The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the best device announced by the Chinese firm during its launch in Munich, Germany on October 16. The Mate 10 Pro arrives alongside the Huawei Mate 10, but out of the two, you can really be excited about the Mate 10 Pro because it improved on some essential elements not found in the previous Huawei products.
Before the main Huawei Mate 10 Pro review is out, we’ve got all you need to know about the new phone, including the pricing and availability confirmations.
- What is it? It is Huawei newly announced phone
- What is its price? €799,AU$1,099 (around $940, £710)
- When will it be released? From November
Huawei Mate 10 Pro release date and price
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro price is not yet known, but we already have the pricing for Australia and Europe at large.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro price is €799, AU$1,099 (around $940, £710) and it has been confirmed by the Chinese firm that it will hit the store from November 2017.
However, we have received confirmation that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro release date for Australia is 4th December, i.e. there is still a couple of months before the handset hits the store in Australia.
The UK people will be able to get their hands on only Huawei Mate 10 Pro, while it has not been confirmed whether the US users will get it.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro design and display
The Mate 0 Pro has a glass back with curved edges to make it fit comfortably in your hand. With the Huawei Mate 10 Pro 6-inch screen, it is definitely large, but Huawei has kept its bezels to the barest minimum resulting in 154.2 x74.5 x 7.9mm dimensions.
It means this new phone is not bigger than Mate 9, while its screen boasts OLED technology with 18:9 ratio.
Unlike Mate 10, this has gotten a Full HD resolution of 2160 x 1080. That may sound disappointing on paper, but this is the first times Huawei is using an OLED tech.
The upgraded screen technology allows for HDR 10 content, meaning you can enjoy more intense color and better contrast.
There is fingerprint sensor on the rear with the dual-sensor camera just above it. The most exciting part of the upgrade is the waterproofing. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is IP67 water and dust resistant, just like the iPhone 8.
The waterproofing means there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro colors include Pink Gold, Mocha Brown, Midnight Blue and Titanium Gray. We are not yet clear about the color that will be available in each market, but we will hopefully get the details soon.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera and battery
The Mate 10 Pro camera is similar to the previous Huawei products using 20MP black and white and 12MP color sensor. Its main lens has f/1.6 aperture, meaning it has a large lens opening than most of the smartphone snappers, which should be good in low light conditions. The front camera also has an 8MP camera.
The battery of Huawei Mate 10 Pro has 4,000mAh power unit, which makes its battery better than most phones. It is disappointing that there is no wireless charging for those who wanted to get rid of the cables.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro specs and OS
Both Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are using the newly announced Kirin 970 chipset, which features top range specs. Though we’ve not had a chance to peruse it, but it looks to work nicely on both phones.
Huawei is focusing on its Neural Processing Unit feature sitting separately to the GPU and CPU on the chip. This features the new AI feature that’ll monitor how you use your phone.
Other specs include 128GB of internal and 6GB of RAM. The strange thing about it is that Huawei has not included microSD expandable storage on this phone, so the storage is limited to only 128GB.