During IFA Berlin, Huawei introduced its first AI mobile chipset, the Kirin 970. At a global launch event in Munich earlier this week, Huawei announced the Mate 10 Series, which will offer new AI mobile applications.
The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro combine the Kirin 970 chipset and EMUI 8.0. The Huawei Mate 10 Series continues to provide superior product performance and long-lasting battery life, while integrating New Leica Dual Camera technology.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu said, “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. The Huawei Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent smartphones.”
Huawei Mate 10 smartphone
The specialised NPU, combined with Huawei’s innovative HiAI mobile computing platform, means the Kirin 970 delivers 25 times better performance and 50 times greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks, compared to four Cortex-A73 cores. The Huawei Mate 10 Series is also the world’s fastest smartphone supporting super-fast LTE connectivity and download speeds.
With an all-new Huawei FullView Display, the Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display, barely-there-bezel and HDR10. The 6-inch Mate 10 Pro features an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10.
The devices also feature a 3D Glass Body curved on all four sides for an ergonomic hold. The back of the devices feature a reflective band design to highlight the New Leica Dual Camera. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is also IP67 water and dust resistant.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro does away with a physical home button
Huawei has again partnered with Leica to co-engineer the dual lens camera for the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. They combine 12-megapixel RGB + 20-megapixel monochrome sensors, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), dual lenses with the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered Bokeh Effect and AI-powered Digital Zoom.
The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery featuring a smart battery management system that understands user behaviour and intelligently allocates resources to maximise battery life. It supports 4.5V / 5A low-voltage fast charging, powering the device from 1% to 20% in 10 minutes, and 1% to 58% in 30 minutes. Additionally, Huawei SuperCharge is the world’s first fast charging technology to receive TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certification, ensuring safe end-to-end charging.
The Huawei Mate 10 will be available in black from November 15, 2017 for an SRP of $899 at Vodafone and open channel. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be available in blue from December 4, 2018 for an SRP $1,099 at Optus.