HUAWEI unveils the long-awaited HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro
Introducing the next era of mobile smartphones equipped with the world's first Kirin AI processor inside to deliver a faster, more customised mobile experience
MUNICH – October 16, 2017 – During an exclusive global launch held at Munich, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group today unveiled its highly-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, which will open the door to new AI mobile applications. The new HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware, the Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.0. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series continues its legacy of superior product performance and long-lasting battery life, while integrating new Leica dual camera technology.
"As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily life. AI can enhance user experience, provide valuable services and improve product performance", said Richard Yu, CEO, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group. "The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent smartphones."
The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro key features include:
• Kirin 970, the world’s first AI processor for smartphones with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU);
• A 3D Glass Body featuring an almost bezel-less design, HUAWEI FullView Display and HDR10 Supported technology for intensely vivid and brighter colours;
• TÜV Safety Certified HUAWEI SuperCharge and 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered Battery Management;
• New Leica Dual Camera with SUMMILUX-H lenses, both featuring an aperture of f/1.6 and intelligent camera including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and AI-powered Bokeh;
• An all-new, simplified EMUI 8.0 based on Android™ 8.0.
A New, Mobile AI Computing Architecture for Intelligent Mobile Experiences
The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are the first devices powered by the new Kirin 970 processor, delivering AI enhancements for a faster, more customised mobile experience. The Kirin 970 is built using an advanced TSMC 10 nm semiconductor manufacturing process, and features an octa-core ARM Cortex CPU, a first-to-market Mali G72 12-core GPU and the first NPU designed specifically for a mobile device. The Kirin 970 also has a new dual ISP for AI-powered intelligent camera.
The specialised NPU, combined with HUAWEI’s innovative AI mobile computing architecture, means the Kirin 970 delivers 25 x better performance and 50 x greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks, compared to four Cortex-A73 cores.¹. The HUAWEI Mate Series is also the world’s fastest smartphone supporting super-fast LTE connectivity and download speeds. The device comes with the world’s first dual 4G SIM support and dual VoLTE connections.
By combining individual and collective intelligence for on-device AI, the new HUAWEI Mate Series delivers real-time responses to users, including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and an AI Accelerated Translator. The Kirin 970 is an open mobile AI computing platform for third parties to create new and imaginative AI applications, which extends HUAWEI’s processing capabilities to the entire value chain.
Design Qualities for New Levels of Sophistication and Comfort
With an all-new HUAWEI FullView Display, the HUAWEI Mate 10 features a stunning 5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display, an almost bezel-less design and HDR10 to support vivid colours. The 6-inch HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro features an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 for dynamic video viewing.
The iconic devices feature a 3D Glass Body, beautifully and symmetrically curved on all four sides for an ergonomic hold. The back of the devices features a reflective band design to highlight the new Leica dual camera.
The HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro is also IP67 Water and Dust Resistant.
New Leica Dual Camera and AI-powered Battery Management for the Next Era of Smartphone Use
HUAWEI has again partnered with Leica to co-engineer dual lenses for the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro. It combines 12-megapixel RGB + 20-megapixel monochrome sensors, an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), dual lenses with the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered Bokeh Effect and AI-powered Digital Zoom. The new AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition, which automatically chooses camera settings based on the object and scene, supports an advanced AI-powered Digital Zoom function with AI Motion Detection for clearer portraits and sharper pictures.
The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery featuring a smart battery management system that understands user behaviour and intelligently allocates resources to maximise battery life. It supports 4.5 V / 5 A low-voltage super charging, powering the device from 1 percent to 20 percent in 10 minutes, and from 1 percent to 58 percent in 30 30 minutes.² Additionally, HUAWEI SuperCharge is the world’s first fast charging technology to receive TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certification, ensuring safe end-to-end charging.
The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will launch with HUAWEI’s all-new EMUI 8.0 powered by Android™ 8.0. Features include an AI Engine to fully leverage the capabilities of the Kirin 970; an AI Accelerated translator to deliver faster and more accurate interactive translation for a smoother communication experience; an easy projection feature to connect the new HUAWEI Mate Series to a larger screen; support for a full desktop experience – either mirroring or extending the smartphone display like a PC.
The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will be launched in the Levant Market soon.
¹Based on HUAWEI's labouratory testing results.
²Based on HUAWEI labouratory testing results. In the test, the device was charged from 1 percent battery with the display off, through the HUAWEI Super charger and cable, in an environment with a 4G network, 25°C temperature, and relatively humidity of 45-80 percent.