Huawei has officially announced the brand new Mate 10 series of smartphones. The series consists of the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate X Porsche Design. All three devices feature a FullView bezel-less display and Leica dual camera setup.
The company announced the phones during an event earlier today, and stressed heavily on Artificial Intelligence. That’s because, the Mate 10 series features its very own NPU (Neural Processing Unit) chip and relies heavily on AI. That’s directly competing with the iPhone 8 and its A11 Bionic chipset.
So what’s new with the Mate 10 series? Well, find out below.
Huawei Mate 10 Specs
Design and Display
The Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and the Mate 10 Porsche Design feature a new FullView display with super slim bezels and HDR10 support. The Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1440 resolution (QHD), whereas the Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design come with a 6-inch AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution.
On the Mate 10, the Home Button and fingerprint sensor are placed at the front of the device, while the Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design has this button at the back, below the dual camera setup. All three devices are mostly made up of Toughened glass, and feature a distinctive strip underneath the camera setup.
The cameras are a mobile first, in terms of aperture size. The dual camera setup from Leica includes a 12 MP RGB sensor and a 20 MP Monochrome sensor, both with f/1.6 aperture. Both the cameras feature Optical Image Stabilization. At the front, there’s an 8 MP selfie unit. This is of course same for all three models of the Mate 10 series lineup.
Huawei has included the Kirin 970 8-core CPU, 12-core Mali G72 GPU, up to 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. Only the Porsche Design variant comes with the option to include 256GB of storage. The phones feature a 4000mAh battery that supports Huawei’s Supercharge technology.
Huawei has included a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Mate 10, while the other two lack it. All three feature an USB Type C port, dual-SIM, and while Mate 10 Pro is IP67 certified, the Mate 10 make do with IP53 rating. The Mate 10 will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the Mate 10 Pro will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
All three Mate 10 smartphones will come with EMUI 8.0 custom software, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It’ll also be heavily focused on AI, as mentioned earlier, and that will be prominent throughout the software.
For example, in the Camera software, the AI and the NPU chip can tell what kind of scene you’re shooting and automatically adjust the settings for the best possible result. You can also translate text by taking a picture of it.
The Mate 10 will use the NPU to learn how you use your phone and will automatically improve the battery life and performance based what it learns. Huawei has also given third-party app developers access to the NPU to create apps. This means that the CPU and GPU won’t have to word hard in certain conditions.
Pricing and Availability
As per Huawei, the Mate 10 series will be available in more than 15 countries across the globe. The Mate 10 will start at €699 and will be available later this month, in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Philippines, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Spain, and the UAE. The Mate 10 Pro will cost €799, and will available in all markets mention right before, plus few more countries. The Mate 10 Porsche Design will cost you a ton at €1395, and should be available in these countries as well by mid-November.