After way too many leaks and speculations, the Huawei Mate 10 has finally broken cover. The company’s flagship phone comes with a metal frame and glass on both sides. The company claims that the rear glass is teated up to 700-degree celsius to achieve toughness. It is IP53 certified, which means that the phone can survive some beach sand and a drizzle.
The phone comes with a 5.9-inch Quad HD IPS LCD screen. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio. It gets raw power from Huawei’s own Kirin 970 chipset. It comprises of four A73 cores and four A53 cores. Plus, there’s an i7 co-processor to handle the extra workload. It has enough power to double up as a pocket desktop. You can hook-up the phone to a desktop screen and even connect wireless mouse and keyboard to work your documents.
Huawei has added a dual-lens Leica camera to the handset. It fuses 12 MP RGB sensor with a 20 MP monochrome one. The latter is tasked with capturing depth information. It is backed by OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). The rear camera can record 4K videos. For selfies, you get a more conventional 8 MP front-facing camera. For better results, the Mate 10 uses algorithms to analise the different types of scene and objects in real time. It can then automatically tweak colour, contrast, brightness, and exposure.
For secure login, the phone uses the biometric fingerprint scanner. The phone comes with an infrared sensor that let you control TV, AC, and music system. The Mate 10 packs-in a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging technology. It uses a USB Type-C port or charging. To plug in earphones, you get a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Mate 10 runs Android Nougat. Huawei has added its flavour to the software. The phone will be available for 699 euros (approx 53,500) later this month. At this point, Huawei has not confirmed the launch date in India.