New arrival: Huawei Mate 10 & Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphones unveiled

The new Huawei Mate 10 Series is based on the Kirin 970 AI mobile chipset; and comprises the 5.9-inch Mate 10 (S$888), 6-inch Mate 10 Pro, & Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10. Full pricing & availability to be announced on 26 October, 2017. Pre-order and registration of interest information below.

Update (26 October, 2017):

Huawei launched its Mate 10 series of Android smartphones in Singapore this evening.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro (left) is slightly longer while the Mate 10 (right) is broader. The Mate 10 Pro does not have a home button, a headphone jack nor an external memory card slot.

Prices & availability for Singapore were released.

  • Huawei Mate 10: S$888
    • Mocha Brown, Black (28 Oct)
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro: S$1,098
    • Mocha Brown (11 Nov), Midnight Blue (25 Nov)
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10: S$2,298
    • Diamond Black (24 Nov)
The Kirin 970 in the Mate 10 Series was unveiled during IFA Berlin last month and is Huawei’s first AI (artificial intelligence) mobile chipset.

The Kirin 970 in the Mate 10 Series was unveiled during IFA Berlin last month and is Huawei’s first AI (artificial intelligence) mobile chipset.

The new phones will sport Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 user-interface and new Leica dual camera technology.

HUAWEI Mate 10 Series key features

  • Kirin 970, the world’s first AI processor for smartphones with a dedicated Neural-Network Processing Unit (NPU).
  • A 3D glass body featuring a barely-there-bezel, HUAWEI FullView Display and HDR10-supported technology for intensely vivid and bright colours.
  • HUAWEI SuperCharge, the world’s first fast charging technology to receive the TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certification, and 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered battery management.
  • New Leica Dual Camera with SUMMILUX-H lenses, both featuring an aperture of f/1.6, for intelligent photography including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and AI-powered bokeh effect.
  • New, simplified EMUI 8.0 based on Android™ 8.0.

More details from the press release below.

A New, Mobile AI Computing Architecture for Intelligent Mobile Experiences

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are the first devices powered by the new Kirin 970 processor, delivering AI enhancements for a faster, more customised mobile experience.

The new Huawei Mate 10 (64GB ROM + 4GB RAM) will be available in two colours, Mocha Brown and Black, for S$888 on 28 October in Singapore.

The new Huawei Mate 10 (64GB ROM + 4GB RAM) will be available in two colours, Mocha Brown and Black, for S$888 on 28 October in Singapore.

The Kirin 970 is built using an advanced TSMC 10nm semiconductor manufacturing process, featuring an octa-core ARM Cortex CPU, a first-to-market Mali G72 12-core GPU and the first NPU designed specifically for a mobile device.

The Kirin 970 also has a new dual ISP for AI-powered intelligent photography.

The specialised NPU, combined with Huawei’s innovative HiAI mobile computing platform, means the Kirin 970 delivers 25x better performance and 50x greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks, compared to four Cortex-A73 cores.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series is also the world’s fastest smartphone supporting super-fast LTE connectivity and download speeds.

The device comes with the world’s first dual 4G SIM support and dual VoLTE connections.

The new Huawei Mate 10 will hit Singapore shelves this Saturday (28 October, 2017).

By combining individual and collective intelligence for on-device AI, the new HUAWEI Mate Series delivers real-time responses to users, including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and an AI-Accelerated Translator.

“As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily lives. AI can enhance user experience, provide valuable services and improve product performance. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural-Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent phones,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

The Kirin 970 is an open, mobile AI computing platform for third parties to create new and imaginative AI applications, extending Huawei’s processing capabilities to the entire value chain.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will launch with Huawei’s all-new EMUI 8.0 powered by Android™ 8.0.

Features include an AI Engine to fully leverage the capabilities of the Kirin 970, an AI-Accelerated Translator to deliver faster and more accurate interactive translation for a smoother communication experience, an easy projection feature to connect the new Huawei Mate Series to a larger screen and support for a full desktop experience – either mirroring or extending the smartphone display like a PC.

Design Qualities for New Levels of Sophistication and Comfort

With an all-new HUAWEI FullView Display, the HUAWEI Mate 10 features a stunning 5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display, barely-there-bezel and HDR10 to support vivid colours.

The 6-inch HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro features an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 for dynamic video viewing.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro (128GB ROM + 6GB RAM) will also be available in two colours, Mocha Brown and Midnight Blue, in late-November.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro (128GB ROM + 6GB RAM) will also be available in two colours, Mocha Brown and Midnight Blue, in late-November.

The iconic devices feature a 3D glass body, beautifully and symmetrically curved on all sides for an ergonomic hold.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro is also IP67 Water and Dust Resistant.

New Leica Dual Camera and AI-powered Battery Management for the Next Era of Smartphone Use

Huawei has again partnered with Leica to co-engineer the dual lens camera for the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro.

They combine 12-megapixel RGB + 20-megapixel monochrome sensors, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), dual lenses with the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered bokeh effect and AI-powered digital zoom.

The exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 (256GB ROM + 6GB RAM) will be available in Diamond Black colour in early December.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 (256GB ROM + 6GB RAM) will be available in Diamond Black colour in early December.

The new AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition feature, which automatically chooses camera settings based on the object and scene, supports an advanced AI-powered digital zoom function with AI motion detection for clearer and sharper pictures.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery featuring a smart battery management system that understands user behaviour and intelligently allocates
resources to maximise battery life.

It supports 4.5V / 5A low-voltage fast charging, powering the device from 1 per cent to 20 per cent in 10 minutes, and 1 per cent to 58 per cent in 30 minutes.

Additionally, HUAWEI SuperCharge is the world’s first fast charging technology to receive the TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certification, ensuring safe end-to-end charging.

New Accessories

Huawei also launched three HUAWEI Mate 10 accessories: the EnVizion 360 Camera, SuperCharge™ Power Bank, and Smart Scale.

The EnVizion 360 Camera can shoot 5K photos and 360-degree 2K videos with multiple viewing modes for users to share across their social media channels.

Singapore is the first country to launch the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for sale.

Huawei’s SuperCharge™ Power Bank supports a 4.5V / 5A low-voltage fast charge.

The Smart Scale can monitor and analyse health information such as body fat percentage and Body Mass Index through a mobile app.

Huawei launched its Mate 10 series in Singapore at the Funan Showsuite.

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