Huawei’s UK research centre at Cambridge Science Park was today basking in the reflected glory of the Chinese giant’s launch of the AI-driven Mate 10 Series mobile device.
The company insists the product is so revolutionary that it is much more than a smartphone.
Huawai has grown like Topsy locally since acquiring Neul to provide an entry into the Cambridge UK technology cluster but was unavailable at the time of writing to discuss any input to Mate 10 by its Cambridge team.
Launching the series in Munich today, Huawei said the technology would open the door to new AI mobile applications.
It said the device combined innovative hardware, the Kirin 970 chipset and EMUI 8.0, enjoyed supremely long-lasting battery life while integrating New Leica Dual Camera technology.
Richard Yu, CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group. said: “As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily life.
“AI can enhance user experience, provide valuable services and improve product performanc. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent smartphones.”
Already looking to outsell Apple inside two years, the Chinese corporation said the Mate 10 Series supports super-fast LTE connectivity and download speeds. The device comes with the world’s first dual 4G SIM support and dual VoLTE connections, it added.
The device will be available from late October in more than 15 countries and regions including Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. That reach will stretch by mid-November to more than two dozen countries, including Germany, France, Italy, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.