Huawei has recently announced the launch of its Mate 10 series smartphones, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, the two new ones occupying the highest end of its lineup. The most prominent feature of these phones remains the presence of its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip that definitely increases the score while competing with Apple and Samsung.
These two flagship smartphones, unveiled by Huawei’s chief executive officer Richard Yu, have been compared with Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, by him. The Huawei produced phones feature a bezel-less display, offering several utilities, much better than that of the $999 iPhone X and all of the others features available on the market, as per his claims. In addition, the Porsche Designed Huawei Mate 10 also got unveiled and is extremely identical to the Mate 10 Pro, in terms of the Mate 10 Pro.
This Huawei Mate 10 is priced at EUR 699, amounting to roughly ₹53,400, to commence the sale from November in all probability in Australia, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE as the first wave of launch markets. Similarly, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is being priced at EUR 799, roughly amounting to ₹61,000 and will be available in all the above-mentioned countries, including some added regions like Europe and Africa. In terms of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, the smartphone has been priced at EUR 1,395, roughly amounting to ₹1,06,600, with similar launch markets as the Mate 10 Pro.
Features and Specifications:
The Huawei Mate 10 boasts of a 5.9-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) LCD display, while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro offers a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) OLED display. Both are called FullView displays and are meant to improve video consumption experience. Both the phones are a slightly smaller than their predecessors as the companies strip bezels.
Both these flagship phones by Huawei are being powered by Huawei’s homegrown HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, claimed by the company to be the first smartphone mobile SoC chipset to feature neural-network processor unit (NPU). To this, Apple might disagree, with its A11 Bionic featuring its own dual-core ‘neural engine’. The chipset is supposed to support several AI features such as taking better selfies, Bokeh effect in images and recognizing what an object is, in a more efficient manner. As claimed by Yu, it’s the most advanced chipset in a smartphone, and Huawei has termed this entire implementation as Huawei MobileAI.
Talking of the Mate 10 Pro, it has a duo of rear cameras, with a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and 12-megapixel RGB sensor, coupled with OIS, BSI CMOS, PDAF, CAF, Laser Autofocus, and Depth Autofocus, apart from dual-LED flash. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel fixed focus shooter. The Huawei Mate 10 comes with the same set of cameras as its bigger sibling the Mate 10 Pro. Also, both the smartphones have a fingerprint scanner, even if Apple thought of this feature to be inappropriate to be present in the iPhone X.
Also, both the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery, while still maintaining a slimmer body than the iPhone X. The Huawei Mate 10 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes in two variants, namely 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the other one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Internal storage on Huawei Mate 10 can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 256GB), however, the Mate 10 Pro has no such expansion.
Based on Android 8.0, both these Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro runs on EMUI 8.0. The only difference remains that, the Huawei Mate 10 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, while the Mate 10 Pro doesn’t have a headphone jack.
Lastly, the company has also announced the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, which is a special variant of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, available in Diamond Black color. However, it doesn’t have any extensions, found only with 6GB RAM, 256GB storage variants.