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Both variants of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro appear in live photos

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has leaked in the flesh ahead of its launch. (Source: Weibo)
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has leaked in the flesh ahead of its launch. (Source: Weibo)
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has surfaced in the flesh for the first time ahead of its official unveiling. A closer look at the photos also hints at what might the second Mate 10 Pro variant as has been rumored.

At least one (and possibly both) of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro models has made an appearance in the flesh, confirming that the leaked renders of the device that have previously surfaced are in fact accurate. The interesting aspect of this particular leak is that there is also another smartphone that took the main photo reflected in the glossy rear back of the device being held by a woman -- a leak within a leak. It also looks like a Mate 10 Pro, but is possibly the standard variant.

The premium variant of the Mate 10 Pro is codenamed “Marcel.” Nothing was known about what separated the two models until now. The standard variant of the Mate Pro that has leaked previously has a non-glossy aluminum finish. The model depicted in the main photo clearly has a glass finish that we’ve seen re-emerge this year on high-end devices like the LG G6, all the new iPhones launched last month and the Galaxy models released this year as well. It would make sense for Huawei to adopt this approach as not everyone likes devices with glass backs, and having a standard aluminum finish gives customers a choice.

Both are Mate 10 Pro variants will have the same bezel-less design dominated by a 1440x 2880 pixel AMOLED display with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. The dual Leica-branded cameras on the rear of the device are expected to feature a main shooter of 20 MP that works in color, while the secondary lens is expected to offer a 12 MP count and a monochrome sensor designed to enhance overall contrast in photos.

Each Mate 10 Pro will be powered by Huawei’s custom ARM-based Kirin 970 chipset that, like Apple’s A11 Bionic SoC, incorporates a Neural Processing Unit designed to accelerate machine learning-related tasks. This is rumored to help power an AI photo assistant as well as provide real-time camera translation without needing an internet connection.

The Huawei Mate range will be officially unveiled on October 16.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-10- 5 (Update: 2017-10- 5)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.