It’s getting close to that time of the year when Huawei releases a new flagship smartphone and so it is only natural that more details leak as we get closer to launch. Last month, the company teased the upcoming release with a video telling you to meet the device that is worth waiting for. We weren’t really given any information here since it was just a teaser, but it was clearly meant for the upcoming release of their new flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10.
Around that time we did see some rumored codenames for a couple of devices in the Mate 10 series and earlier this month we learned more about them. Last year, we had the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9 Lite and the Mate 9 Porsche Design Edition that were all released for the company’s Mate 9 series and we could see something similar this year. As of right now, we have only heard rumored hardware specs for devices with the codename Blanc and Alps but again, we don’t know what names these devices will be released under at this time.
As shown above, we now get a look at what is said to be a live photograph of the upcoming Mate 10 from Huawei. We can just about see a fingerprint scanner in the bottom front bezel but it looks like it will still use software navigation buttons along with that. The left and right bezels are incredibly thin, almost non-existent, with the top and bottom bezels being reduced to a degree that we’ve seen from the likes of Samsung and LG this year.
Huawei says they want to tackle the high-end smartphone market while competing head to head against companies like Apple and Samsung. The Chief of Huawei’s consumer division even came out and said the battery and camera in the Mate 10 will perform better than what Apple has to offer. We’ll just have to wait and see if the company is able to make good on the claims they laid out back in July of this year.