Huawei has unveiled flagship smartphones for 2018 at an event in Munich Germany. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro comes with an advanced processor which uses AI and also has voguish bezel-less displays.
Huawei has also unveiled the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design which shares similar specs like the Huawei Mate 10 PRO.
The Huawei Mate 10 PRO
Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with a Full View Display and has a 6.0 Inch OLED Display with FHD+ (2160*1080) pixels resolution. The smartphone comes with Iconic design and has the fingerprint scanner at the back.
The device is dust and waterproof and comes with an IP 67 rating. The Mate 10 Pro has an HDR 10 technology which makes the display more vivid and colors more vibrant.
At the back, there is a signature stripe which highlights the Dual Leica Camera and the glass back cover oozes style and elegance.
The mobile is powered by a new Kirin 970 processor which Huawei claims to be much advanced as it is made from the 10 Nm manufacturing process.
The processor is an Octa-Core SOC and comes with a 12 Core GPU which can handle any game or graphical task with ease. Though, the key highlight of the Kirin 970 is a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), something similar to the Apple A11 (Neural processor) which uses AI to process data in real time.
Huawei is heading to the Future With New Mate 10 Series
The Mate 10 Pro comes with 4 GB of Ram, and there is 64 GB onboard storage. Also, there is a 128 GB / 6 GB RAM version of the Pro available.
Further, the mobile offers a 4000 mAH capacity battery which even has Huawei supercharging support. Another key highlight of the phone is the presence of Dual Leica cameras with f/1.6 aperture.
The Lg V30 is the only phone so far to have a f/1.6 aperture lens and now the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro share that with the Lg V30.
There is a 20-megapixel monochrome camera lens and a 12 Megapixel RGB sensor to capture images. Also, the camera comes with Optical image stabilization and also uses the Huawei Artificial intelligence to improve the image quality.
Huawei explains that the camera can understand different scenes automatically and can enhance the image based on its understanding. It can figure out portrait shots, landscapes, night, food, sunset, sunrise and lot of different scenes. And can even apply the image processing based on the scene to make the shots even better.
Moreover, the camera uses the AI-powered bokeh effect to separate the subject from surrounding to make the shots look more natural and perfect.
On paper, Huawei promises everything that the iPhone X offers and even more. The Mate 10 Pro comes with the EMUI 8.0 along with Android 8.0 Os.
Another excellent feature of the Huawei Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro is that we can use it to power a large display, like a monitor. Something similar to the Samsung Dex or Windows Continuum. Having said that, the Huawei phone doesn’t require a dock and can be straight away plugged into a monitor using a USB type C to HDMI converter.
Also, Huawei promises improved call quality by boosting the call volume using AI. It even has the ability to reduce the background noise in the call, using the neural processing unit.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a price tag of $940 or close to Rs. 65,000 and will go on sale in November 2017.
Huawei Mate 10 – What’s the Difference Vs. Mate 10 PRO?
The crucial difference between the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro is it’s display and form factor. The Mate 10 comes with a 16:9 display resolution and has a 5.9-inch display. It is much broader in comparison to the Mate 10 Pro that offers 18:9 resolution.
Furthermore, it comes with a 5.9 Inch 2560*1440 pixels resolution and has an IPS LCD panel instead of the OLED panel on the Mate 10 Pro.
The fingerprint scanner is at the bottom of the display, unlike the Mate 10 Pro which has it at the back of the device. The other difference is that the Mate 10 gets the 3.5 mm headphone jack which is missing from the Mate 10 Pro.
The Mate 10 has a price tag of $823 or Euro 699 or Rs 54,000 and will be available next month.
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design comes with similar specs and design like the Mate 10 Pro. However, Huawei has made it even more premium and exquisite using the glass uni-body construction, handcrafted exterior. It is exclusively available only in black diamond color.
There is Porsche branding at the back of the device, which is an added symbol of luxury. The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design comes with 6 GB of ram and a massive 256 GB of internal storage.
Notably, it comes with an eye-watering price tag of $1645 or Rs 108,495 and will go on sale later next month.
All the Huawei (Mate 10 Series) phones will be available in some of the European Countries, China, and Saudi Arabia. Although there is no mention of India launch and we are not expecting that to happen at least in 2017.