Huawei is expected to introduce it’s fall flagship lineup in less than a month. The flagship trio, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Lite will come with a larger 18:9 aspect ratio display, following the likes of LG, Apple and Samsung. Last week, a Huawei device called Maimang 6 leaked on Weibo. It features a FullView display and quad-camera setup. The Huawei Maimang 6 is expected to be unveiled on Friday, September 22, 2017 in China.
Renowned tech leaker, Evan Blass, also claims that the Maimang 6 might actually be called Mate 10 Lite if ever it make a trip outside China. However, the rumor was never been confirmed until today.
Seems like this may be what's sold as the Mate 10 Lite outside of China. Investigating… https://t.co/typGL2wxG1
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 17, 2017
Blass’s website, VentureBeat, has leaked a photo to what he claims to be the Mate 10 Lite (Codenamed Rhone). Whilst known to be the least expensive handset in the group, it is billed as a premiere quad-camera smartphone.
The photo that Blass has leaked confirmed the rumor about Huawei’s use of FullView display on the device. However, you are still left with that chunky bezel wrapped around the display. At least for the Mate 10 Lite.
Nevertheless, the main selling point of the device isn’t the FullView display but its quad-camera setup. Blass claims that the both front and rear cameras will have a high resolution sensor (16- and 13-megapixels) paired with a 2-megapixel secondary cameras for capturing depth information.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite will come with 5.9″ FullView display (18:9 aspect ratio) which makes for an 83-percent screen-to-body ratio in full metal unibody enclosure that is sufficient enough to house a traditional 5.5″ display. The display resolution could be 1080 x 2160 FHD+, which is slightly better than the standard Full HD resolution.
The device will be powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC clocked at 2.36GHz. The RAM and ROM will be a typical 4- and 64GB duo with a descent 3340mAh of battery. The Mate 10 Lite will be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo (and EMUI 5.1-skinned) out of the box.
The device is scheduled for launch in Munich, Germany on October 16. It will be available in three usual color options: blue, black, and gold. The Mate 10 Lite will start shipping just a month later after the launch for €379 ($455).