Huawei Mate 10 is its Chinese maker’s response to latest flagship devices released by Apple, Samsung and Google. It rocks a superb Quad HD display, latest Kirin processor and innovative AI hardware, amongst other awesome features.
It is a goodbye to the usual metal construction this time. The new Huawei Mate 10 parades a premium glass design for a glossy feel. It comes in gold, pink gold, brown and black finishes. This is not the slimmest flagship, though, at thickness of about 8.2 mm.
Awesome visuals are on offer here. Look at the front of the device and you find a large 5.9-inch LCD display with Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The bezels are slim to enhance viewing quality.
The Huawei Mate 10 packs dual lens camera on its rear. The setup features a 12MP colour lens and a 20MP monochrome lens from the stable of Leica. These come with premium features, including an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilisation.
Huawei Mate 10 boasts an AI (artificial intelligence) feature that lets you do more. With this, the camera recognises objects when it focuses and automatically tweaks settings for awesome image quality.
There is an 8MP camera on the front for selfies. This uses a Portrait mode for decent bokeh effects.
You get the latest, in-house HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor on the Huawei Mate 10. This is the brain behind the AI feature. It boasts a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for executing tasks related to deep learning and AI. There is claim that you can expect reduction in performance degradation over time with this one.
Huawei Mate 10 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. There is also a microSD card slot for expansion. You get latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Juice comes from a large 4,000mAh battery that looks like one to impress. Somewhat strangely, it doesn’t look like there is wireless charging support here. You will find a fingerprint sensor below the screen for added security.
Huawei Mate 10 supports 4G LTE. The phone supports 4G LTE on MTN, 9Mobile, Glo Mobile, NTel, Smile, and InterC in Nigeria. Huawei Mate 10 supports download speeds of up to 1200 Mbps.
- 5.9-inch IPS Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (499 ppi)
- Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 CPU with 4GB RAM
- Android 7.1 (Nougat), EMUI 5.1
- 64GB built-in Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 20MP + 12MP Dual Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data (up to 1200 Mbps)
- Fingerprint Scanner (Front)
- 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery