The Huawei Mate 10 has been making all the right noises and may release soon, as the prices of the immediate predecessor, the Huawei Mate 9, has now been slashed. This is common practice among device manufacturers and is aimed at ensuring that the new launch is received warmly by legions of customers. The new Huawei device is expected to be the flagship offering and is a worthy opponent to even the most high-profile of launches, like the Apple iPhone 8.
We have previously reported that the new Huawei Mate 10 is likely to arrive in Europe on October 16. Now, in a report by GizmoChina, the Honor Note 9 is selling for prices much lower than the original price tags. The Huawei Mate 9 Pro variant, which comes with 4 GB of RAM paired with 64 GB of storage had previously retailed for 4,699 Yuan, which is roughly equivalent to ~$704 as per Dangdang.com in China. Now, the price tag is 3,780 Yuan (or ~$565).
On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 9 which has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage also has a low price tag of 3,099 Yuan (or around $465). This price cut indicates that the Huawei is planning to clear the Mate 9 stocks to make way for the fresh Mate 10 devices.
The new Huawei Mate 10 is expected to be one of the most powerful devices around and it will be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, something we have previously reported on. We also expect at least two models to arrive: the Huawei Mate 10 and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. There are rumors that a more pocket-friendly version of the device is also on the horizon: the Huawei Mate 10 Lite.
The Huawei Mate 10 is rumored to carry different aspect ratios and will also have a bezel-less, edge-to-edge display. In addition, the Mate 10 Pro will likely have rear-facing fingerprint scanner while the Huawei Mate 10 will have a front-facing similar scanner.