Having announced its brand new HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor sporting baked-in AI at IFA 2017 a few days ago, Huawei is busy prepping to launch the Mate 10 on October 16th in Munich. To whet the appetite, Huawei has teased the lock-screen of its new device that should launch running EMUI 6 and confirmed the aspect ratio of its display.
The most obvious thing you can take from the video teaser is a feature called ‘Smart Color Selection’. It allows the font for the date, time and other information on the lock screen to display subtle hues taken from the background image, as you can see from the embedded video below. So if the lock screen image is mostly green, the font will reflect this, instead of showing in white which is the current default on lock screens.
Of course, something else we can take away from the teaser is the resolution and aspect ratio of the device. Thanks to LG, Samsung, and apparently Google, changing their displays on their 2017 flagships to an aspect ratio of 2:1 (or 18:9 if you want to be pedantic) from the previous 16:9, Huawei has had to up its game with what it offers on the upcoming Mate 10. The video above has a resolution of 1080 x 2160, which suggests it was captured off the standard Mate 10 which is believed to feature a Full HD display, albeit with 2:1 aspect ratio.
The Mate 10 Pro’s panel will also have 2:1 aspect ratio, but it is expected to sport a curved Quad HD display with 1440 x 2880 resolution. Unlike last year with the Mate 9 Pro that was only available in China, the Mate 10 Pro is believed to be the headline device for Europe this time around.
With just over a month to go until the big reveal in Munich on October 16th, are you looking forward to the Mate 10? If you are a Mate 9 user, will you upgrade to the new model?