According to the video, the upcoming flagship from Huawei is “not a smartphone.” It also says the device will be so smart that it’ll “think for us.”
As we approach October 16, we are learning more about the upcoming Mate 10-branded smartphones day by day. So far, we’ve seen what seemed like leaked slideshows, purportedly showing images of the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. Rumors suggest that the Pro version could sport a bezel-less design, 4,000 mAh battery, all-new camera sensors, and of course, advanced AI features.
The AI part is where things get interesting. The Chinese electronics giant has previously stated that its upcoming flagship – presumably called the Mate 10 – will be “more powerful” than the recently-released iPhones. It even made fun of the Face ID technology found inside the iPhone X, claiming that the Mate 10 will be the “real AI smartphone.” These are certainly bold claims, but one thing is for sure: Huawei is not taking AI lightly. The company has already discussed its plans to launch an application processor that combines CPU, GPU, and AI functions, and although it’s unclear whether that’ll debut with the Mate 10, from the latest teaser, it’s clear AI is going to play a big role in the upcoming device:
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) September 29, 2017
Huawei says that the Mate 10 “is not a smartphone” but rather “an intelligent machine.” Then it proceeds, “This sees, thinks, learns like us [and] for us.” On one hand, I can’t wait to see what Huawei has in store for us. My guess is that the AI here is mainly referring to the Neural Processing Unit that the company has been talking about and photography-related features (Apple seems to be taking a similar approach). On the other hand, however, I’m a little creeped out by the fact that I’m so excited for a phone that’s going to “think for me.”
I’m a little creeped out by the fact that I’m so excited for a phone that’s going to 'think for me.'
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