Google unveiled its first Android devices that will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. But they’re not going to be the only new Android devices running Google’s latest operating system right out of the box this year.
We might see Android Oreo Phones from Lenovo or other makers this year.
The first iPhone “killers” with Oreo on board have been unveiled and they’re not made by who you might’ve guessed.
Samsung, LG, and HTC are yet to unveil new Oreo hardware and it’ll be a while until they do, the HTC Pixel 2 and LG Pixel 2 XL don’t count. Oreo was released in mid-August and so far it’s only available on old Pixel and Nexus handsets and on the Pixel 2 series out-of-box.
But Huawei just unveiled a pair of high-end handsets meant to compete directly against the high-end handsets of 2017, including Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Meet the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
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We’re looking at similar devices when it comes to specs and design but they’re not exactly identical.
The Huawei Mate 10 is the version with a 5.9-inch LCD 16:9 screen with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, and it’ll compete directly against the iPhone 8 series. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro sports a 6-inch 18:9 OLED display with Full HD (2160 x 1080) resolution and it’s probably meant to rival the iPhone X.
Both handsets sport a new Huawei Kirin 970 10nm processor complete with a neural processing unit.
4GB and 6GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB of storage, microSD support, a dual lens Leica-branded rear camera (12-megapixel color and 20-megapixel monochrome lens).
Rear camera comes with optical image stabilization and f/1.6 aperture, 8-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint sensor on the front (Mate 10) or back (Mate 10 Pro) and 4,000 mAh battery.
Soon we will see Huawei Mate 10 Lite as well which is launched recently in china
Amazingly, both devices are made of glass, but without wireless charging support, which is a strange decision from Huawei.
Cheaper model will come with headphone jack and no water/dust-proof certification, while Pro has gets IP67 without 3.5mm port.
Mate 10 will retail for around €699 in October, while Mate 10 Pro costs €799 and should launch in mid-November. A 256GB Mate 10 model that costs €1,395 is Porsche Design version (Special Edition) of the Mate 10.