Huawei is continuing on its path to exceptional growth. After promising sales numbers for its Mate 9, the Chinese manufacturer is readying its successor, the Mate 10. This iteration should arrive in a competitive market ready to win with the new house processor, the Kirin 970, made with a 10 nanometer process. Here’s how it aims to beat the iPhone 8.
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Huawei Mate 10: release date and price
Unless Huawei decides to anticipate its schedule, the Mate 10 is expected to arrive in November. Its predecessor arrived on the US market with a price of $599.
Huawei’s goal is to someday surpass Apple and Samsung, and with the launch of the Mate 10 soon, it hopes to take steps toward that goal by outshining the upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone 8. Both of these new flagships will be unveiled around the same time, but Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, told Bloomberg that the Mate 10 will be “an even more powerful product.”
He continues with details, “The Mate 10, which has much longer battery life with a full-screen display, quicker changing [sic] speed, better photographing capability and many other features that will help us compete with Apple.” Yu also revealed that Huawei will stop making low-end devices because it isn’t profitable enough as the firm continues to expand globally with a focus on Europe, China and Japan.
Huawei Mate 10: technical specs
The upcoming Huawei Mate 10 could be a performance monster. According to analyst Pan Jiutang, Huawei’s future phablet is expected to offer the latest Kirin 970 processor, also made by Huawei. The Kirin 970 would be engraved in 10 nanometers instead of 16 nanometers, as was the case with Kirin 960 of the Huawei P10. In general, a smaller semiconductor size results in greater energy efficiency and better performance.
This new processor could even match Samsung’s latest SoC, the Exynos 8895 and the Snapdragon 835. Moreover, this Kirin 970 processor would offer 8 cores, 4 ARM Cortex-A73 clocked at 3 GHz and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.8 Ghz. On the graphics side, Huawei should also evolve with a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.
What do you think of the rise of Huawei? Are you looking forward to the Mate 10?