Huawei will be announcing the Kirin 970 chipset driven Mate 10 and Mate 10 smartphones on Oct. 16 in Munich, Germany. The Chinese manufacturer has released the first trailer video for its upcoming flagship smartphones to boast on their AI capabilities.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) September 29, 2017
The video (available in the source link) begins by probably boasting about the Mate 10 by saying that “this is not smartphone” as it can see, think and learn like human beings thanks to its Kirin 970 chip that is integrated with AI. Then, an image of a human brain is shown to indicate that the chip can almost function like a human brain. The video ends by calling it an intelligent machine. It indeed seems to be a smart phone.
The Kirin 970 is an 10nm chipset that is integrated with AI computing Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The inclusion of NPU means it takes lesser time and power to carry out AI related tasks. The Chinese company has said that it has created an open AI ecosystem that will allow apps can directly access NPU capabilities and also through third party AI frameworks.
The official launch of Mate 10 is more than two weeks away. The company is consistently building hype on its upcoming flagship phones before the official unveil event and it is touting it is worthy competitor for Apple iPhone 8 and Apple Galaxy Note 8.