In simpler terms, this means that the Mate 10 Pro has a display that's taller, yet narrower - one that could potentially fit better in the hand and fit more of your Twitter feed on a single screen, but would show most YouTube videos with black bars on the sides.
The Mate 10 has followed the iPhone, HTC U11 and Pixel 2 by ditching the headphone port which Huawei claims has given then more room for the bigger battery. The only difference is in the storage: at 256GB, it's double the storage of the Mate 10 Pro. Huawei also continues its partnership with Leica, offering a dual-lens camera with both lenses featuring an aperture of f/1.6.
The highlight of the new Mate devices is the dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which Huawei says has self-learning capabilities and imitates how the human brain processes information.
The Huawei Mate 10 is tipped to be a major step up from its predecessor with a recent leak claiming that the phone will feature a 6.1in Quad-HD AMOLED display. More money for more of just about everything, from the display to the internal components.
The Mate 10 also features a curved rear glass case which has been created to sit more comfortably in the palm of its owners.
Continuing on from the Mate 9 we saw released earlier in the year, the Mate 10 improves on the dual-camera technology that already saw an update in the P10, also released earlier in the year.
According to Huawei Malaysia, the Mate 10 will be priced at RM2,699 and is expected to be available on Oct 28. At the launch event Huawei stressed a lot about how the smartphone is focused on heavy users. All the colours include Champagne Gold, Black, Pink Gold and Mocha Brown for the Mate 10 and Titanium Grey, Mocha Brown, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold for the Mate 10 Pro.
Flip it over, and more changes are afoot. Both the devices also pack Huawei's own Kirin 970 CPU, a 4,000mAhy battery, dual cameras on the back. And there's a little guarantee that they'll be spicing it up a bit this year.
On the back, the Leica-branded vertical dual-camera module is encased in a horizontal strip that is in a lighter colour compared to the rest of the phone. It has a 3.5mm audio jack and a MicroSD card for storage expansion.
Likewise, what's most alarming is the lack of waterproofing.
The Mate 10 costs 699 euros while the Pro will be at 799 euros. The Mate 10 display is a 5.9 inch 16:9 display while the Mate 10 Pro has an 18:9 OLED display with even smaller bezels.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is priced at Euro 699 (roughly Rs. 53,400), and will go on sale from November in Australia, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE as the first wave of launch markets. The phones will come with Android 8.0 and Huawei's upgraded EMUI 8.0 user interface.
Whether Huawei will finish the year in second or third (probably, third) in the global smartphone vendor rankings, the Chinese company's latest flagship phone (s) must be taken seriously in the extremely heated battle for this holiday season's heayweight title.
Hopefully, the new chip will be a touch more efficient, too, because battery life wasn't the Mate 9's strongest suit. Like Samsung DeX, it transforms the phone into a desktop when connected to an external screen. We had a brief play with the Mate 10 Pro and indeed found that it was capable of recognising a ballet dancer, green foliage and a very dark neon sign, each time adjusting the camera's shooting mode and settings to correctly capture the subject.
The main 12-megapixel camera utilises an RGB sensor, while the secondary camera uses a 20-megapixel, monochrome-only sensor, which helps to capture finer details.
It seems odd to us that Huawei has made a decision to equip the supposedly "Pro" model with a lower-resolution display, but the move to the more vibrant OLED should offset this somewhat.