Ringke Mobile News – Mate 10 Series, etc

1.Huawei Announces Mate 10 Series 

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Huawei announced the new flagship smartphone “Mate 10” series.

The Mate 10 series are available in four different models with different functions, which include Mate 10 Lite, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design.

The most basic model is the Mate 10 is equipped with the world’s first AI platform (NPU) processor Kirin 970. The ‘Mate 10’ with Leica camera is expected to be sold mainly in European and Chinese markets. The cheapest model is priced at 699 euros ($823), which is more expensive than what the market expects.

Although Mate 10 has a lot of positive evaluations about its product strength, it is pointed out that the innovative features such as Samsung Galaxy Dex are equipped with similar functions.

 

Huawei Mate 10 specifications:

  • Display: 5.9 inch QHD
  • AP: Kirin 970 (World’s first mobile AI-equipped neural processing device)
  • Camera: rear Leica camera (f / 1.6 color + monochrome sensor)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Android 8.09 Oreo
  • DisplayPort monitor output (keyboard and mouse similar to Dex)
  • Available colors: Black / Champagne Gold / Mocha Brown

 

Huawei Mate 10 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 5.9 inch QHD
  • AP: Kirin 659
  • Camera: Dual 16 MP + 2 MP
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 3340mAh
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Available colors: Black / Blue / Gold

 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.0 inch
  • AP: Kirin 970
  • Camera: Dual 20 MP + 12 MP
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Available colors: Midnight Blue / Titanium Gray / Mocha Brown / Pink Gold

 

 

Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Specifications:

  • Display: 6.0 inch
  • AP: Kirin 970
  • Camera: Dual 20 MP + 12 MP
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Available colors: Diamond Black

 

Huawei will begin to sell in China first from October 20th, and will be sold in Europe and the United States.

 

2. Xiaomi Announces Ultra-Low Price Smartphone Redmi 5A

 

 

Xiaomi expressed confidence in China’s domestic market share recovery by announcing ultra low priced smartphone Redmi 5A.

Redmi 5A, which will be sold for 600 yuan (about $90), has a lot of price competitiveness in China market where cheap smartphones are flooded. However, people are in the midst of suspicion on Redmi 5A and worry that 5A has a defective product because 5A has such an affordable price with a 5-inch display with HD resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset.

 

Redmi 5A Full Specs:

  • Display: 5.0 inch
  • AP: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Android 7.1
  • Available colors: Gold / Rose Gold / Gray

 

3. Oculus Stand-Alone VR Headset ‘GO’ Announcement

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Oculus unveiled a standalone VR headset ‘Go’.

Oculus Go will be sold in early next year and it seems to set a significant milestone in the VR market.

Moreover, ‘Go’ is not only expected to become a catalyst for popularization of VR content because it gives possibility to experience virtual reality by using VR device alone beyond the method of connecting with existing smartphone and PC, but also expected to be optimized for video content and simple games.

If Oculus shows that it is as complete as the market expects, they will be able to sell the high in the education content and emerging markets with low price.

The industry expects Facebook to be an active participant in the VR content market in response to the launch of Oculus Go.

 

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