Huawei in Munich Germany finally and officially unveiled the new Huawei Mate 10 series of devices. These new handsets is a step up both for its predecessor and the company’s primary flagship the P10 series. It has all the power it needs to work at top performance with the world’s first AI infused microprocessor thanks to the all-new Kirin 970 chip. It also brought Huawei into the limelight of big and wide-angle displays.
The event didn’t just announced one but three new handsets with all of which are top performing devices with the latest technologies in the industry. These devices are the Huawei Mate 10, the top of the line Mate 10 Pro and the special edition Mate 10 Porsche Design.
Huawei Mate 10
Sitting at the base of the throne is the regular Mate 10, a Mate 10 device will all the traditional smartphone concept design with the Home button on the front that also housed the fingerprint sensor and there’s a 3.5mm jack which is absent to the other two variants. It comes with a 5.9-inch display with an Aspect ratio of 18:9 that Huawei calls a FullView display. It has a QHD+ resolution of 2560 x 1440 with 499 ppi.
Under the hood is the world’s first AI powered Kirin 970 Chipset with a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU). It comes with a standard 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Among the three new handsets, the Mate 10 will be the only device to include a microSD card slot that accepts of up to 256GB of memory.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Starting from where the Mate 10 left off, the Mate 10 Pro also incorporates Huawei’s FullView display with an 18:9 Aspect ratio. While both the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro shares the same display aspect ratio, the Pro variant stretches a little further with its 6.0-inch display together with the removal of the home button and the fingerprint sensor on the front. These gives a unique perspective of a widescreen display but there’s a catch, the display resolution on the Pro variant goes for a 2160 x 1080. It sounds a little crazy but you’ll get a FullHD+ experience on the Pro variant contrary to the Mate 10’s QHD+ display.
It has the same Kirin 970 chipset at the heart of the handset but users will have the option to choose between a 4GB/64GB or a heftier 6GB/128GB of RAM and storage combos. Unlike the regular Mate 10, the Mate 10 Pro lacks a microSD card slot so that means, users are stuck with whatever storage variant they’ve opt into when purchasing the device.
Huawei Mate 10 | Porsche Design
Premium, Classy and Sleek, that’s what you would describe this special edition Mate 10 device. A partnership with Porsche Design inspired from a Porsche 911 performance and design, the handset comes with its own exclusive black automotive finish with its own signature design. It takes all what the Mate 10 Pro has on its sleeve from its FullView display and up to the internals. However, while the Mate 10 Pro tops at 128GB of storage, the Porsche Design version ships with 256GB.
The handset is basically customized version of the Mate 10 Pro with an exclusive Porsche Design aesthetics and a double the size storage from the top-tier Mate 10 Pro. It also has a different design on the back to keep its distance from the Mate 10’s and users will also have access to an exclusive set of UI elements and wallpapers.
Huawei Mate 10 Series
The new Huawei Mate 10 launched with the latest Kirin 970 chipset and is the world’s first chipset with AI functionalities thanks to its on-board Neural Processing Unit (NPU). It has an 8-Core processors with four of which are Cortex-A73 running at 2.36GHz and another four cores of Cortex A53 running at 1.8GHz with an i7 coprocessor. Graphics intensive needs from apps shouldn’t be a problem for the new handset as it comes with a 12-core Mali-G72 MP2 Graphics chip for smooth and optimum performance.
With NPU built-in right into the chipset, performance are 25% more than the conventional and efficiencies of up to 50% compared to a standard Cloud-based computing and are more secured. AI technology on these Mate 10 devices learns uses machine learning processes to learn about you as you use the device and provides an instant boost and certain optimizations based on your usage statistics.
Standard and safety on smartphone batteries has recently been one of the most important aspects. A 4000mAh power supply is embedded right into the core of these Mate 10 devices. AI also plays an important role in keeping the battery in check with Smart battery management minimizing power-waste while maximizing battery-life.
It also includes Huawei’s SuperCharge technology where devices can have a whole day of use with a single 20-minute recharge. Moreover, the new Huawei Mate 10 devices comes with a 15-Layer Safety system certified by TÜV Rheinland. Basically, this prevents batteries from bloating out, bursting into flames or even explode.
Camera has become the essential part of every smartphone devices. Huawei puts its importance at the forefront with Leica as partner for the best possible imaging performance for mobile devices. With strict implementation of quality and standards, the Mate 10 series has the most advanced imaging sensors in the market.
The dual-lens camera system is a pair of a 12 Megapixel RGB sensor and a 20 Megapixel Monochrome sensor with a f/1.6 Aperture lenses for the most beautiful images coming from a smartphone even in low-light and moving objects. It has an Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Hybrid AutoFocus, a 2x Lossless Zoom and of course the Leica Optics.
It operates together with its built-in AI algorithms for optimum performance and instant scene and object recognition and provide the ideal settings in real-time. With dual cameras and AI, The Huawei Mate 10 improves your portrait images with Bokeh effect by automatically shifting the focal point of the photograph.
The Front camera comes with an 8 Megapixel sensor with f/2.0 Aperture and is also AI driven to take the best Selfies you’ll probably can.
Another use of AI comes to communication needs, the Mate 10 series with AI built-in will capture even the softest whisper on the device and have it delivered to the other end of the line. Spoken words are intelligently enhanced while ambient noise are filtered out for better conversation and calling experience.
The Mate 10 series of devices also supports real-time translations from voice conversations, texts and even with photos with up to 50+ Languages built into the device.
Another neat feature on the Huawei Mate 10 devices is its water and dust resistance. The regular Mate 10 comes with an IP53 which can only take light water splashes and dust resistance. For the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche Design edition, Huawei includes an IP67 rating for a full dust and Waterproofing of up to 1 meter underwater for 30 mins. So the choice of what to get based on protection will also have to do with its IP ratings at this point.
Finally, Huawei Mate 10 devices gets to boot the latest EMIU 8.0 of Huawei interface which is based on Oreo. It’s also one of the first devices in the market to came right out of the box with Android 8.0 (Oreo), so you have all the necessary Android 8.0 features before everybody else.
It’s underlying software enable users to connect to a compatible display through a DisplayPort interface called “Easy Projection” for immersive desktop-like working environment together with a wireless mouse and keyboard. While connected, the handset can also be used as a touch pad while working on its desktop environment.
Pricing + Availability
The regular Huawei Mate 10 will be available later this month and will be priced around 699 Euros with color options: Mocha Brown/Black/Champagne Gold. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro on the other hand will arrive in the market by the middle of November with prices up to 799 Euros and the color option available for the handset are Midnight Blue, Titanium Grey, Mocha Brown and Pink Gold.
The Porsche Design Mate 10 edition will be released soon after the Mate 10 Pro hits the market and will cost at a whopping 1,395 Euros and will be available in a single exclusive Diamond Black color finish.