Tech launch: Huawei Mate 10 Pro
FOLLOWING NEW releases from Apple and Samsung it is Huawei’s turn to enter the rush for end-of-year sales with its Mate line, reports Robert Anderson.
The front of the device is dominated by a six-inch OLED display with the thin bezels that have come to define top-end smartphones this year, while the rear stands out from the crowd with an easy to hold curved glass design that gives the illusion of metal.
The back is also where you will also find the fingerprint scanner on the pro variant, with the standard Mate 10 boasting the sensor on the front. Another noticeable difference between the two is the lack of a headphone jack on the pro, which Huawei has done away with to introduce water and dust resistance.
Among the key selling points is the manufacturer’s new Kirin 970 chipset, which has an on-board AI processing unit claimed to offer better speed and energy efficiency.
New functionality that may prove useful to the business traveller includes a translator app utilising the on-board AI chip. This can be used online to translate speech but also offline for text and images, meaning you can snap a picture of a menu and translated text will appear over the top, assuming you’ve downloaded the right language pack.