Huawei is the latest manufacturer to debut new flagship hardware with the announcement of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
Both the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro feature dual rear camera setups with Leica branding. There’s a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor along with optical image stabilization, f/1.6 aperture, PDAF, and dual LED flash. Both phones also offer an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Huawei has equipped both of its new phones with 4,000mAh batteries, and the company says that they also include a “smart battery management system” that can understand your behavior and allocate resources to the system to maximize battery life. When you do need to top up, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro offer fast charging support that can get you from 1 percent to 58 percent in 30 minutes.
Powering the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is Huawei’s new octa-core Kirin 970 processor. Huawei touts that both phones also include a Neural Network Processing Unit which can help the Kirin 970 offer 25x better performance and 50x better energy efficiency when performing AI-related tasks.
When it comes to displays, the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are a bit different. The Mate 10 is packing a 5.9-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the Mate 10 Pro features a 6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2160x1080 and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Other notable features of the Mate 10 include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, NFC, dual SIM, USB-C, and a front fingerprint reader. Meanwhile, the Mate 10 includes 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, dual SIM, USB-C, IP67 water and dust resistance, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
On the software side, both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Huawei will also include its EMUI 8.0 custom user interface.
One other thing worth mentioning is that, like the Mate 9, Huawei is launching a Porsche Design version of the Mate 10. This premium version of the Mate 10 Pro offers a blacked out design, Porsche Design branding, and 256GB of built-in storage.
The Huawei Mate 10 will launch in late October in more than 15 countries, including Spain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. The Mate 10 Pro will arrive in mid-November in more than 24 countries, such as France, Italy, UAE, and Thailand. The Mate 10 Pro Porsche Design will also launch in mid-November.
As for pricing, the Mate 10 will start at €699 ($825 USD). The Mate 10 Pro will set buyers back €799 ($943 USD), and the premium Mate 10 Pro Porsche Design will cost €1395 ($1646 USD).
Huawei tells us that U.S. launch info and pricing for the Mate 10 will be announced at a later date.