Huawei Mate 10 Lite leaks out with front and rear dual cameras
The Huawei Mate 10 recently saw the light of day, and now it’s time for the Mate 10 Lite to get its time in the limelight.
Thanks to a report from VentureBeat, we’ve got a clear look at what’s being called the Huawei Mate 10 Lite. The device will feature a 5.9-inch 2160×1080 display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and slimmed bezels. On the back, there’s a 16-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter.
There are a pair of cameras on the front, too, with one being a 13-megapixel shooter and the other being a 2-megapixel camera. Those front-facing cameras should make it possible to get a two-person bokeh effect. There’s an octa-core Kirin 659 processor under the hood, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a fingerprint reader on the back.
The battery will measure in at 3340mAh, it will reportedly be running Android 8.0 Oreo beneath Huawei’s proprietary EMUI 5.1 user interface.
The device will apparently debut on October 16 and cost €379 (about $455 USD).
If this baby has at least IP68, I'll be willing to get it on a second contract!
The last few months I've had the S7, LG G6 and now the P10.
Software, performance and camera wise (Also not a ton of bloatware), the P10 is by far my best and most enjoyable experience yet on the Android platform.
Huawei Mate 10 comes with QHD screen, F/1.6 dual Leica camera
The Huawei Mate 10 builds on the impressive legacy of last year’s model. It maintains a classic 16:9 screen, but this time it’s sharper thanks to its QHD resolution – 1,440 x 2,560px. This pushes the pixel density up to 499ppi as the diagonal measures the same as before, 5.9”. Huawei did enable HDR10 support for a superior viewing experience.
The new Leica dual camera also marks a massive improvement over the outgoing model with its super bright f/1.6 aperture, which will let much more light in than the old f/2.2 aperture. The camera maintains its assistants – OIS, Laser and Phase detection AF.
The dual camera on the back has a 12MP color sensor + 20MP black & white sensor. It offers AI-enhanced 2x digital zoom and can record 4K video. The selfie camera sticks to 8MP.
The chipset is also new – the Kirin 970 is built on an efficient 10nm process and its NPU will accelerate machine learning tasks. This spans anything from language translation to scene recognition for the camera. The new Mali-G72 MP12 GPU brings the additional performance to feed the new higher resolution screen.
Huawei’s software, EMUI, has been updated to version 8.0, which matches its Android base – Oreo. The software can connect to a DisplayPort monitor for a desktop-like experience. When you’re on the go, you can split the 5.9” screen for two apps to share.
The Huawei Mate 10 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which you can expand via a microSD card (the phone has a hybrid dual SIM slot).
Fans of battery longevity will be pleased to hear about the 4,000mAh capacity, which you can top up quickly with the TÜV Safety Certified Huawei SuperCharge – 20 minutes of charging is all you need to get you through the day.
The Mate 10 lacks full water sealing and only comes with IP53 rating, so if you want a phone to take to the poolside the 10 Pro might be a better choice. The regular Mate 10 does feature a 3.5mm audio jack, though, unlike its sibling.
The Huawei Mate 10 will launch later this month in Mexico, Spain and UAE plus a few other markets that the Chinese company is yet to list.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design unveiled with 6" 18:9 AMOLED screens
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro brings the best that tech giant has to offer with the new Leica dual camera and the new AI engine are front and center. Alongside it comes the Porsche Design edition, which builds on the solid hardware with an even more premium exterior.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a 6” AMOLED panel with a wider 18:9 ratio. The resolution raises an eyebrow, however. This year’s Pro has FHD+ resolution (that’s 1,080 x 2,160px and 402ppi), last year’s model had QHD (1440 x 2560px, 534ppi).
Anyway, the screen hugs the sides of the phone closely – what Huawei calls the “barely-there-bezel”. Also, it support HDR10 and cover 112% of the NTSC color space for a superior viewing experience.
The new all-glass design of the Mate 10 Pro is beautifully symmetrical with one exception – the reflective band that holds the new dual camera.
Co-developed with Leica, the camera setup has a 12MP color sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. They both feature Optical Image Stabilization and the brightest aperture on a mobile yet – f/1.6. This is a massive improvement over the f/2.2 aperture of the Mate 9. The new camera will be a force to be reckoned with in the dark.
The software leverages the NPU – the AI-accelerator of the Kirin 970 chipset – to for real-time scene detection (to automatically pick the best settings). AI also enhances the digital zoom and motion detection.
The chipset also brings the first Mali-G72 MP12 graphics to the market. ARM promised a 40% boost in performance over the older G71 GPU. The 10nm process will further enhance the power efficiency of the chip.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro runs the new EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The new Smart Screen function can run two apps on the phone simultaneously or turn the phone into a PC – either mirroring or extending its screen.
All you need to do is hook up a DisplayPort-compatible monitor through the USB-C port. This port is also responsible for charging the 4,000mAh battery as quickly – and safely – as possible. Huawei’s SuperCharge promises a full day’s charge in just 20 minutes. The charger is TÜV Safety Certified to give you a piece of mind.
Speaking of safety, the Mate 10 Pro has IP67 dust and water resistance (up to 1m for 30m), a first for the series. For this or another reason, Huawei cut the 3.5mm audio jack.
The phone has a hybrid dual SIM slot and here you have a choice to make – if 64GB isn’t enough, you can put a microSD in the second slot. But if you need to use two SIMs, then you can go for the 128GB model – this one has more RAM too, 6GB vs. 4GB.
The Porsche Edition has the biggest storage of all, 256GB and comes with 6GB of RAM. Both Mate 10 Pro variations will be available in mid-November (we're waiting on prices).
Lol i dont work for one of them, but i do deal with mobile phones. Btw, as nice and good as Huaweis high end handsets are, they are not really the same as what they were at the start sadly in terms of local market.