VERY little is known about Huawei’s much-anticipated Mate 10 smartphone and Huawei consumer business group handset business vice president Bruce Lee hopes it stays that way until the official release at the end of this year.
However, Lee did share some news about the upcoming model – first, the Mate 10 will have an integrated AI which reportedly would make the smartphone faster and more intelligent.
“We think that the integration of AI in the Cloud is not enough. We want to integrate the AI in the device itself. This will give the device learning capabilities,” he said. The AI would also reportedly understand images, on top of the usual text and voice commands.
The Mate 9 already uses Machine Learning Algorithm to learn the user’s habits over time to optimise performance and memory. Lee said that the integrated AI would do all that and more but declined to share if its other phones would also benefit from it in the future.
Huawei will also continue to innovate its EMUI (Emotion User Interface) and a new version will be introduced in the upcoming smartphone.
Lee also said the Mate 10 will run on the improved in-house Kirin 970 processor.
When asked about the rumours that Mate 10 will feature a 6in display with an 18:9 ratio named EntireView Display, Lee brushed it aside, claiming he had never heard of it before. He said that Mate 10 “would have a big screen, yet be compact”.
The battery would also see an improvement in Mate 10 as Lee said that the company is working on ways to make it last longer than its predecessor’s.
Huawei will also continue its collaboration with Leica with the Mate 10, and Lee said that it will give a better photography experience thanks to improvements on the lens, image quality and image processing algorithm.