Huawei at the IFA 2017 announced its flagship Kirin 970 10nm SoC with a dedicated neural network processing unit. At the end of the event it also confirmed that the Mate 10 series – Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro powered by Kirin 970 will be announced at an event in Munich, Germany on October 16th. The Mate 9 series were announced at Munich event on November 3 last year.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu already confirmed that the Mate 10 will have a full-screen display, support for fast charge, better cameras and more features. A recent teaser from Huawei Australia shows dual rear cameras for the phone so it could have Leica lenses with RGB and Monochrome sensors, similar to the Mate 9.
The Kirin 970 has 4-hybrid focus, dual ISP for motion detection and low light enhancement. It also supports Cat.18 LTE offering download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps and several LTE bands. A teaser for Kirin 970 shows a smartphone with minimal bezels, which could be the Mate 10. We should know more details of the Mate 10 in the coming weeks.