Update: New rumors recommend the Huawei Companion 10 will have a huge display with a new facet ratio, together with 3D face scanning technology and also an October launch date.

The Huawei Mate 9 was one of the very best huge display phones of 2016, offering great battery life, excellent internal power and also a good snapper on the back of the handset.

Huawei will likely follow it up with the Companion 10 later this year, so we’ve collected all the information as well as reports about the mobile. You’ll discover that below, followed by a selection of the attributes we’d most want to see on the upcoming phablet.

The Mate 10 will most likely need to complete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus as well as many other large name handsets, so with any luck some of this becomes a reality, to earn it worth holding out until completion of the year to upgrade your phone.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The following big display phone from Huawei
  • When is it out? Late 2017, possibly October
  • What will it cost? A high price

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Huawei Friend 10 release day and also price

Key points:

  • We anticipate the next Huawei phone to introduce in late 2017
  • Price wise, it’s going to be expensive

Huawei’s Mate 9 was a fair bit a lot more pricey than the Companion 8, so with the rate currently being very high we don’t anticipate Huawei will certainly put the price up a lot for the Companion 10.

The Companion 9 gone for $599.99 (£579, AU$999), so we’d expect a comparable cost for the Companion 10 when the it introduces later this year.

As for a release date, one resource fixes it at October 2017, which would certainly be less than a year after the Mate 9, as that introduced in December 2016.

Huawei Mate 10 specs

  • A bezel-less, 6-inch, 2:1 display
  • A 2,160 x 1,080 resolution
  • A dual-lens front-facing camera with 3D face scanning skills

One of one of the most respected Companion 10 reports recommends the business is intending to include a bezel-free screen on its following phablet device. 

UberGizmo has reported that Chinese sources claim the phone will certainly have the now typically used display layout, seen on competitors like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

Elsewhere, we’ve heard that it will be a 6.0-inch 2,160 x 1,080 display screen with a 2:1 aspect proportion. That would make it long as well as narrow, again like essential rivals.

The very same resource claims the Companion 10 may have an iris scanner, and also will certainly have 3D face acknowledgment abilities, which will evidently make it much better at increasing reality.


That adds up with talk on an unconfirmed Weibo thread that meant a dual-camera system for the front of the Mate 10, yet there’s no verification on who uploaded the rumors, so it may turn out to all be false.

But Huawei is placing a great deal of money into its dual-camera tech made in partnership with Leica, so it makes good sense that the firm will certainly want to upgrade the front camera.

Huawei could additionally bring its updated dual back cam system from the Huawei P10 to the Mate 10.

It’s also expected Huawei will debut it’s long-awaited Kirin 970 chipset on the phone. The Mate 9 included the most recent processing technology at the time – the Kirin 960 – so it would make feeling if Huawei chooses to update the processor on the Companion 10 to just what will likely also be seen on the Huawei P11.

Huawei Mate 10: just what we want to see

While we await more rumors of the Huawei Mate 10 to warm up, we’ve placed together a few of our many desired upgrades for the company’s next phablet flagship.

1. A lower price

This is a need to for the Huawei Companion 10 to be among the most effective phones of 2017. Huawei has been known as a cheaper Android alternative to the similarity HTC, LG as well as Samsung for a variety of years now, however the Friend 9 saw the firm increase its rates up over just what we’re used to.

Hopefully Huawei will go down the price back down a little for the Huawei Friend 10 considering the $599.99 (£579, AU$ 999) cost of the Mate 9 is very expensive.

2. A QHD screen

The Huawei Mate 9 was not developed for online truth and at 1080p it doesn’t have a specifically high display resolution like the Galaxy Note 8 likely will. 

We’d fairly like the Friend 9 to embrace a somewhat higher display resolution, so the firm could make the phone Google Vision suitable without compeling users to squint.

3. A new UI

Emotion UI for Huawei mobile phones is a questionable element of the phone’s layout. Some individuals like the look of Huawei’s very own UI overlay, but numerous others likewise despise just how it looks and also works.

Huawei has actually done a great deal of job to enhance it in the last few years, however we wish by the time of the Companion 10 the business has lost weight the amount of bloatware as well as excess apps to offer a cleaner and simpler to make use of phone experience.

4. Water resistant design


Huawei has actually revealed no interest in accepting water immune styles on its previous phones, yet we have our fingers went across there will be a new design for the Huawei Friend 10.

A a lot more durable design would be a huge advantage to the Mate line of products, allowing you to soak your phone in the bathroom or use it in the rainfall – like you can with an iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S8 – without any kind of major concerns.

5. Amazon Alexa integration

The Friend 9 now has Amazon Alexa assistance in the United States, but we’ve yet to see it around the rest of the globe. We wish quickly Huawei will see healthy to roll this out to the Friend 9 in various other nations, yet otherwise it’d be a wonderful feature to introduce on the upcoming Companion 10.

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