Mate 10 to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, confirms Huawei


After the multiple teasers and plethora of leaks about the upcoming Mate 10 smartphone, Huawei has now confirmed some exciting details about the device. The Chinese smartphone brand has just revealed that the Mate 10 will run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with a newer version of EMUI on top of it. This was being expected on the smartphone since it unveils a new Mate smartphone every year with a newer version of Android and a newer version of its custom UI every year. Last year, the company had launched the Huawei Mate 9 with Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI. More details will be revealed on October 16, when the phone will be officially unveiled.

As far as the rest of the details of the Huawei Mate 10 go, the smartphone is expected to offer a 6.2-inch Full-Screen display with 2160×1080 pixel resolution, Kirin 970 chipset, 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage. The company’s own Kirin 970 chipset has dedicated cores for performing artificial intelligence (AI) related tasks. The phone will also feature a dual rear-facing camera setup, as seen in the leaked press renders. The whole package will be powered by a large 4000mAh battery, something that was confirmed by Huawei. It will most probably have support for fast charging as well.

Along with the Mate 10, the Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Lite and the Mate 10 Porsche Design Edition are expected to be announced as well. The Mate 10 Pro is expected to sport a 5.99-inch LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Kirin 970 processor, 6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB storage as per the detailed by @evleaks in his tweet. Notably, the Pro variant is rumoured to employ a 20MP+12MP dual-camera setup at the rear. The front-facing camera might have a resolution of 8 megapixels. It is also expected to be dust and water-resistant, thanks to IP68 certification, and a 4000mAh battery capacity as well.

With the official launch just a four days away from now, the company might tease more details of the other variants of the Mate 10 smartphone and its variants.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

[Source: Weibo]