For those who use their mobile as a camera as much as a phone, Huawei’s new Mate 10 is a game changer.
With the Huawei Mate 9 released last year, Huawei substantially progressed mobile phone camera technology with a dual module Leica camera and now, with the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, it Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted capability to the camera and many of the device’s functions.
AI-Assisted Leica Camera
Leica is one of the most respected heritage names in the world of photography – a legendary lens maker – so the inclusion of a co-engineered Leica dual camera module in the Huawei Mate 10 means it’s a serious piece of photography gear… in a phone!
The advanced technology includes the world’s biggest smartphone aperture of f/1.6, which results in superior lowlight performance.
Mate 10’s introduction of AI-assisted features means the phone’s camera can recognise 13 scenes (sunset, stage, food, plant, beach, snow etc) and change the camera settings accordingly (so you don’t have to). It is also smart enough to tell the difference between a cat and dog. A ‘Pro’ mode also provides the user with controls similar to those you’d find in an SLR camera.
Additional functionality includes the ability to shoot RAW files, capacity to shoot 3D photographs, and Dual ISO to improve point and click abilities.
Below are some examples of pictures which demonstrate the near-professional quality achievable on the Mate10/Mate 10 Pro…
Mate 10 Pro
In early December Huawei will also release the Mate 10 Pro for even more premium performance at exceptional speed and using much less power. As with Mate 10, its adaptive, understanding and responds instantly to real-world situations thanks to cutting-edge 10 nm tech, an 8-core CPU and 12-core GPU. The NPU in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro operates independently from standard cloud-based processing, ensuring privacy is protected. The Mate 10 Pro is available in midnight blue.
AI also features in applications such as the bespoke translator (Microsoft), meaning you don’t need to connect to the Net to navigate the signs in the Paris Metro, or worry about cell service underground. These AI features result in a device that adapts to your habits and lifestyle, and aids your immersive experience in the world around you.
AI assistance justifies the company’s tagline for the new Android phone: “this is not a smartphone, this is an intelligent machine.” It also makes the Huawei Mate 10 a faster and more efficient (read: battery-saving) device. The unit’s Kirin 970 processor boosts speed, efficiency by 50% and performance by 25% thanks to the AI computing platform.
The Mate 10 has one of the biggest smartphone batteries in the market and the worlds first safety certified fast charging system. The 4000 mAh battery learns from user behaviours to intelligently allocate resources, minimising power wastage and maximising battery life for the heavy, all-day user.