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New rumor claims HUAWEI Mate 10 may have an f/1.6 aperture camera

There's also a rumor that there could be a third phone in the HUAWEI Mate 10 lineup when it launches sometime later this year.

Published onSeptember 8, 2017

The rumors and leaks surrounding the launch of the HUAWEI Mate 10 series of phones continues. The latest such unconfirmed report claims to have hardware specs on two of those phones, with word that a third model might launch as well.

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The report, from VentureBeat and noted gadget leaker Evan “@evleaks” Blass, claims that one of the Mate 10 phones, with the internal code name “Blanc”, will have HUAWEI’s own recently revealed Kirin 970 chip inside. He also says it will have a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,880, plus a 18:9 aspect ratio and a near bezel-free look. He adds that it will also have 6 GB of RAM, either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage, a large 4,000 mAh battery, Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and the company’s own EMUI 6.0 skin.

Perhaps most interesting in this new rumor is that Blass claims that “Blanc” will have a dual camera set up, one with 20 MP and one with 12 MP, which will have a lens with a f/1.6 aperture. The recently announced LG V30 is so far the only smartphone that has been confirmed with such a camera aperture. “Blanc” is rumored go on sale in December, and may be the one that will be branded by HUAWEI as the Mate 10 Pro.

In addition, Blass says he has specs for another phone in the Mate 10 series, with the code name “Alps”. He says it will have a smaller 5.88-inch IPS LCD 2,560 x 1,440 display, but will still have the same processor, the same battery, and the same cameras as “Blanc”. However, its memory will be lower with just 4 GB of RAM, and will only have a 64 GB onboard storage option. Blass speculates that “Alps” could be labeled as the Mate 10 Lite.

The third phone, according to Blass, has the code name “Marcel”. No information on its hardware specs have been revealed, but he speculates it may be somewhere in between “Alps” and “Blanc”. He believes that “Marcel” and “Alps” will both go on sale in October, soon after the Mate 10 series is officially revealed in a press event on October 16, in Munich, Germany.

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