(FinancialPress) — October 16th is marked as the date when Huawei unveils its new flagship product: the Mate 10. And ahead of their big date, the company‘s been making some bold statements that seem to be warranted, as per newly leaked info.
Notorious leakster Evan Blass has gotten his hands on a new picture of the Mate 10 Pro – part of trio that will be announced with the launch. The picture showcases the 3 camera setup that had previously only been rumored, and also gives a subtle hint at the AI capabilities they have been peacocking about with their new hashtag: #TheRealAIPhone.
The phone, which comes with a sleek edge-to-edge display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, is highlighted by its 3-camera build – a dual back-camera setup comprised of a 20mpx/12mpx combo, and a frontal 8mpx “selfie cam“.
Following up, the aforementioned hashtag has been taken as many as a direct dig at Apple‘s new iPhone 9. While ballsy, the claim could be very well backed, with Huawei having the upper hand on its competitors in the AI realm. This is mainly due to its chip set, the Kirin 970, boasting a “Neural Processing Unit“, or NPU for short, and their previous endeavours into the machine learning realm.
While the NPU may sound similar to Apple‘s neural engine, it‘s possible that their previous experience with machine learning, implemented in predecessor Mate 9, as well as tweaks in software to make the most of said learning, could give Huawei the edge as far as AI performance and user experience personalization goes.
The Mate 10 trio, led by the “Pro“ version, will also have a standard version, as well as a “Lite“ one, at the disposal of customers.
The reveal is set to be part of a company media event that will be held in Munich, Germany during yearly tech showcase IFA.