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Specs for Huawei’s next phones leak

by Justin Herrick | September 11, 2017September 11, 2017 6:00 pm PST

Three new high-end phones from Huawei will be announced by the end of 2017. A report from VentureBeat reveals that the Mate 10 family is set for an unveiling next month. The launch event should include phones known internally as Marcel, Blanc, and Alps.

Before we just knew the codenames, but now Evan Blass is sharing some specifications.

Huawei’s latest in-house processor will debut inside Blanc, the device that’ll be sold as the Mate 10 Pro. Aside from the Kirin 970 with 6GB of RAM, the Mate 10 Pro is said to have a 5.99-inch (2880×1440) IPS LCD display. The unusual measurement and resolution are due to the 18:9 aspect ratio. Huawei will finally join in implementing the year’s most popular industry trend.

Other specifications for the Mate 10 Pro include 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, 20MP and 12MP cameras on the back, a 4000mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 6.0.

Alps is the device without a set name, though Blass thinks it could be the Mate 10 Lite. Its specifications are high-end, but it’s not so flashy. The phone features a 5.88-inch (2560×1440) IPS LCD display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio as well as the same processor, camera, and battery as Blanc. Alps, though, brings things down to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Specifications for Marcel, meanwhile, are still unknown. Though it’s pointed out by Blass that Marcel is the Mate 10.

If everything goes according to plan, a launch event will be held on October 16. Blass says Alps, the unknown device, will ship that same month while the release of the Mate 10 Pro (Blanc) is delayed until December. It’s possible, too, that separate launch events are scheduled. So we met get the Mate 10 (Marcel) and Mate 10 Lite (Alps) first and then wait for the beast.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...