Tech launch: Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Upfront -

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.

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