Shortly after Apple revealed its new iPhone lineup in September, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei took a jab at the company, promising to reveal a “real AI phone” in the form of its Mate 10 lineup later this month. Reliable leaker Evan Blass has procured a new image of the Mate 10 Pro, which shows off the phone’s three-camera setup and hints at the company’s AI ambitions.
Blass unveiled last month that the company will launch a trio of Mate 10 models: a standard version, the Mate 10 Pro, and the Mate 10 Lite. This new image backs up what Blass has written about the Pro model over on VentureBeat. It will have an edge-to-edge display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and will come with three cameras: a 12- and 20-megapixel duel-camera setup on the back, along with a single, 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
There are other small differences between the Pro and the Lite versions. It looks as though the Pro will come in three slightly different colors (dark blue, black and brown), and features a wide, lighter band across the top of the phone. Blass noted that reactions thus far have been “polarizing.”
The image also teases what Huawei was jabbing Apple over: AI, something that the company has a claim of being ahead on. On Friday, Huawei released a short promo for the phone, — which could double for a sleeper ad for some upcoming science fiction thriller — claiming that it is an “intelligent machine.” We’ll find out on October 16th when Huawei is expected to unveil the new phones.