Image: Richard Yu, CEO atHuawei Consumer Business Group, takes the stage in Munich.
Image: Richard Yu, CEO atHuawei Consumer Business Group, takes the stage in Munich.

CAPE TOWN - As it happens, Join in and watch live from Munich where Huawei CEO, Richard Yu announces the Huawei Mate 10.

Huawei announced the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, which is set to open the door to new Artificial Intelligence (AI) mobile applications.

The Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Porshe design Mate 10 combine innovative hardware, the Kirin 970 chipset which is seen as the first AI chipset and EMUI 8.0.

“As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily life. AI can enhance user experience, provide valuable services and improve product performance,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent smartphones.”

( Image: New Huawawei Mate 10 Porsche Design) 

Key features include:

 ·         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 brighter colors;

·         TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certified HUAWEI SuperCharge and 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered Battery Management; 

·         New Leica Dual Camera with SUMMILUX-H lenses, with both featuring  an aperture of f/1.6, and intelligent photography including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and AI-powered Bokeh Effect;

·         An all-new, simplified EMUI 8.0 based on Android™ 8.0.

The device features an all-new HUAWEI FullView Display, the Mate 10 features a  5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display and HDR10 to support vivid colors.

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

 The back of the devices feature a reflective band design to highlight the New Leica Dual Camera.

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

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

 They combine 12-megapixel (MP) RGB + 20MP monochrome sensors, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), dual lenses with the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered Bokeh Effect and AI-powered Digital Zoom.

New AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition will allow the camera to  automatically choose camera settings based on the object and scene.

The camera also supports an advanced AI-powered Digital Zoom function with AI Motion Detection for clearer and sharper pictures.

The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro feature a 4000 mAh high-density battery.

The battery also has a smart battery management system that understands user behaviour and intelligently allocates resources to maximize battery life.

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; 

Also a projection feature to connect the new Huawei Mate Series to a larger screen; support for a full desktop experience.

This can be used for either mirroring or extending the smartphone display like a PC.

The local launch of the device is set for the 6 November 2017.