Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is now officially announced. The main difference between the two smartphones is in screen size and shape. The Mate 10 comes with a 5.9-inch 2560 x 1440 LCD while the Mate 10 Pro’s display is a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED. Both smartphones feature thin bezels at the top and bottom.
The Mate 10 is 8.2mm thick and has a fingerprint sensor below the screen. On the other hand, the Pro is 7.9mm and has its fingerprint sensor at the back. The Pro features IP67 waterproofing and an IR blaster, while the Mate 10 gets a headphone jack and a microSD.
Both smartphones include a Kirin 970 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery, 64GB of storage, and dual cameras with f/1.6 lenses with a 20-megapixel color sensor and a secondary 12-megapixel monochrome sensor. The Pro has an additional variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the Porsche Design model comes with 6GB of RAM and ups the storage to 256GB.
Huawei has developed a desktop docking solution that’s similar to Samsung’s DeX. You can plug your phone directly into a monitor with a cable. The system allows you to use your phone as normal while it’s powering the larger monitor, and there are privacy controls that allow you to stop notifications from popping up.
The new Kirin 970 includes an NPU, or neural processing unit, which is designed to handle tasks related to AI and deep learning. Huawei’s AI processing will be able to significantly reduce the phone’s performance degradation over time. The Mate 10 uses on-device processing to build a model of how you use the phone and allocates resources accordingly with machine learning predicting user behavior.
Both phones come in “mocha brown” or “pink gold,” with additional black and gold finishes for the Mate 10 and blue and gray colorways for the Pro. There’s also a Porsche Design special edition Mate 10 Pro with a “diamond black” finish.
Huawei will cost you European pricing at €699 ($824) for the Mate 10, €799 ($942) for the Mate 10 Pro, and $1,395 ($1,645) for the Porsche Design Mate 10 Pro.