Huawei's flagship phone for 2017 — the Mate 10 series — will be announced today in Munich, Germany. Over the last month or so, we have been hearing various speculations and there have been more than a few leaks of what the phones will look like. But it seems like the leaks won't stop even as we approach the launch date. The latest leak is the Chinese and European prices for the Mate 10 series.
Huawei is expected to launch four phones, namely Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Lite and Mate 10 Porsche Edtion. Of these four phones, the prices of three phones have been leaked according to GizmoChina.
According to the leak, the three variants could have the following configurations: the Mate 10 will come with 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM; the Mate 10 Pro will come with 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM and the Mate 10 Porsche Edition will come with 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM. These are still speculations though and Huawei has yet to officially announce the final specs, and they could be different.
The source who has leaked the prices has said that in Europe the prices for the 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM version are Euros 599, Euros 799 and Euros 1199 respectively. Similarly, the Chinese prices have been tipped to be CNY 4,299, CNY 5,499 and CNY 9,299 for the 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants respectively.
The new flagship by Huawei will most likely be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset. Previously leaked specifications of the Kirin 970 shows that the chipset houses an octa-core processor with a quad-core Cortex A73 cluster and another quad-core Cortex A53 cluster having maximum clock speeds of 2.8 GHz. On the graphics front, you will get a Mali G72 MP8 GPU. The Kirin 970 is based on a 10 nm manufacturing process.
Huawei has also indicated that the upcoming flagship will be infused with artificial intelligence. Huawei goes as far as to say that the device is not a smartphone, but an intelligent machine. The device seems to be going toe to toe with the Apple iPhone X with the A11 Bionic chip.
The dual camera setup is expected to be similar to the setup on the Huawei Mate 9 and the Huawei P10, with a 12 MP colour sensor and a 20 MP monochrome sensor.