The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has officially been launched in the U.S. The flaghsip phone from the Chinese OEM, is powered by a Kirin 970 processor and features an NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit).
The phone sports a 6.0″ FullView OLED Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi, 112% NTSC color gamut and a contrast ratio of 70000:1. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0, and Treble support out of the box.
The octa-core chipset has 4 Cortex A73 cores running at 2.46GHz and 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHZ, along with an i8 co-[processor. A Mali G72 MP12 GPU handles the graphics, accompanied by 4GB/6GB of DDR4 RAM. The Mate 10 Pro will be available in 64GB and 128GB storage variants.
Photography hardware on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro include a dual rear camera setup from Leica, the primary of which is a 12 megapixels RGB sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, and a 20 megapixels monochrome lens, with support for OIS (Optical image stablisation), BSI CMOS, Dual-LED flash, PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth Auto Focus, 2x Hybrid Zoom and 4K Video Recording. The selfie lens is an 8 megapixels front camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. Other sensors on the device include G-Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, Barometer, Infrared Remote Control. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE with VoLTE, GPS / Glonass / BDS, Wi-Fi 2.4G / 5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE, aptX / aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio, a USB Type C port and a DisplayPort 1.2.
The phone is backed by a 4000 mAh battery which supports Huawei SuperCharge. The phone has a 3D glass body and is IP67 Water and Dust Resistant. There is no headphone jack on the Mate 10 Pro, but it comes with a free USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter, and a pair of free USB C earphones. The device weighs 178g and measures at 74.5 x 154.2 x 7.9 mm.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has been priced at $799 and will be available in 3 colours: Midnight Blue, Titanium Grey and Mocha Brown. The phone will start shipping on February 18th,
The launch event wasn’t without its drama. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei Electronics, went off the launch script, and gave a speech which was very well by the audience. He slammed American carriers for their political decision not to sign a deal with Huawei. Apparently, AT&T, pulled out of talks with Huawei, due to the U.S Government’s allegations that Huawei is invloved in spying for the Chinese Government.