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Huawei Mate 10 Teaser Confirms Leica-Branded Dual Rear Cameras, October 16 Launch

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After releasing a teaser video earlier this week of the upcoming Mate 10 smartphone, Huawei on Wednesday posted a new teaser photo of the next flagship that will join the company’s lineup of Leica-branded dual camera smartphones. The Mate 10 can be seen alongside the P9, Mate 9, and P10 smartphones, all of which come with dual rear cameras. The teaser also confirms that the Mate 10 will be unveiled on on October 16.

The teaser photo not only confirms that the Mate 10 will sport Leica-branded lenses, but also shows the exact placement of the dual camera setup on the back. Much like the Mate 9, the upcoming Mate 10 will have a vertical setup on the back near the centre. As far as the cameras go, a video teaser posted earlier this week showed images captured by the Mate 10’s rear camera highlighting colour contrasts, Bokeh effects, among other things. It also seemed confirm a a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 12-megapixel RGB sensor setup, similar to last year’s Mate 9 and P9 smartphones.

Another noteworthy aspect of the teaser is the tagline associated with the Mate 10 – #beyondthegalaxy – which can be seen as a dig on Samsung’s recent flagships. Huawei has already teased that the Mate 10 will sport a bezel-less display that it terms as ‘EntireView’ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, pitting it against the LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, and the upcoming iPhone 8. In fact, Huawei CEO expressed last month that the Mate 10, which is tipped to sport facial recognition, support AR and 3D sensing, will directly compete against Apple’s upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone.

The Huawei Mate 10 has also been rumoured to to come with an iris scanning feature, and is expected to be powered by Huawei’s anticipated HiSilcon Kirin 970 SoC, which will be based on the 10nm fabrication process. It is expected to sport a 6-inch 1080×2160 pixels display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Huawei will likely tease more features of the Mate 10 as we approach the October 16 launch. The smartphone is expected to be priced around CNY 4,000 (roughly Rs. 38,500).