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Huawei is having a hard time breaking into the U.S. smartphone market -- at least when it comes to partnering with wireless carriers. It had a deal set up with AT&T to directly offer smartphones made by the Chinese company. That deal fell apart after AT&T was pressured by the U.S. government to not sell the devices. Verizon later backed out of its own deal to sell the smartphones under similar pressure. Huawei said that it would simply sell its smartphones directly via retailers in the U.S. and the Mate 10 is now open for preorder via Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers. The device is selling for $799, making it a high-end device. Whether that high price tag can lure buyers... Read more...
It seems as though dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) hardware is seeping into more aspects of our computing hardware (see Apple iPhone X), and the latest evidence of that is with Huawei's new Mate 10 Series of flagship smartphones. There are two smartphones in the family: the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, both of which are powered by the new Kirin 970 SoC. Huawei bills this as the "world's first AI processor for smartphones with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit", although we'd probably think that Apple would take issue with the statement. Huawei says that this dedicated NPU gives the Kirin 970 the ability to offer a 25x boost in performance with 50x greater energy efficiency compared... Read more...