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    October 16, 2017

    Huawei launches the Mate 10 in standard and Pro flavours

    Huawei Mate 10

    Huawei has officially revealed its new flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 – which arrives with an AI-powered processor and an edge-to-edge display.

    Leaks may have outed what we could expect from Huawei’s newest flagship, but now the Chinese company has proceeded to officially launch its newest flagship. Enter, then, the Mate 10 – an AI-powered smartphone that debuts in both standard and Pro flavoured.

    Evolving the paradigm beyond a ‘smaller’ and ‘larger’ duo – which was perhaps best represented in the company’s recent P10 and P10 Plus partnership -the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro sport a similar design with subtle differences aimed to appeal at the high-end of the market.

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    The Mate 10 arrives with a 5.9″ display, while the Pro variant accommodates an extra inch at 6″. Predictably, both phones arrive with an edge-to-edge display – the first line out of Huawei’s smartphone range to ship without large top and bottom bezels. Where the standard Mate 10 bears an HDR-ready LCD display with a resolution of 2560×1440, the Pro carries an OLED 2560×1440 display.

    Where the Mate 10 has a front-facing fingerprint scanner, the Pro variant has a rear-facing scanner (pictured above) housed beneath its dual-camera array and benefits from IP67 dust and water resistance.

    Both phones accommodate 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while purchasers of the Pro variant will have the option of selecting an additional 6GB variant with 128GB of storage.

    Both devices run on Huawei’s new Kirin 970 chipset, which serves as an NPU (neural processing unit) – similarly to Apple’s recently announced A11 Bionic chipset.

    Huawei has always had a tendency to cram in massive batteries into its devices, and the Mate 10 is little different; somehow fitting a whopping 4,000mAh unit beneath its display.

    Huawei Mate 10 Colours

    Both the standard and Pro Mate 10 accommodate the same rear-facing camera array, namely being equipped with 20-megapixel monochrome and 12-megapixel colour sensor. An 8-megapixel selfie camera also debuts.

    In similar fashion, both handsets will arrive with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard, with EMUI 8.0 atop. In commonality, both will lack a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    The standard Mate 10 will be available in Mocha Brown, Black, Champagne Gold, and Pink Gold, while the Pro will be available in unique colour options such as Midnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, and Pink Gold.

    We’re presently awaiting word on local pricing, and will be sure to update this article as news updates.

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