group, on stage during HUAWEI’s IFA 2017 keynote.

Yu also confirmed the use of Huawei’s latest flagship processor, the Kirin 970, in the upcoming devices and said that the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro would be HUAWEI’s first full display smartphones. This means you can expect a screen-to-body ratio similar to what has been seen on the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and Essential Phone to be featured on the phones.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 had previously been teased in a HUAWEI tweet which suggested it would arrive with a dual camera setup, while its implementation of the Kirin 970 was also suspected, but had yet to be officially confirmed.

— HUAWEIMobileAu (@HuaweiMobileAU) August 24, 2017

The Mate 10 Pro is likely to be an even more powerful variant of the regular Mate 10, similar to the relationship the Mate 9 Pro had to the Mate 9 introduced last year. These phones featured the same Kirin 960 chip (what was HUAWEI’s flagship chipset at the time), but the Pro version arrived with a higher resolution (QHD rather than Full-HD) curved display and an option with more RAM and internal storage space.

While HUAWEI was light on details regarding the new smartphones, the company dished out plenty of information on the Kirin 970 chip — we’ll have more details on that in a separate article coming soon.

For everything else we’ve heard about the HUAWEI Mate 10 so far, visit our dedicated rumors article at the link.

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