What AI can do for your smartphone?


Posted at Feb 27 2018 07:08 PM | Updated as of Oct 17 2018 04:55 PM

There has been increasing talks on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in various smartphone devices, but what can it really do for users? 

AI claims to improve the way people do things, but can it really make things better for consumers? 

Last 2017, Huawei released a new flagship line – Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The devices boast of having a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which acts as the brain for the smartphone. The Kirin 970 chipset holds a machine learning algorithm that makes the smartphone perform better.


One of the main features of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is its camera capabilities. Aside from the smartphone's dual lens cameras that are co-engineered with Leica, Huawei’s cameras also have the ability to detect various objects such as flowers, sunsets, food, dogs, portraits – and automatically adjusts camera settings to get the best shots. This enables even the people with little to no knowledge on technical photography settings to take great photos. 


Unlike other smartphones that pull their language translator from Google, Huawei’s language feature is built into the phone. It allows instant translation of text, images, conversations and voice of over 50 languages. 

With the support of the Kirin 970 chipset, translations of images and texts are faster. This diminishes language barriers and helps people from different cultures communicate better. 


The Mate 10 series' battery possesses 4000 MaH in terms of capacity. This in itself sets it apart from its other competitors that are at the 3400 to 3600 range. 

More than capacity, what makes the battery powerful is that it is managed by AI. With the help of the Neural Processing Unit, it learns a person’s habits and usage, and prioritizes energy to apps and activities that are more frequently used. For example, during night time, it detects that the user is asleep so it minimizes energy since the phone is not in use. 

Customers can experience smartphone royalty with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in Gray and Mocha Brown. Limited edition Midnight Blue color variants starting December 15, 2017 for Php 38,990. 

Globe also offers the Huawei Mate 10 with ThePLAN 1999 with P4,800 cash-out and the Mate 10 Pro at ThePLAN with P14,400 cash-out. Both plans include unlimited calls to Globe/TM, unlimited texts to all networks and various streaming subscription plans.

Smart subscribers can also get the Huawei Mate 10 for Php 1,000/month with a Smart Postpaid Plan 799, or opt for lower monthly device payments with Plan 999-2999.

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