At the global launch event in Munich, Germany, today, Huawei unveiled its latest flaghsip smartphone – the Huawei Mate 10 Series. It was during IFA Berlin, when Huawei introduced its first AI mobile chipset, the Kirin 970. The new Huawei Mate 10 Series launched today feature the very AI mobile chipset, built into three new devices – the Mate 10, the Mate 10 Pro, and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10.
The new phones also feature the new EMUI 8.0, along with a new Leica Dual Camera module. “As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily life. AI can enhance user experience, provide valuable services and improve product performance,” said Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The Huawei Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent smartphones.”
The key features of the new Huawei Mate 10 Series include:
- Kirin 970, the world’s first AI processor for smartphones with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU).
- A 3D Glass Body featuring a barely-there-bezel, Huawei FullView Display and HDR10 supported technology for intensely vivid and brighter colours.
- TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certified Huawei SuperCharge and 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered battery management.
- New Leica Dual Camera with SUMMILUX-H lenses, with both featuring an aperture of f/1.6, and intelligent photography including AI-powered real-time scene and object recognition and AI-powered bokeh effect.
- An all-new EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are the first devices powered by the new Kirin 970 processor. The company says that the new devices deliver AI enhancements for a faster, more customised mobile experience. The Kirin 970 features an octa-core ARM Cortex CPU, a first-to-market Mali-G72 12-core GPU and the first NPU designed specifically for a mobile device. “The specialised NPU, combined with Huawei’s HiAI mobile computing platform, means the Kirin 970 delivers 25x better performance and 50x greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks, compared to four Cortex-A73 cores,” said the company in a statement.
The Mate 10 also comes with Huawei’s very own FullView Display, which features a 5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display, with HDR10 support. The 6-inch Huawei Mate 10 Pro meanwhile features an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 for dynamic video viewing.
New Leica Dual Camera
Huawei has again partnered with Leica to co-engineer the dual-lens camera for the Huawei Mate 10 Series. They combine 12-megapixel RGB + 20-megapixel monochrome sensors, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), dual lenses with a large aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered bokeh effect and AI-powered digital zoom. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro also pack a 4000 mAh battery.
The Huawei Mate 10 will come with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM and will be available late October 2017 for an asking price of €699 (AED 3,100 approx.). The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be available with 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM and will be available starting mid-November 2017 for an asking price of €799 (AED 3,500 approx.). The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be available with 256GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM and will be available starting mid-November 2017 for an asking price of €1395 (AED 6,050 approx.).