Huawei Unveils The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro
Today Huawei announce their latest entries into the Mate series, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. Both are packing some premium specs but do have some major differences between the two of them.
Starting with the Mate 10 which comes with a 5.9 inch LCD with QHD resolution. The new Kirin 970 octa-core processor with an NPU (neural processing unit) that adds an AI experience to the Mate 10, especially in mobile photography. The cameras on the Mate 10 is configured with a Lecia dual camera setup with one lens at 12 MP f/1.6 and a 2nd 20 MP monochrome lens also with a f/1.6 aperture with OIS. AI comes into play here with your phone being able to recognize what you are taking a photo of and changing the settings to match it. So if you’re taking a picture of food for your Instagram feed, the phone will know to go into food mood to take the best photo.
For the rest of the specs, we get 4 GB of RAM, with 64 GB of storage, micro SD card support, dual-sim, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, front fingerprint sensor Gigabit LTE, USB C with fast charging, no wireless charging for either model. The phone also comes with a massive 4,000 mAH battery and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Now as far as the Mate 10 Pro, this is where specs get interesting. The display on the Mate 10 Pro will be 6″ AMOLED display with what seems to be a slightly lower resolution and lower PPI but does come in the new 18:9 aspect ratio that most flagship phones come with this year. The fingerprint sensor is on the rear which is something I prefer. But there is no headphone jack or a micro SD card slot, but you do get 6 GB of ram and 128 GB of storage. All other specs are the same as the Mate 10, and both will also run EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0.
Pricing and availability for the US are currently not known, but it has been mentioned that most likely the Mate 10 Pro will be the only version that launches in the US.
Powerful specs are coming from Huawei here with the Mate. However there are some confusion choices on the pro with the removal of the headphone jack, which I’ll always ding a company for cause there isn’t a real reason to remove it, but also display resolution, and DPI choice on the pro is an odd as well. But I”m very excited to try out that camera since the Mate series has been known to take some excellent photos and I’ll be interested in the build quality with the Mate 10 joining the glass party.