Huawei showed the Kirin 970 processor at the recent IFA show (IFA 2017: Huawei unveils Kirin 970) and has now released its first phones based on the chip, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, The Pro version has a 2160 x 1080 (18 x 9) 6″ OLED while the smaller Mate 10 has a 5.9″ LCD with 2560 x 1440 (16:9). The processor is an octa core unit based on 4 Cortex A73 at 2.36GHz and 4 Cortex A53 1.8GHzThe Mate has 4GB of memory and the Pro has 4GB or 6GB and storage is 64GB or 64GB/128GB.
They both have dual cameras – a 12MP F1.6 main unit with OIS and a 20MP monochrome secondary sensor. The front camera is an 8 megapixel F2.0 device. Single or dual SIMs are supported in different models as well as dual VoLTE connections. Battery is 4,000 mAh and connections are via USB Type-C which supports an external display. There is a fingerprint sensor, but no 3.5mm jack for audio as the handset is shipped with USB-C headphones and a USB Type-C to 3.5mm converter.
The phones have the special neural processor that Huawei was highlighting at IFA. In China the Mate 10 will be available starting at CNY4,299 ($652), while the Mate 10 Pro will start at CNY5,499 ($833)