The vanilla phone seems to a rubber gasket on the back cover, which should offer a solid level of water resistance, but the phone is rated only for IP54. There seems to be a rubber ring around the USB-C port, even the card tray has one.
Compare that to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. You can clearly see the rubber ring around the USB-C port on the bottom and the card tray (there’s no headphone jack). It’s not entirely clear what the Pro model does more to reach its IP67 rating.
That aside, the internals of the two phones comprise tow boards around the 4,000mAh battery. The top one is the motherboard and contains the dual Leica camera and the selfie cam. It connects to the bottom board (USB-C port, loudspeaker, etc.) via ribbon cables that go over the battery – so one needs to be careful not to damage those when removing the back cover.
You can see another difference – the small ribbon cable for the fingerprint reader. On the vanilla Mate 10, it simply goes over the battery to reach the bottom board. On thee Pro model, it folds over to go the back panel.
The back panel and the battery are glued down, but the rest seems fairly easy to repair. But where's the chink in Mate 10's water-protection armor? The headphone jack, the loudspeaker or something else?
weird reasoning, as far as I know phones with any ingress protection rating are not covered against water damage.
Better to have stated lower IP resistance rating so that idiots don't do stupid testing on their devices like submerging their devices for insanely long periods of time then whining and claiming for warranty that their devices have been damaged. Less...
My Question is when will Huawei bring the regular Mate 10 here in US?????? My top two devices right now with 4000mAh batteries or close that are top on my list...the reg Mate 10 and HTC U11+. The reg Mate 10 has an edge cuz of the 16:9AR. These ...