Chinese based Huawei has announced a new set of smartphones, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. Both come with bigger screens, next to no bezel space along the edges and new AI hardware that they claim will improve performance in that arena.
Huawei Mate 10 Technical Specs
One of the biggest features promoted with this release is the larger screen size. The Mate 10 comes with a 5.9-inch 2560 x 1440, 499 ppi resolution LCD, hosting a 16:9 ratio. The image is nice and crisp and among one of the higher ends on a market that still defaults to a lower standard. While it won’t be enough to attract more casual media viewers, if you want really high resolution quality you should be happy with this model and future Huawei phones.
Under the hood we see a Kirin 970 Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 and A73 CPU, with 4 GB of RAM. It comes with 64 GB of on board storage and a microSD expandable maximum of 256 GB.
Other features include a screen based fingerprint sensor, front facing 8 MP camera and a back facing 20 MP + 12 MP dual camera and 4000 mAh battery.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Technical Specs
Huawei seems to be following by the Apple model like so many other brands these days. The Mate 10 Pro is very similar to its twin, with only a few upgrades to speak of.
The screen is 6″, which is very little difference to get excited about. The resolution is 2160 x 1080, 402 ppi with an 18:9 ratio that actually makes the picture less clear and a little more awkward. Why they chose to go that way is hard to say, but it makes the Pro less desirable than the Mate 10 for graphicphiles.
All of the other specs are pretty much the same, except you can purchase a 128 GB storage version and it comes with 6 GB RAM. This does give a bit more oomph that could set it apart by performance alone.
But here is the major difference that will work against the Pro: not only does it not have expandable microSD storage, it doesn’t have a headphone jack. The Mate 10 has both, begging the question of why Huawei would take two things they know consumers like, after the backlash against brands that removed them, then choose to take them out of their more “professional” and expensive model. It is a strange decision, indeed.
If you want to get the Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro you are looking at €699 ($824) and €799 ($942) respectively. According to The Verge there will also be a Porsche model going for €1,395 ($1,645) for people who like literally throwing money away. Full release is rumored for November, but no official date has been listed.