After a lot of speculations, rumors, and renders, Huawei has launched their flagship smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro to take on Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro feature near bezel-less displays. Along with the regular variants, Huawei also launched a special Porsche Design Mate 10 as well.
When it comes to the specs, the Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display while the Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160pixels) OLED screen. They both have small bezels on the top and the bottom of the screen with higher screen-to-body ratios of 81.79 and 81.61 percent respectively compared to the iPhone X's 81.36 percent.
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro pack the same processor, HiSilicon Kirin 970. The company claims it to be the first chipset with a neural-network processing unit (NPU). The chipset has several AI features which allow the phone to recognize objects in real-time and apply that in creating artificial bokeh in images and also compensate for motion. Huawei calls the implementation MobileAI, which also allows the phone to instantly translate text, voice, and images into more than 50 languages.
The Mate 10 comes in a single variant 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage, while the Mate 10 Pro is available with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM with 64GB/128GB of internal storage. Memory expansion is available only on the Mate 10. Both the smartphones get the same 4000 mAh battery, though. Huawei has also packed its new fast-charging technology, SuperCharge, on all its new smartphones unveiled today.
As for the cameras, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro again feature the same dual-camera setup, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and 12-megapixel RGB sensor, supporting OIS, Phase Detection autofocus combined with contrast based autofocus and laser autofocus along with depth autofocus. All this is further amped up with Leica optics. Up front, the selfie shooter gets a fixed focus 8 MP sensor.
Both phones will be available in dual-SIM as well as single-SIM variants. However, only the Mate 10 has a 3.5-mm headphone jack. These run on Huawei's own EMUI 8.0 skin based on Android Oreo out of the box.
The Huawei Porsche Design Mate 10, will only be available in a single variant with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The rest of the specs are similar to the Mate 10 Pro. It also comes with a custom Porsche Design UI along with a USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter and custom leather case within the box.
The Mate 10 carries a price tag of EUR 699 (roughly Rs. 53,400) and Mate 10 Pro will come in at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 61,000). If you want the special edition Porsche Design Mate 10, you will have to shell out EUR 1,395 (roughly Rs. 1,06,600). The devices will hit the market in November as a first run in Australia, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE. The Mate 10 Pro might come to some selected regions in Europe and Africa as well.