Huawei’s Flagship Phablet is Fab!
After months of leaks and teasers, Huawei finally unveiled the iteration of their flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate 10. While we’re already accustomed to seeing the big-screened device go beyond having a 6-inch panel, the Mate 10 adopts the current trend in smartphones — a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that measures in at 6.2-inches. The nearly bezel-less device is undoubtedly gorgeous, but have a look at what else it has under the hood.
Huawei Mate 10 specs
- 2.4GHz Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor
- 6 GB of RAM
- 5.9-inch 2K RGBW HDR display; 16:9 screen ratio
- 64 GB/128 GB of expandable storage (up to 256 GB via microSD card)
- 4G, LTE
- Dual SIM
- 20-megapixel + 23-megapixel rear camera, Leica Summilux-H Lenses at f/1.6 aperture, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, PDAF, Laser AF, dual-LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Fingerprint scanner, IP67
- USB Type-C
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 8.0 Orea with EMUI 8
The Mate 10 comes their homegrown Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 that has a dedicated AI chip to help with day-to-day tasks; making the phone more efficient as it learns your usage habits. The partnership with German camera manufacturer, Leica, is also going strong with the Huawei Mate 10 receiving even faster lenses at an aperture of f/1.6 and a significant bump up to its secondary camera to 23-megapixels.
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is armed with their own home-grown Kirin 970 processor that’s aimed at on-machine AI learning. It’s leagues beyond the processors inside the devices of their competitors. With the Kirin 970 processor, Huawei says that both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have minimal performance degradation thanks to the chip’s machine learning capabilities. The processor is also tailored to enhance how the system responds to the user, learning their habits and tweaking how it handles resources available to it depending on a person’s usage model.
Huawei’s AI smarts don’t end with system optimization. The Kirin 970 chipset also enhances photos shot by the phone by recognizing objects that you’re taking photos of and adjusts the camera settings accordingly. The Mate 10 can recognize up to 13 scenes when it’s launched. The AI on the phone can also add more convincing artificial bokeh by intelligently adding bokeh to selfies
The AI on the phone can also add more convincing artificial bokeh by intelligently adding bokeh to selfies much like how Google does it with their Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. . The Mate 10 also has lossless audio capabilities, and uses AI to learn your voice so that it can boost it amid noisy backgrounds for clear and crisp communication when outdoors.
Interestingly, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro has a PC mode, which allows you to use the phone on a display that has a USB Type-C connector which expands the phone’s UI to emulate a PC setup. This is kind of like Samsung’s Dex accessory, without needing additional hardware.
The Mate 10 will come with EMUI 8, and will be one of the first phones that will ship with Google’s latest OS, Android Oreo.
The Huawei Mate 10 will be priced around €699 or around Php 42K without taxes.
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