With less than two weeks left from revealing the new Mate 10 series, Chinese handset manufacturer Huawei is once again in the news for its latest leak which will put it in the direct competition with the Apple’s iPhone series. Evan Blass on Twitter has shared two images of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its dual-camera setup and fingerprint sensor like the previous mate phones.
Comparing it with the Mate 10 and the recently leaked Mate 10 Lite the bezel looks much smaller. It will come in three dark colours (dark blue, black and brown). Also, the band covering the back looks different and light coloured. On the left, the Leica branded flash is visible. It will have a 5.99-inch edge to edge display of QHD (1440×2880) with 18.9 aspect ratio.
Another report suggests it will feature a 4000 mAh battery and the company’s new AI-focused HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor. We know that the Kirin 970 chipset houses an octa-core processor with a quad-core Cortex A73 cluster and another quad-core Cortex A53 cluster having maximum clock speeds of 2.8 GHz along with a Mali G72 MP8 GPU on the graphics department.
It is said it will be available in four configurations: 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage , 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage. Now, another (reliable) leaker Roland Quandt has separately claimed that Huawei Mate 10 Pro has been spotted in Eastern European retailers with alleged pricing of EUR 930-940 ( 70000 INR). This puts them in the direct competition with high-end phones like Samsung Galaxy Note 8, ASUS ZenFone AR, but most importantly with the Apple iPhone X with the A11 Bionic chip. Why? I will tell you in a while.
Apple’s research team has constantly been innovating its AI department. Its new iPhone is billed as the “Future of the Smartphone” with its new facial recognition and augmented reality. Its new weapon is the A11 Bionic chip consisting a neural engine. According to Apple’s press materials, the neural engine performs “up to 600 billion operations per second” to help speed AI tasks.
Similarly, Huawei also put a similar “Neural Processing Unit” in its Kirin 970 system-on-chip, saying it can handle tasks like image recognition 20 times faster than a regular CPU. Shortly after Apple released its new iPhone lineup, Huawei also announced to unveil ‘The Real AI Phone‘, in the form of its Mate 10 lineup later this month.
Now all will be revealed on October 16, which may decide the face of the next generation of smartphones. Fingers crossed.