Huawei formally unveiled their newest “intelligence machines” in 2017, namely: the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. The company decides to name them this to differentiate between the products and the crop of excellent telephones that year. Yet, what are they trying to distinguish with? As for artificial intelligence?
Huawei Mate 10 And Mate 10 Pro: Artificial Intelligence
Are new phones not already equipped with AI like Google’s Pixel phones, for example? Indeed, but Huawei’s latest flagships work differently on the hardware. Both mobile phones are fitted with the latest Kirin 970 octa-core lightning-fast processor combined with Huawei’s Neural Network processing units.
“As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily life,” said Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, in a statement. “AI can enhance the user experience; provide valuable services and improve product performance.”
Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro: Specs
The Pro is a more fascinating model between the two, and in fact, it is the “main” one. It has a 6-inch screen versus the 5.9-inch panel of the Mate 10 but on all sides, with smaller bezels. However, they are distinctly different from one another.
There is no home button in front of Mate 10 Pro‘s screen. The fingerprint scanner was moved to the back portion of the phone, just below the dual vertical cameras. Whereas the Mate 10 has a home button, which serves as a scanner for fingerprints.
The Mate 10 Pro has 2,160 x 1,080 resolution, which is slightly lower than the 2,560 x 1,440 resolution of the Mate 10, but CNET states that the displays don’t look significantly different from one another.
The cameras on both devices are identical: a dual-lens system consisting of a monochrome sensor of 20 megapixels and an RGB sensor of 12 megapixels with optical image stabilization. There’s a selfie shooter with 8 megapixels, too. The dual cameras, like the LG V30, are at an f/1.6 aperture. But here’s the kicker: both cameras are f/1.6 each, while on the V30, only one is.
Apart from design, the key differences lie in the strength. The Mate 10 has just 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage; it requires up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage from the Mate 10 Pro. Yet both have a SuperCharge technology 4,000 mAh battery and run the new EMUI 8.0 from Huawei, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Huawei Mate 10 And Mate 10 Pro: Summary
The Huawei Mate 10 is the most developed smartphone ever made by the company. However, Huawei is really bringing its A-game with the Mate 10, still offering the most compelling challenge to rival devices such as Note 8, Pixel 2, and V30. The brand name of Huawei may not yet be as prominent in the West as the company would like it to be, but devices such as the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will help turn that around.