Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are Official

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Huawei's Mate 10 series has Samsung's Note 8 in its sights

Huawei has just announced a Porsche Design variant of its latest flagship, the Mate 10 Pro.

In the same manner that many premium smartphone makers split their flagship phones down to two release schedules, Huawei has done the same with its P-series taking up the first half of the year while the Mate series takes the spotlight during the third quarter of the year.

For photography, Huawei has continued its partnership with the experts at Leica and the Mate 10 Pro comes packed with two rear cameras.

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 colors.

"This phone is designed for ultimate performance, that's the most important thing", Huawei consumer electronics chief Richard Yu told journalists and bloggers in the southern German city of Munich.

The shiny glass looks nice, but does not mean wireless charging is included.

Through all this, Cloud Expo remains the single independent event where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

Prices for the Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design will be revealed on Oct 26. If you're looking for a 256GB Mate 10 model that costs €1,395 then you'll want the Porsche Design version of the Mate 10. In this generation the roles are reversed. We will find out more once the device goes on sale.

This is the Tech Report, so it wouldn't be right if we didn't talk up the SoC inside these phones. "So that's what we focused on for the Mate 10 series". Released with the purpose to tackle the recently released smartphones from Apple, Samsung and Google, the newly released Mate 10 devices boast minimal bezels, dual cameras and big screens. Oddly, the standard Mate has a higher 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution, although I couldn't see much of a difference between them when I placed the phones side-by-side. However, there are a few differences. Both smartphones sport a combination of a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor at the back, which the company claims has the world's largest aperture - a dual f/1.6 camera lens. While you gain water and dust resistance with the Mate 10 Pro, it doesn't feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. This is the money is no object, throw everything at the vehicle-inspired phone. But why would you?

The highlight of the new Mate devices is the dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which Huawei says has self-learning capabilities and imitates how the human brain processes information. In a TV interview with CNBC last week, Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC, said that Huawei could probably overtake Apple in smartphone market share. Nowhere was it nearly as desirable as the top players such as Samsung and Apple, which Huawei has promised to dislodge. The typical Huawei Mate 10 gadget highlights 4GB of RAM while the upsized Huawei Mate 10 Pro will accompany 6GB of RAM. You can place it wherever is easy to reach and most convenient for you; or simply remove it and use that traditional virtual navigation bar instead. The only other capable competitor is Apple's A11 Processor with its Bionic AI chip.

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