Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launched: Here are the Essentials

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launched: Here are the Essentials

"The launch of Huawei's newest phablet today could well welcome in a new era for the Chinese manufacturer", he said. Here's how: both phones are equipped with the new lightning-fast Kirin 970 octa-core processor, which is integrated with what Huawei calls as Neural Network processing units. Huawei claims that artifical intelligence also improves motion detection and digital zoom.

The Mate 10 Pro has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080, which is oddly lower than the Mate 10's 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, but CNET notes the displays don't look noticeably different from each other. Over time, it will keep learning things with more and more usage. But they vary in actual design. Both have managed to beat Apple's new iPhone X which has an 81.36% screen-to-body ratio. The Mate 10 Pro sports somewhat thinner bezels than the Mate 10, and unlike the Mate 10, it comes with an OLED display (6-inch one), which sports an 18:9 aspect ratio (fullHD+), while the Mate 10 sports a regular 16:9 aspect ratio, and a 5.99-inch display. Huawei Mate 10 ad Mate 10 Pro get curved edges for an ergonomic hold, and a reflective band design at the back. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities. Both these smartphones will optimize their performance over time, by learning your usage pattern and will optimize these apps for a better performance.

The processor, much like the iPhone X's A11 Bionic chip comes with a dedicated AI processing unit.

The Mate 10 Pro is also available in another variant with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The Mate 10 Pro loses out on a 256GB expandable storage, which the standard Mate 10 gets. Huawei is also betting high on AI with this new chipset and claims that it will support features like bokeh effect on photos.

During IFA Berlin, Huawei Consumer Business Group introduced its first AI mobile chipset, the Kirin 970. Both Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro feature a dual camera setup at the rear with a primary 12MP colour sensor and a secondary 20MP monochrome sensor.

Both these smartphones will come with dual SIM support and will support NFC.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will launch with Huawei's all-new EMUI 8.0 powered by Android 8.0. However, you won't need a dock in this case. They can charge up to 58% within 30 minutes. Please check this PDF for a full spec table comparison between the three Huawei Mate 10 models.

The new HUAWEI Mate 10 will be available starting in late October in more than 15 countries and regions including Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

So, Better than Apple and Google?

There is a new AI engine which offers real-time scene and objects recognition.

As the name suggests, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a more premium offering of the same.

The company has dubbed both displays as FullView displays and can be closely compared with Apple's 2017 lineup of smartphones.

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