Huawei officially announces the Mate 10 series

They’ve been rumored for months, and they’re finally here — Huawei has officially announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Porsche Design Mate 10!

Huawei is bringing AI to the forefront of the Mate 10 series, as each device features the company’s new AI-ready Kirin 970 chipset. But that’s not the only trick up the Mate 10’s sleeve. They also come with upgraded Leica dual-camera setups, better displays, more RAM, and the latest version of Android, 8.0 Oreo.

Here’s what you need to know about the Mate 10 series.

Aside from the design, the Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design are very similar: Both the Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design are nearly identical on the spec sheet. They both have the same 6.0-inch 18:9 Full HD+ OLED display, IP67 ratings for dust and water resistance, and they both lack a headphone jack and microSD card expansion.

The standard Mate 10 is a little different: The Mate 10 differs quite a bit from the Pro and Porsche Design models. The standard Mate 10 sports a 5.9-inch Quad HD LCD display with a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, microSD card slot, and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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And there are some similarities: While they do have their differences, all three sport the same Kirin 970 chipset, gigantic 4,000 mAh batteries, and the same dual 20 MP and 12 MP Leica camera setup on the back.

Huawei is betting big on AI: The biggest focus with the Mate 10 series is artificial intelligence, and that’s thanks to Huawei’s new Kirin 970 chipset. With a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), the Mate 10 is able to recognize what you’re taking a photo of, and adjust the camera settings to fit that object.

You’ll be able to order yours soon: The Mate 10 is launching by the end of October in Australia, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and UAE for  €699 (around $825). The Mate 10 Pro will go on sale in mid-November in more than two dozen countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Thailand, and the UK for €799 ($945). The Porsche Design Mate 10 is coming in mid-November to countries including China, France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa for €1395 (around $1,650).

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So, are you going to order a Mate 10? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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