Huawei has finally unveiled their crown jewel, the smartphone with an in-house processor made for AI tasks. Besides showcasing the Kirin 970 chip, Mate 10 is also pretty good-looking, sporting a QHD resolution. And that’s not all #mobilemagic
Today, Huawei took the wraps off three new handsets: Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Edition. The last two are very similar so we’ll discuss them separately. But the basic model is maybe what most of you are interested in since it has all the crucial features without the ludicrous price.
Mate 10 is all glass with a 16:9 QHD display and a fingerprint sensor located on the bottom front of the device. It’s the first handset powered by the new Kirin 970 processor, comes with a decent 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and a more-than-sufficient 4,000 mAh battery.
Unlike the other handsets in this series, it lacks IP67 water and dust resistance but it does have a 3.5 mm headphone jack and also a microSD card slot (because Huawei of course knew you’d want more than the storage configuration offered).
All three phones share the same 20MP dual-camera Leica setup and the NPU engine that should offer 25x better performance and 50x great energy efficiency on AI tasks. Thanks to it, the phone can now recognize food, pets or landscapes and automatically select the camera mode that captures best each image. Also, the Translator app works with text, as well as objects and signs – in real time, might we add.
Huawei has even tried to offer similar capabilities to Samsung’ DeX dock. By using the USB-C to HDMI, you can use your phone for work from the PC’s monitor. The device can even function as a keyboard or mouse.
If that sounds like something you’d like to try, keep your eyes open this October. Mate 10 is bound to be launched for €699 (around $825) in four colors: black, mocha brown, champagne gold, and pink gold.