Huawei is fast becoming a worthy contender in the smartphone arena. The Chinese smartphone company became the second largest smartphone manufacturer beating out Apple and placing themselves directly behind Samsung.
With Apple’s launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and also the company’s announcement of their new Neural Engine, Huawei too, has decided to join the fray with their own AI processor. Called the NPU or neural processing unit, this AI chip will be part and parcel of Huawei’s new Kirin 970 System-on-chip. The chip is slated to be what powers Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10, which is due to be launched on the 16th of October 2017.
According to what Huawei has let loose, the NPU would harness the power of machine learning to monitor a user’s habits and allocate processing power and memory (RAM) to most used apps. Needless to say, that feature won’t be available right out of the box as the device will need some time (perhaps a month or so) to familiarize itself with installed apps and then adjust accordingly.
Apart from the AI chip that is supposed to deliver groundbreaking performance, the Huawei Mate 10 will also come in a number of variations. They are the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Lite. Of these, the Huawei Mate 10 Lite will have 4 cameras (two in the front and two in the rear). The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will make use of a 3-camera setup with a 12 and 20-megapixel dual rear camera setup in the rear and a single 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It will also have an edge to edge display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio.
The Huawei Mate 10 lineup is expected to be launched on the 16th of October 2017 and thereafter be on sale towards November 2017. Stay tuned as you might also get to have a first-hand look at one of these devices as well.