Huawei’s CEO Officially confirms Huawei Mate 10 as their next flagship smartphone to compete against the Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. The device is expected to launch by the end of this year, and the next bezel free smartphone will be more like a phablet flagship device.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, during an interview with Bloomberg, has confirmed rumors that suggested the successor to Huawei Mate 9 will be another ‘full-screen’ display enabled smartphone after the Xiaomi began the trend back in November last year with their Mi Mix.
“We will have an even more powerful product, The Mate 10, which has much longer battery life with a full-screen display, quicker charging speed, better-photographing capability and many other features that will help us compete with Apple.”
He spoke about their next highly anticipated flagship smartphone. He further continued that they’ll unveil the device sooner after the 10th-anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone gets floated. Though he didn’t reveal exact configuration, reports, and leaks states ‘Mate 10’ may boast 6-inch FHD Full Active display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 1080×2160 pixels resolutions powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 with Leica-branded Dual rear cameras with 3D Sensors.
The brand is reportedly giving up the budget segment smartphones and much focusing on their high-end phones, chasing profits than volume. The CEO has claimed the company has estimated to ship 140 million-150 million smartphones (expected) by year-end against last year’s 139 million.