Huawei officially introduced its latest flagship smartphone this year, named Mate 10 Pro at an event in Munich yesterday. Fortunately, we had a chance to take a quick look at this new phone. After the first impression, it’s set to be a worthy successor to the Huawei Mate 9. Here is a brief overview of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Design and build quality
Huawei has blown a new wind into the Mate design with the Mate 10 Pro. This fantastic design comes at the expense of the durability. Huawei broke the designed trend by using a glaze on both the front and rear of Mate 10. It’s pity as the headphone jack also becomes a victim of the new high-gloss finish. But the Mate Pro still features the IP67 certification for dust and water resistance.
However, the Pro version now does not come with dual-edge design. There is only the rear that features a curved glass surface, making device slimmer than it is. Across the back, there is a “Signature Stripe” to decorate the main camera area as well as offers the Mate series a new trademark look.
The above and below bezels of the display shrink to a few millimeters. The new 2:1 aspect ratio gives a 6-inch display in a body that can accommodate only a 5.5-inch display over the previous models.
Similar to the Mate 9 Pro / Porsche Design, the Mate 10 Pro is still equipped an AMOLED FullHD display, giving a pixel density of 403 ppi with the new 18:9 aspect ratio and relying on Android’s integrated split-screen system so that it will take advantage of the new widescreen format.
In terms of hardware feature, the new Kirin 970 SoC will come with more energy-efficient than its predecessor, Kirin 960 will as it’s based on 10nm technology, though the CPU and GPU remain unchanged. The Mate 10 Pro only offers the performance advantage from the Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which is specifically designed for future AR and VR tasks.
Huawei has cooperated with Microsoft and has pre-installed a translator app on its Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This app can translate text modules from one language into another of forty different languages at lightning speeds without needing an internet connection. Like many 2017 flagships, the Mate 10 is equipped a128 GB UFS-2.1 memory, which is fast and plentiful. But a MicroSD slot still misses on Mate 10 Pro, just like the Mate 9 Pro/Porsche Design.
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The Mate 10 will run on the EMUI 8 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. This new version provides drastic artificial intelligence enhancements along with the Oreo features. But EMUI 8 will need more time for more detailed testing.
There a little change about camera hardware front on Mate 10 Pro over what on the Mate 9. It’s equipped two f/1.6 optics from Leica Summilux-H brand with two individual sensors. The black-and-white resolution reaches to 20 megapixels, while this figure of the RGB sensor is only 12 megapixels, but it comes with an optical image stabilizer.
Mate 9’s camera achieved a lot of good feedback from users about the Bokeh effect, and now on Mate 10 Pro, it is used more intelligently and accurately. For selfies camera, it features the f/2.0 fixed focus snapshot. Huawei also added a focus effect which is unlike in older versions as it can now detect groups cleverly.
The Mate 10 Pro is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with the Huawei’s proprietary Safe SuperCharge technology. When the phone is fully charged, it is expected to provide 20 hours for video playback or 2.4 days for the mixed use. But wireless charging is sadly missing on this phone and the battery is not easy to replace.
Here is the brief overview of the Mate 10 Pro. What do you think about Huawei’s big release? Will the Mate 10 Pro live up to your expectations? Let us know in the comment.