All eyes are on Samsung as the launch of its phablet is nearing. However, there is another phablet that's set to be released in the last quarter of 2017 that's primed to make an impact - the Huawei Mate 10.
The Huawei Mate 10 will supposedly come with an all-screen design which will likely be similar to what Samsung has to offer with its Galaxy Note 8. The display of the Mate 10 will have an impressive 18:9 aspect ratio on its 6-inch display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. If true, the screen of the Mate 10 will be bigger and taller than that of the Mate 9 which comes in at 5.9 inches and only a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Full Active LCD display to be used by the Mae 10 will be provided by Japan Display or JDI.
Among the other rumors circling the Huawei Note 8 are the possibility of it being powered by a 10nm HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor which GSMArena described as "beastly." This will also mark the first time that Huawei will use such a chipset. Huawei's in-house processor is similar to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip as both are built on a 10nm process.
While there has yet to be any mention about the RAM and internal memory of the Huawei Mate 10, Phone Arena believes that it will not have a RAM lower than 4GB and at least 64GB of built-in storage. There is also a possibility that the Huawei Mate 10 will run on Android O 8.0 out of the box. The latest operating system is already in beta and there may be enough time for Huawei to wait for the final version of the Android O to be officially launched before using it on the Mate 10.
The Huawei Mate 10 is also speculated to come with a facial recognition feature as well as two dual cameras. Another rumor says the primary dual camera will have 3D sensing and iris scanning features while there's also talk that some sort of augmented reality capability may also be included.
The Chinese company is expected to launch the Mate 10 in October. This is different from the company's tradition of launching new products in November. The Huawei Mate 10 will possibly be worth higher than the Mate 9 but will be more affordable than the Note 8 and even the iPhone 8.