Notebookcheck

IFA 2017 | Huawei CEO officially announces October launch for Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro

Huawei's Australian division had previously hinted at the Mate 10's October launch event. (Source: Twitter | @HuaweiMobileAU)
Huawei's Australian division had previously hinted at the Mate 10's October launch event. (Source: Twitter | @HuaweiMobileAU)
Previously mentioned in an email invitation, Huawei's upcoming October 16 event was announced again, this time during the company's keynote at IFA. The event will launch the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, both of which will sport Huawei's new flagship chipset, the Kirin 970.

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.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

Currently wanted: 
News and Editorial Editor - Details here

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 09 > Huawei CEO officially announces October launch for Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro
John Garcia, 2017-09- 2 (Update: 2017-09- 2)
John Garcia
John Garcia - News Editor
Notebooks, tablets, smartphones, handheld consoles—if it's a computer you can carry with you, then it's in my wheelhouse. I started my journey in tech journalism as a writer for a mobile games website. But the allure of covering hardware soon won me over, so now I'm here at Notebookcheck, sharing my passion with similarly passionate individuals.