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Huawei Mate 10 flagship launched, to arrive in PH end-October

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HUAWEI’S big-screen flagship for 2017 is now official, and it’s arguably the most exciting entry to the Mate series yet.

The Huawei Mate 10 is new both inside and out, and features a new design language, as well as a fresh, AI-backed user interface based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It also houses a powerful processor never been used before in any smartphone.

The back of the phone has a two-tone finish, with the main camera system sitting on the darker portion of the unibody casing. Speaking of the back-facing setup, Huawei has opted to stick with a pair of optics co-developed with Leica and color and monochrome sensors, similar to what it did with the Mate 9.

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The pixel count remains high at 20 and 8 megapixels, though the Huawei Mate 10 gets a wide aperture of f/1.6 from the primary camera. There’s 2x optical or lossless zoom, too, for taking detailed photos from a distance. The front-facer comes in at a decent 8 megapixels, with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

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A 6-inch LCD screen fronts the display, and the resolution has been bumped 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, from a 1080p affair. As with most other flagships today, the Mate 10 has thin bezels from top to bottom, though the chin of the phone is more pronounced because of a hardware home button that doubles as a fingerprint reader. So yeah, say goodbye to that Huawei branding below the display.

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It gets most interesting inside, as the Mate 10 uses Huawei’s new Kirin 970 processor, which introduces the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU to the market. The graphics is said to offer up to a 40 percent boost compared with the older Mali-G71 chip. It’s built using a 10nm process, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Apple A11 Bionic chips, so expect some gains in terms of power efficiency as well.

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More interestingly, the Kirin 970 includes an NPU, or neural-processing unit, which performs artificial intelligence or AI tasks faster and with less power, allowing for better motion detection and real-time scene selection for the camera, among other things.

The Huawei Mate 10 uses the new Kirin 970 processor, which introduces the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU to the market. It includes a neural-processing unit, which performs artificial intelligence or AI tasks faster and with less power.

On the software side, the Mate 10 introduces Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 Android skin on top of Oreo. The Smart Screen feature will run two apps simultaneously on the native display or on a monitor, in a desktop environment, when the phone is plugged directly into the monitor using a cable. You can still use the phone as normal, but doing so will drain the battery much faster while powering an external display.

No need to dock the Huawei Mate 10. Taking a swing at the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8?

The Huawei Mate 10 will first arrive in select European and Asian countries, including the Philippines, later this month for 699 euros, or about P42,204 or $824.

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The Huawei Mate 10

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Reviews editor: Ramon “Monch” Lopez has almost 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.