Huawei has officially taken the wraps off their latest flagship series called the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones. The new devices come equipped with the brightest aperture cameras, a powerful processor with advanced machine learning and large displays and more.
While the new smartphones share the same specifications internally, there are some differences with respect to the body dimensions and screen size. The Mate 10 comes with a 5.9-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and 16:9 aspect ratio. The slightly bigger Huawei Mate 10 Pro packs a 6-inch AMOLED display with the same QHD resolution and a larger 18:9 aspect ratio. That said, the display of the Mate 10 features a brightness of 499ppi, which is higher than 402ppi of the Mate 10 Pro’s screen. Interestingly, the Mate 10 Pro is slightly thinner and lighter than the Mate 10, which isn’t much of a surprise because the bigger body can help for a slimmer design. The Mate 10 Pro has a thickness of 7.9mm and weighs 178g, while the Mate 10 is 8.2mm thick and weighs 186g.
Another difference is that the Mate 10 Pro is certified with IP67 for water and dust resistance, while the Mate 10 only comes with the modest IP53 splash proof certification. While the bigger Mate 10 Pro does have better features than its smaller variant, the Mate 10 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, something that Huawei decided to remove on the Pro version.
Now to talk about the common specifications between the two new flagships. Both the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro is powered by the Kirin 970 processor with eight cores (four high-performance cores and four low-power cores as usual). The new smartphones come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and supported with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. That said, the Mate 10 Pro will also come with a 128GB storage model that features 6GB RAM. Huawei also praised about the processor’s machine learning capability that far exceed many flagship smartphones of today’s market. We should also mention that the latest edition of EMUI allows users to connect the new devices to a Display Port monitor for a desktop-like experience and the smartphone also offers split-screen functionality.
You also get the dual Leica cameras on both the smartphones and each of these lenses cover a 12MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. But the main highlight is its aperture that stays at F1.6. This makes Huawei as the second company to use the brightest aperture ever to be used in a smartphone (Yes, LG is the only one to introduce such an aperture on the V30). The front camera holds an 8MP selfie snapper with an f2 aperture. Additionally, both the smartphones pack a large 4000 mAh battery onboard with TUV certified Huawei Super Charge via the USB Type-C port.
There is no word on the pricing and availability of these new devices, but rest assured that the Mate 10 series is expected to hit the UAE stores later this month. We will update you once the new smartphones are announced so stay tuned for more.
UPDATE: The Huawei Mate 10 is priced at AED 3100, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for AED 3500 and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 for AED 6050.