Chinese smartphone giant Huawei on Monday unveiled its latest smartphone powered by advanced artificial intelligence. The company says the new product, named Mate 10, will cement its place among the world’s three biggest manufacturers. The new phone launched by the Shenzhen-based group appears just weeks after Apple unveiled its top-of-the-line iPhone X. News agency PTI reported that Huawei has become a fixture in listings of the top three smartphone makers by worldwide unit sales in recent years. The company has invested heavily in technology and design to vault beyond the low- and mid-range devices that still round out its range, the report says. Keeping its standards at par with Apple and Samsung, the company has built AI features directly into the processor at the heart of its latest phone.
The new phone is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor. The AI enabled device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. It comes with a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The phone comes runs on an Android 8.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. The device sports a 6.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels at a PPI of 402 pixels per inch. The phone measures154.20 x 74.50 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 178.00 grams.
Incorporating AI will allow the device to help users translate between languages, choose the most appropriate camera settings or take over busywork like organising files and photos. At large, AI can help shift such everyday tinkering into the background, saving people time and minimising annoyance, as per the report. “This phone is designed for ultimate performance, that’s the most important thing,” Richard Yu, Huawei consumer electronics chief, told journalists and bloggers in the southern German city of Munich.
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Huawei is using Google’s Android operating system. “Computing is undergoing a fundamental shift from being mobile first to AI first,” Rosenberg said.