When the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P was unveiled in the U.S. back in 2015, the name was a little unknown to some people, but since then, the story has changed.
Despite its dominance in Asia and other markets, Huawei hasn’t made its mark in the U.S. However, the company’s products have been slowly making their way to the country, be it budget handsets such as the Honor 6X or even high-end handsets such as the Huawei Honor 8. Still, the P and Mate series remain elusive in the country, but this started changing with last year’s Mate 9 and it’s expected to get even better with the new Mate 10.
For the uninitiated, the Huawei Mate 10 is the latest piece of hardware from the Chinese company and it’s here to battle with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X, LG V30, and HTC U11+, among other high-end phones. To stay unique, the phone has an AI-powered processor that brings a handful of goodies associated with this emerging technology.
Unlike the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the standard Mate 10 comes with a more familiar 16:9 display screen with 5.9 inches of real estate. The resolution is QHD, just like other flagship phones, but the fingerprint scanner remains on the front. The phone comes with a dual-lens camera with 12MP+20MP lenses both with f/1.6 aperture and 2x lossless zoom while the front gets an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Under the hood, the Huawei Mate 10 ships with a powerful Kirin 970 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz and paired with 4GB RAM alongside 64GB of expandable storage that supports up to 256GB. Android Oreo powers the Mate 10 out of the box and keeping it alive is a massive 4000mAh battery unit, bigger than many flagship phones out there.
For fans of Huawei who got the Google Nexus 6P and are now looking to replace the phone, the Huawei Mate 10 is a great choice. Although it doesn’t come with the pure Android experience you get on Google phones, but you’ll love what the latest EMUI skin has to offer. The Mate 10 also comes with Project Treble, a feature that won’t be making it to the Nexus 6P despite the update to Oreo.
A lot of people have been complaining about the poor battery life on the Google Nexus 6P. Well, the Huawei Mate 10 has a bigger battery than the 6P and it’ll definitely deliver a much better battery life. The company has not yet confirmed the pricing and availability in the U.S., but those in Europe can already purchase the phone at €700, which translates to about $835.