Some people love it, some people hate it.
Perennial gadget leaker Evan Blass has shown off the first high-quality renders of the Huawei Mate 10, and it looks like an impressive plus-size smartphone from the front: a massive screen dominates almost the entire front glass of the Mate 10, with a stretched-ratio screen that looks close to the 2:1 used in the LG G6 and new V30. Being a Mate, we’d expect that screen to be big, but the ratio allows for big — like, 6.3 inches — displays in not-too-enormous bodies.
But it’s that horizontal stripe along the top of the rear of the Mate 10 that’s drawing attention. On the silver model it’s a patterned strip of white against the dark gunmetal, while the same continues on the blue and brown variants. We don’t usually get those less-conventional colour choices in Australia, so the silver should be the one you’re paying attention to — and it reminds us in a way of the Huawei-built Nexus 6P.
Unlike that Nexus, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in these photos has dual cameras — dual Leica-branded cameras with Summilux-H 27mm f/1.6 lenses, suggesting one will be a colour sensor and one will be monochrome like previous Huawei flagships including the P10. The fingerprint reader still lives in the centre of the back of the phone, something that by now we feel comfortable calling a Huawei tradition.
The Mate 10 should be announced soon — there’s a 10/10 coming up that would be an appropriate date — and we’ll let you know absolutely everything about the phone as we find it out. For now, we only have its looks to go off. By and large, though, Blass’s followers are broadly in favour of the Mate 10’s looks:
[POLL] Appearance-wise, what do you think of the upcoming Mate 10 Pro from Huawei?
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2017
What do you think? Let us know in the comments. [Twitter]