Huawei will unveil the new Mate smartphone series in October and for now, two variants are in order. One will be a standard Mate 10, placed somewhere on the border between mid-range and premium, and a Mate 10 Pro to be the flagship of the series.
Tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) claims to have new information about the two smartphones. Mate 10 is codenamed “Alps” and Mate 10 Pro “Blanc”. Which makes sense, because the Alps are the tallest mountain range in Europe and Mont Blanc is the tallest peak, standing at 4,810 meters (15,780 feet), which is a clear indicator that Mate 10 Pro will be the flagship of the series.
Specs-wise, the two smartphones will have similar components, like the Kirin 970 chipset with octa-core processors clocked at 2.5GHz. They will be fueled by the same 4,000 mAh battery, dual cameras at the back, a 20MP+12MP combo with Leica lenses, an 8MP selfie snapper, will be IP68 certified and will run Android 8.0 Oreo.
The major differences will be the amount of RAM and ROM and the display size and design. Mate 10 will get only 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, while the Pro variant will get 6GB of RAM and 64GB and 128GB internal storage options. Mate 10 will sport a 5.88-inci IPS LCD display, with Quad HD resolution (2560×1440 pixels) and a 16:9 screen ratio. The Pro variant will have a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with Quad HD+ resolution (2880×1440 pixels), which is a clear indicator for an 18:9 screen ratio, like most of 2017 flagships.
Huawei will unveil the two smartphones on October 16 and Blass says that the Chinese company will start shipping Mate 10 in the same month, but the top of the line Mate 10 Pro will be arriving in stores way later, in December.
No new information about the prices, so the theory that Mate 10 Pro will cost around $1,000 is still unchallenged. No word about the vanilla Mate 10, but it should be at least 250-300 US dollars cheaper.