Huawei unveiled its new flagship smartphones – Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro at an event in Munich today. Both the smartphones sport near-bezel less display and are the company’s answer to Apple’s iPhone X. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is priced at EUR 699 (roughly Rs. 53,400), and will go on sale from November in several countries including Australia, Singapore, Spain and Mexico. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is priced at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 61,000), and will be up for grabs starting November. The Chinese smartphone maker also unveiled a Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, which is priced at EUR 1,395 (roughly Rs 1,06,600). There’s no word on the India launch date of either of the smartphones. The main differentiator between the two phones is the screen size and shape. The Mate 10 comes with a 5.9-inch 2560 x 1440 LCD while the Mate 10 Pro’s display is a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED. The other notable difference is that the Mate 10 comes with a 3.5MM headphone jack whereas the Mate 10 Pro ditches it completely.
Both the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro are powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. Huawei is betting on AI with is new chip sets and claims that it will support features like bokeh effect in photos.
Both smartphones come packed with a 4000mAH battery. Huawei Mate 10 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The Mate 10 Pro, on the other hand, will be available in two variants – 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB storage. Whule internal storage (up to 256GB) can be expanded on Mate 10, there is no such provision on the Mate 10 Pro. There’s a fingerprint scanner on board both the smartphones.
As far as the camera is concerned, Huawei has gone with the same module on both the devices. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro comes with a dual rear camera set up — 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and 12-megapixel RGB sensor. There’s an 8MP front camera equipped on both the smartphones. The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro run EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0.