We already want to be mates with the Mate 10. Here's why.
If you’re aware of the quietly impressive features of Huawei’s P and Mate smartphones, you’ll be pretty intrigued by Mate 10 Pro. We’ve taken a peek, and we have some seriously exciting details to share.
The Mate 9 attracted our attention with its jumbo 5.9 inch screen, but Huawei has gone one better with a practically-bezelless 6 inch display. It’s the binge-watcher’s dream (especially if Go Binge is letting you chomp your way through Netflix’s near-infinite box set list without any damage to your data allowance).
Those troublesome bezels have been stretched to the bare minumum for an almost edge-to-edge screen finish; you get a superb 2160×1080 pixel screen with 1080p AMOLED resolution.
Huawei’s partnership with the German camera manufacturer Leica has allowed them to harness 93 years of photographic expertise for its lenses – clever move, guys! They’ve gone one step further with the Mate 10 Pro, which boasts impressive 20 MP monochrome and 12MP RCB sensors, with f/1.6 aperture. Including all the Huawei classics, like hybrid autofocus, smile detection, panorama and LED flash – the Mate 10 Pro also allows users to take advantage Huawei’s advanced Portrait mode.
What we love about the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro, however, is its clever use of machine learning. The phone contains the Kirin 970 – the world’s first AI processor for smartphones. This means that many of the camera’s features can adapt and learn, including an AI powered Bokeh effect, digital zoom, real-time scene analysis and object recognition. The Mate 10 Pro can optimise photo settings on the go, making it a powerful and agile piece of camera tech.
What can you do with a 4,000mAh battery? Plenty. Despite the fact that the battery lasts for ages without charging, our favourite feature is the clever use of that Kirin 970 AI chip again. The so-called ‘smart’ battery management system will grow to understand your personal phone behaviours, and intelligently allocate resource so that you’re not wasting precious phone energy on apps and processors that you’re not using. This means that every blip of phone juice goes even further. Nice one, Huawei.