IFA 2017 Update: Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro coming October 16 in Munich with Kirin 970 chip


Huawei consumer business group CEO Richard Yu announced the company’s upcoming new SoC (system on a chip) today at IFA in Berlin. Yu gave this new chipset, Kirin 970, several superlative descriptors, including “world’s first mobile device with a Neural Processing Unit” and “world’s fastest mobile modem.”

The Mate 10 will also feature Huawei’s take on the reduced bezel trend in the form of a Full Vision bezelless display. Whether that will take the form of a Samsung Galaxy S8-style with thin side bezels, like the Essential Phone with the top and sides pushed right to the edge, or even the soon-to-be-unveiled iPhone 8 with its leaked nearly-entirely-bezel-free design remains to be seen.

The Huawei Mate 10 had previously been teased in a Huawei tweet which suggested it would arrive with a dual camera setup, while its implementation of the Kirin 970 was also suspected, but had yet to be officially confirmed.