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Huawei Mate 10: What we know so far

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Munich in 24 hours, then

24 hours from now, Huawei’s flagship phone for the year will be revealed to the world.

Munich in 24 hours, then

24 hours from now, Huawei’s flagship phone for the year will be revealed to the world.

There have been a ton of leaks on the device, so here’s a short round up of what we can definitely expect:

AI is key

The brand has been consistent about how this will be the first AI-led smartphone, and even the hashtags concur.

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Bezel no more?

Yes, the humble bezel seems headed for smartphone lore, if these tweets are any indication

Is QHD the way?

On the display side, the Mate 10 seems to be going all out, including a 6.1-inch QHD display, and 6GB of RAM with 64GB built-in storage.

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Face detection, better than the rest

The device is said to boast some rather fancy facial and text recognition features.

Knock Knock!

We’ve getting some interesting leaks on some rather fancy gesture-based features.

The Pro Cut

I was a massive fan of the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, and the specs leaked so far for the Mate 10 Pro are exciting to say the least. Think an 18.9 ratio, 5.9in edge-to-edge EntireView display, with rear-mounted Leica dual-camera with 12- and 20-megapixel sensors and optically stabilised lenses, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.  Now that’s worth looking forward to.

The versions

We can surely expect a Porsche Design cut of the Mate 10. So what we could be seeing are four devices in the lineup, the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9 Porsche Design Edition and the Mate 9 Lite.

Object and text recognition

The AI element on the Kirin 970 chipset is rightly highlighted, and apparently the AI can recognize up to 14 different scenes, whether it’s a beach, sunset or group of people, and adjust camera settings automatically. The digital assistant supposedly will be able to recognize text via the lens and translate it live even when offline.

So are we on the dot, or will we be proved wrong? We will be live in Munich during the launch event, so watch this space for more details!

Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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