Huawei has established itself as one of the fastest Android brand, and for good reason — their premium devices, innovation and affordability are all to thank for that, and the Chinese company has just announced its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, the highest-spec models in Huawei’s flagship line.
The most noticeable aspect of both models is that Huawei has followed Samsung and Apple’s leads by making the screen bezels as thin as possible, giving the impression that the front of the phone is very nearly all-screen. The Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch QHD resolution screen, while the Pro comes with a 6-inch 18:9 ratio AMOLED display, but fantastic screens are essentially an industry standard at this point.
The biggest addition for the Mate series is the Kirin 970 chipset, which incorporates a new processor, faster GPU, and an NPU (neural-network processing unit) into the package. The NPU is the key part, as it adds a machine-learning AI component that Huawei has implemented as a measure to decrease performance degradation native to Android devices. Huawei has recognised the quicker deprecation of phone performance and hope to arrest that decrease by using this NPU, which learns its user’s habits and optimises the UI to speedily access frequently used functions.
Huawei’s phones are also renowned for having impressive camera setups, and the Mate 10 is no different. Both models feature a dual rear-camera configuration, with a 12MP colour sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor, which picks up enhanced detail. Their collaboration with Leica has resulted in impressive camera performance — definitely a draw for those who need good camera performance from their smartphones.
In terms of its specs, it doesn’t really break the mould, and similarly spec’d devices are available from other Android brands. However, the primary novelty is the machine-learning NPU that Huawei claims will significantly reduce the drop of its performance over time, making for a more future-proof phone. That claim will have to be tested once the phone is released, but it’s promising that they’re dedicating hardware R&D to remedy that gripe.
For those keen on a new phone, and who expect superior performance from their devices, the Huawei’s might be an option worth considering.
Huawei Mate 10 Specs:
5.9in QHD LCD (499ppi)
Kirin 970 Octa-Core Chipset
4GB RAM/64GB Storage (MicroSD slot)
12MP colour/20MP monochrome 4K Video Capture
Metal frame, glass body designed with Corning Gorilla Glass
Remember, the trusty team over at WeFix specialise in Huawei, Samsung, and Apple repairs, so if you’re in need of a touch-up on your Huawei device, check out the weFix online store and Tweet them at @weFix to say hi!