THE HUAWEI MATE 10 has made its first official-looking appearance online, courtesy of Chinese social network Weibo.
The mega-leak has revealed the first renders of the device, 'confirming' the handset's Galaxy S8-esque full-screen display. This, according to the accompanying specs spillage, will be a 6.1in QHD AMOLED screen, with Huawei ditching the LCD panel used on last year's Huawei Mate 9.
This full-screen display has been confirmed by Huawei, with the firm last month boldly claiming that the upcoming device will "surpass" the iPhone 8 with its bezel-less display.
"The Mate 10 series will surpass Apple's iPhone 8 as our phone will have much longer battery life, a full-screen display, much faster-charging speed, much better camera and photographic capability, as well as much better overall user experience," claimed Richard Yu Chengdong, chief executive of Huawei's consumer business group.
An image of the rear of the device shows off the handset's dual camera setup (below), which will come with Leica branding and baked-in optical image stabilisation, while an image of its lower edge confirms that it'll come with a USB-C port. There's no sign of a 3.5mm headphone jack, hinting that Huawei will ditch it in favour of audio over USB-C.
Elsewhere, the Weibo leak claims that the Huawei Mate 10 will pack Huawei's Kirin 970 processor - which the firm claims can take on the Snapdragon 835 with its performance and battery life improvements, alongside "at least" 6GB RAM, 64GB storage and microSD expansion up to 256GB.
It'll run Android 7.0, as opposed to Google's soon-to-be-released Android O software, and will pack a beefy 4,000mAh battery.
The Mate 10 is expected to cost more than $1,000 (around £725), and looks set to launch in October.
One step ahead again
Gets moved to add-on store
Inspired a generation to make science from bobbins (sometimes literally)
Are advertised to go undetected by body orifice security scanners in prisons