Huawei Surpasses Apple to be the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Huawei’s AI Mobile Chip Unveiled

Elsewhere, the renders show the Huawei Mate 10 with a USB Type-C port on the bottom for charging, and a 3.5mm headphone port on top, so there will be no need to change your headphones. A dual lens rear camera array is present and correct, likely sporting Leica tech, like its predecessor and the Huawei P10. If this is true, then the Mate 10's display will actually be also taller.

With August sales also looking good for the Chinese vendor, the research agency expects the monthly lead to have continued last month. The Huawei Mate series always had its fingerprint sensor at the back. Huawei already announced its AI-centric Kirin 970, which will be the beating heart of the Mate 10. What's not clear about the renders is whether the front-mounted fingerprint sensor will also double as a physical home button or will simply be for scanning fingerprints.

As for internals, Huawei CEO Richard Yu claimed that the Mate 10 would be a "more powerful product" with "many other features" that will help them better compete with Apple.

A new leak of what is allegedly the front panel from the Mate 10 Pro has surfaced via Slashleaks. So, aside from being built to be the fastest mobile processor ever, Huawei aimed to deliver an NPU with a built-in AI chip. To see is to believe, and we will definitely see when the Huawei Mate 10 is unveiled 16 October.

"However, a weak presence in the South Asian, Indian and North American markets limits Huawei's potential in the near-to midterm to maintain second place behind Samsung", Richardson added. So, now even Huawei will be a part of Bezel display smartphone range.

The market development could be temporary, as Apple is expected to release its latest phone, the iPhone 8, next week. "Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have successfully gained access to key supply chain partners, which has allowed them to launch designs with bezel-free, full displays, Augmented Reality, in-house chipsets and advanced camera features, that have kept them toe-to-toe with rivals", said Counterpoint's Associate Director Tarun Pathak.

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