IFA 2017 | Huawei CEO officially announces October launch for Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro
Huawei's new flagship smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, are due to make their debut next month. The company's CEO, Richard Yu, announced at IFA that the two handsets will make their first official appearance during a special event that will take place in Munich, Germany on October 16. The event was previously alluded to in an invitation sent out to select recipients, but this time it was broadcast to a mass audience.
Not only are the two new Mate devices replacing the current Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro flagships, but they will also be the first to carry Huawei's new Kirin 970 SoC. The chipset was also announced during Huawei's IFA keynote, and given that last year's flagship handsets were powered by the Kirin 960—Huawei's premier SoC at the time—it makes complete sense that the pair of Mate 10's should run on its successor.
A new chipset isn't the only thing the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have going for them. The two devices will be the first from Huawei to feature a full-display, or mainly bezel-less, design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Essential Phone.
Yu did not go into detail about the rest of the Mate 10's specs or features. We will have to wait until mid-October to find out more, such as the differences between the standard Mate 10 and its Pro variant, as well as prices and release dates.