Fresh renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 have have cropped up online, suggesting the new phablet-sized handset from the Chinese tech firm could have a physical front-facing home button and fingerprint scanner.
The renders come courtesy of self-proclaimed tech specs leaker and Twitter user OnLeaks who shared the render with Indian tech site Compareraja. OnLeaks is generally considered to be relatively reliable when it comes to leaking accurate smartphone renders and specifications.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) September 6, 2017
Based on the renders, not a lot appears to have changed from the Huawei Mate 9 other than the positioning of the fingerprint scanner on the front of the phone rather than the rear. A dual lens rear camera array is present and correct, likely sporting Leica tech, like its predecessor and the Huawei P10. And the Mate 10 will retain a 3.5mm audio jack, while charging and data transfer will be done through a USB Type-C port.
The display is set to measure in at 5.9 inches and the handset’s chassis is expected to have an all glass back, which will likely give it a premium feel but also make it a fingerprint magnet. With the addition of a physical front-mounted home button, the Mate 10 could stretch to rather large dimensions, potentially making it a phone that shuns single handed operation.
Other specifications are open to further speculation, but it would be a safe bet to predict the Mate 10 will have Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 system-on-a-chip at its heart paired with 6GB of RAM and on board storage starting at 64GB; the renders suggest that there’s no microSD slot to allow for more storage space to be added.
The Huawei Mate 10 is set to be officially revealed on October 16 in Munich, Germany.
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