The Huawei Mate 10 will be announced on October 16, and some newly surfaced firmware files are suggesting that the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Edition will also be announced. Thus far, we were guessing that the ‘Porsche Edition’ Mate 10 will arrive as well, but we did not have any proof, well, that changed now. It seems like a firmware file named ‘BLA-AL00-porsche-cn’ is distributed internally by Huawei, according to the source, and it suggests that the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Edition exists, and that its design will be based on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, which was to be expected.
As some of you probably remember, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design handset’s design was based on the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, so this new info definitely makes sense. Now, the source also decided to dig around the Mate 10 Porsche Design’s firmware file, and it seems like it’s quite similar to the Mate 10 Pro’s firmware file, but it does contain all of the Porsche Design’s signature wallpapers, audio files and boot animations. You can check out the extracted wallpapers in the gallery down below, though the source did not post any audio files, for now, XDA basically said that we’ll have to wait until the phone gets announced. Now, based on the available info, Huawei may actually introduce four Mate 10-branded smartphones on October 16. The Huawei Mate 10 will definitely be announced, and the same can be said for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which has been leaking for quite some time now. In addition to that, the Huawei Mate 10 Lite has also been teased a number of times, though we still do not know whether that variant will be announced on October 16, it is possible that Huawei is planning to launch it later on. The Porsche Design Mate 10 will, however, probably arrive next to other Mate 10-branded smartphones on October 16.
The Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Edition will share some specs, like the processor, for example. All of these phones will be fueled by the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core SoC, which is Huawei’s all-new CPU. All of these phones will probably ship with at least 6GB of RAM, and you can also expect to see rear-facing fingerprint scanners on all of them. Android 8.0 Oreo will come pre-installed on all of those devices, and you can expect to see a dual camera setup on them as well.