The Huawei Mate series represents the company’s most high powered and longest lasting battery smartphones. This year, Huawei partnered with Jumia to launch two devices, they include Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. Apart from their signature ultra-performance and battery life, Huawei doubled down on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build a device that adapts to your surroundings.
Last year, AI was used in the Mate series to ensure that the performance of the device gets better over time by learning and giving priority to apps and services that the owner uses most often. This time round, the series come with an integrated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), the first of its kind on android. It will enable the Kirin 970 processor to have 25x better performance and 50x greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks compared to similar processors lacking the NPU. AI will be used in many aspects of the device including photography (bokeh effect, real time scene recognition and zooming), battery management, and smart tasks triggered by your surroundings such as giving you a shortcut to the flashlight when device realizes you are in a dark environment with your phone on your hand.
The Mate 10 series will share most of the features such as a dual rear camera tuned by Leica, a leading German high end camera manufacturer. It will be a 12MP dual sensor, one of which will be monochrome (black and white) to assist in low lit photography. The sensor has a f/1.6 aperture which is the widest available on phones right now and one which contributed to the super high score the Mate 10 Pro got on DxO Mark rankings. The two devices will also share the Kirin 970 CPU with the dedicate NPU as well as the all new Mali G72 12-core GPU that has appeared first on the Mate 10 series. Lastly, the 4000mAh battery will be packed on both devices as well including the fast SuperCharge feature with AI battery management. Both run on Android 8.0 Oreo sitting under the EMUI 8.0.
Some of the differences between the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro include:
|Huawei Mate 10||Huawei Mate 10 Pro|
|Screen size||5.9 inch (with HDR10)||6.0 inch (with HDR10)|
|Screen resolution||Quad HD 1440 x 2560
Fingerprint on the front
|Full HD (Full screen) 1080 x 2160
Fingerprint on the back
|Screen type||IPS LCD||AMOLED|
|Screen aspect ratio||16:9 aspect ratio||18:9 aspect ratio|
|RAM||4GB RAM||4GB or 6GB|
|Internal storage||64GB||64GB (4GB RAM version)
128GB (6GB RAM version)
|Water and dust resistance||NO||YES (IP67)|
|PRICE||KShs 79,999 (64GB)||KShs 89,999 (128GB)|
You can check out the full specifications here. Online retailer, Jumia, will have a two-week exclusivity of the Mate 10 and the Pro, after which the devices will start appearing in stores including Safaricom Shops.