Both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have an aluminium frame, glass back and front which is slightly bent around the edges and really slim bezels on top and bottom.
There is no word on the pricing and availability of these new devices, but rest assured that the Mate 10 series is expected to hit the UAE stores later this month. An invitation for today’s event featured the line: “Meet the device worth waiting for” and it had an embossed “10” in the background. Yu then unveiled the Kirin 970 at the IFA Keynote in September. The new smartphones come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and supported with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
The phones are also very glass-like and are quite pretty.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Yu confirmed that the company would be going after the high-end of the market. Only time and a more throughout review will tell the truth. There is a Huawei logo on the front of the Mate 10 Pro beneath the screen, but there are no physical buttons. You can use a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse or just use the virtual keyboard and touchpad built into the Mate 10.
Apparently, that last one is a biggie, because its the most notable way Huawei has attempted to smarten up its phone.
Continuing on from the Mate 9 we saw released earlier in the year, the Mate 10 improves on the dual-camera technology that already saw an update in the P10, also released earlier in the year.
In an article for VentureBeat, Blass confirmed that there would be three models in the series, now codenamed Alps, Marcel and Blanc.
The end result is a camera that’s a solid performer from what we’ve seen so far, producing detail-rich images even in the darkest of shooting conditions. As it stands, rumours suggest the Mate 10 will launch for roughly £600 which, if this is indeed the case, will undercut the Note 8 by a considerable margin. From the previous design leaks, we also know it will be very almost bezel-less.
Huawei claims the addition of an NPU into the Kirin 970 increases device performance by 25 times and efficiency by 50 times.
Under the hood, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are powered by the new Kirin 970 chipset, which the company says is the world’s first chipset to integrate artificial intelligence (AI). By leveraging NPU’s ability to quickly identify various objects, the camera can automatically enable the correct mode for scenes including, text, food, snow, plants, portraits, dogs, cats and more. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is priced at Euro 799 (roughly Rs. 61,000), and will be made available in the above listed countries from November as well, with some regions in Europe and Africa in addition. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, just like the Mate 10, sports a dual camera setup on the back, we’re looking at 12-megapixel (RGB) and 20-megapixel (monochrome) snappers (f/1.6 + f/1.6 aperture, 4-in-1 hybrid focus, Huawei hybrid zoom, OIS, PDAF, CAF), which ship with Leica’s lenses on top.
Featuring an all-new HUAWEI FullView Display, the HUAWEI Mate 10 boasts a stunning 5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display, a barely-there-bezel and HDR10 to support vivid colours. span class=”m_-7674064885341801814MsoHyperlink” Mate 10 Pro also features an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 for dynamic video viewing.
The on-board AI is able to recognize the subject of your shots as well as the conditions, adjusting the camera settings on the fly (if you let it) – so if you’re taking a shot of your lunch, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro can spot that and tweak the picture accordingly. The $899 Mate 10 will be on sale November 15 through Vodafone and retail sales in a black 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM, while the $1099 Mate 10 Pro will be out on December 4 only through Optus with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM.
Most excitingly, the phone is expected to be fully bezel-less. There is also a strip on the rear that holds the dual camera along with the fingerprint sensor and Porsche Design logo.
Hopefully, the new chip will be a touch more efficient, too, because battery life wasn’t the Mate 9’s strongest suit. We’re expecting them not to budge from that price but it certainly isn’t a guarantee.
The Mate 10 will come in Blue, Brown, and Black.