Huawei Introduces Its new Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro Smartphones

By Staff  |  10/16/2017

Huawei has officially unveils its latest smartphone update, the new Mate 10 Series.

The new lineup actually consists of two editions: the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, while a collaborative model with Porsche Design is also coming in limited quantities.

The Chinese brand follows the new trend of nearly bezel-less design, while  referring to the smartphone as "breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware", which includes its new Kirin 970 chipset and EMUI 8.0.

One of our favorite highlights is its new dual camera system that the company developed in partnership with iconic camera brand Leica. It combines 12-megapixel RGB + 20-megapixel monochrome sensors, optical image stabilization (OIS), dual lenses with a large aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered Bokeh Effect and AI-powered digital zoom. It also features AI-powered real-time object recognition, which automatically chooses camera settings based on the object and scene.

The main difference between the two phones are screen size and shape. The Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch 2560 x 1440 LCD, while the Mate 10 Pro’s display is a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED. Oddly, the Pro feels smaller, due to the narrower 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Huawei Mate 10 Series will launch in Europe for €699 ($824) for the Mate 10, €799 ($942) for the Mate 10 Pro, and €1,395 ($1,645) for the Porsche Design Mate 10 Pro. However, a release date has not been announced, nor has plans for a U.S. launch.