Huawei’s latest device, the Mate 10 Pro, not only looks magnificent, but also feels great too. The device features a 3D Glass Body, beautifully and symmetrically curved on all four sides for an ergonomic hold. The back of the device features a reflective band design to highlight the New Leica Dual Camera. In addition to its slick, premium design, the device comes with a beautiful 6-inch OLED screen – which features HDR10 technology and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
When taking a closer look at the device, we also found that the Mate 10 Pro is not only a powerhouse under the hood, but also a top-tier device when it comes to storage capacity as the Mate 10 Pro comes standard with 128GB of storage space. Under the hood, we also found that the Mate 10 Pro comes packed with the new Kirin 970 processor and delivers AI enhancements for a faster, more customised mobile experience. The Kirin 970 chipset is built using an advanced TSMC 10nm semiconductor manufacturing process, and features 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.
Speaking of photography, Huawei has once again partnered with Leica to co-engineer the dual-lens camera for the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. On the rear of the device they combine 12-megapixel RGB plus 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. New AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition, 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. On the front is a 8MP selfie shooter, too.
With all these features intact, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a phenomenal device when it comes to its photographic capabilities. Images captured on our review unit were mostly crisp and clear when the lighting was right. In darker areas, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro performed a lot better than expected and produced some great, high-quality images.
While the chipset and high-end cameras can be expected to drain the battery life of the Mate 10 Pro fairly quickly, Huawei has equipped the Mate 10 Pro with a huge 4000mAh battery. This allows the device to power through the day without the battery being depleted within the first few hours of use. Once your battery has been depleted, fear not as the Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with Huawei’s SuperCharge technology. According to the firm, this technology can charge the device from 1 percent to 20 percent in 10 minutes, and from 1 percent to 58 percent in 30 minutes. Additionally, Huawei SuperCharge is the world’s fast-charging technology to receive TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certification.
To add to the features of this device, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is also rated as IP67 Water and Dust Resistant. While this is indeed a great feature, the 3.5mm headphone jack has been removed in order to safeguard the device from water entering it and causing damage. The device does, however, come with a headphone to USB-C converter, which means that you can still use your standard 3.5mm jack headphones. To add to the accessories, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro also comes its own set of earphones.
For those looking for a faster way to unlock their device, you will be pleased to know that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes standard with a fingerprint reader on the rear of the device. The fingerprint reader also has a nice position, which means that you won’t need to struggle to unlock the device.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a stunning device with a lot of power under its hood. Not only is the device beautiful and stylish, but it also features a superb build quality. To add to the accolades, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a multitasking monster thanks to the Kirin 970 processor and accompanying 6GB RAM.
To add to the features, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro PC-in-hand feature allows the device to double as a desktop computer. Consumers can then use the device to fulfil their PC requirements as well as use larger monitors to game on or watch Netflix.
Overall, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a rock-solid device that will surprise anyone who uses it. While no price has been revealed for the device as of yet, the Huawei Mate 10 is expected to launch on the 6th of November, 2017.
By: Darryl Linington
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