Huawei, the Chinese smartphone manufacturing giant is pulling all stops to steal the show with the launch of its upcoming flagship Huawei Mate 10 which is due to steal the hearts of the users on 16th October.
This new device is all about Artificial Intelligence, starting from the Kirin 970 chipset which was unveiled last month at IFA 2017.
Last week, in a leaked marketing promo we saw that AI is playing a huge role in the operations of Huawei Mate 10 as it will help recognize up to 14 different scenarios and will thus automatically adjust the settings of the camera.
One of the juiciest things revealed in the promo was that the Huawei Mate 10 was coming with the digital assistant. Recently, in a press meetup, an official of Huawei Pakistan hinted at a similar thing.
Waqar, Nazir, the National Training Head of Huawei Pakistan while briefing the media about the AI technology that will be present in the upcoming handset said that the AI will reside in the smartphone’s chipset where unlike Apple’s Siri, it will not require an Internet connection.
Here the comparison with Siri is an interesting one as it is a digital voice assistant which would only mean that Huawei plans to introduce a similar thing in its new device.
Even though the company mocked Samsung when the South Korean giant introduced dual cameras this year, Huawei mainly considers Apple as its competitor. According to Huawei’s CEO, Mate 10 will give tough competition to iPhone 8 which was released last month.
Huawei’s digital assistant or whatever they might call it will not be connected to cloud and thus would operate even if it is not connected to the internet. The company has not yet confirmed the arrival of a digital assistant in a definite sentence.
Furthermore, the chipset’s NPU (Neural Processing Unit) will be able to process 1000 images in one minute while consuming 0.19 percent battery, Huawei Mate 10 will be 25% faster than its predecessor in terms of speed.
Huawei official also asserted that while iPhone can only read faces, for now, Huawei Mate 10 will be able to identify places thanks to AI. By just looking at a picture, the device will let the user know which location is the user looking at in the picture but we think that the smartphone cannot accomplish this task off-net as it would lack the database to compare the picture with the vast locations present on the Earth.
Again, by comparing the Face ID of iPhone with their AI technology, is Huawei hinting to bring face unlocking technology in its new smartphone? We only have a few weeks to find out.