Huawei Mate 10 official spoilers were dropped at the IFA event in Berlin this Saturday. The new flagship is set to beat its rivals, Apple and Samsung, with its latest system on a chip (SoC). The new device would be the first smartphone to run with its own Artificial Intelligence.

Introducing the new chipset with AI

The brand’s consumer business group CEO Richard Yu gave out the major revelation on the powerful chipset at IFA. He announced that the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 carries a state-of-the-art chipset that features artificial intelligence.

Called the Kirin 970, the CEO described it to be the “world’s fastest mobile modem.” Yu also bragged that the new chip would make the upcoming flagship to be the world’s first smartphone with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU).

The CEO explained that having an NPU means the chipset already has its own artificial intelligence. This also means that the new device would be a great milestone as all existing phones are only able to interact with A.I. by depending on an internet/cloud connection.

The Kirin 970 is just as small as one’s thumb’s nail. It is so powerful that it contains 5.5 billion transistors, whereas the rival Snapdragon 835 only has 3 billion.

The new chip is one impressive breakthrough of the Chinese tech company. Yu revealed that they developed the NPU on the Kirin 970 for the past five years, and have spent billions of yuan for this. He also mentioned that the NPU has the ability to think and work actively to give the best user experience, Forbes reported.

The new Mate 10 meets the top feature requirements

Reuters has noted that Huawei recognizes the phone features that consumers look for in a new model. The CEO mentioned in the IFA interview that compact design, longer battery life, better speed, and performance are the top priority features.

Furthermore, Yu announced that the new Mate 10 is intelligent enough to analyze and perform data in real time.

This means that the new handset could perform more excellent photography. In addition, the CEO detailed that the camera has the ability to distinguish the difference between a flower or a cat when taking pictures.

Aside from the improved camera, the new flagship works twice as fast its predecessor’s chip, Kirin 960. The upcoming Mate10 supports Cat 18 and reaches up to 1.2 Gbps download speed.

Moreover, the new chipset claims to be “50 times” more productive than a normal CPU. This points to an improved battery life as well.

Huawei Mate 10 is set to launch on Oct. 16 in Munich, Germany.