Last week, Google officially launched the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Now, it has been reported that its upcoming flagship phone, the Mate 10 would be arriving with Android 8.0 Oreo skinned with EMUI 6.0. The Mate 10 could be Huawei’s first smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board.
Last year, the Huawei Mate 9 was launched as the first smartphone to feature EMUI 5.0. So, it is now expected that the EMUI 6.0 will arrive first on the upcoming Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro flagship smartphones. A Chinese publication Anzhuo has posted a screenshot of a phone running on EMUI 6.0 closed beta program where users can test the new EMUI 6.0.
The Huawei Mate 10 is all set to be announced on October 16. After its launch, Huawei will then start announcing its other models to receive Android 8-based EMUI 6. The EMUI 6.0 is expected to come with a new design and the settings will be easier for navigation.
As per earlier reports, Huawei might actually launch at least two variants named Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro at the event. The regular Mate 10 will come with a similar screen to the Huawei Mate 9 with a 16:9 ratio and Huawei Mate 10 Pro will come with a 2:1 aspect ratio display with almost no bezel. Further, the regular Huawei Mate 10 would be featuring a fingerprint sensor on the front while the Mate 10 Pro model will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Huawei Mate 10 is said to come with a bezel-less 6.1-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 having a 2160×1080 px resolution (4K). It will be powered by a 10nm HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, so it is expected to deliver performance equivalent to Snapdragon’s 835. It is said to come with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Mate 10 is said to come with Android 7.1 preloaded with Huawei custom skin EMUI on top of it and will be backed up by 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support.