Honor unveiled new AI smartphone

Updated 2017-11-30 07:30:56 chinadaily.com.cn
Zhao Ming, president of Honor, a smartphone brand of Huawei Technologies, unveiles AI-enabled smartphone V10 in Beijing, Nov 28, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Zhao Ming, president of Honor, a smartphone brand of Huawei Technologies, unveiles AI-enabled smartphone V10 in Beijing, Nov 28, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Honor, a smartphone brand of Huawei Technologies, has unveiled a new artificial intelligence handset to tap into consumers' growing demands for intelligent services amid mounting competitions from domestic rivals.

The new gadget called V10 is equipped with Huawei's first AI-enabled chipset Kirin 970, and a 5.99-inch full-display screen. It came at a time when AI is seen as one of the key areas for players to stand out from a crowded market, where handsets look increasingly similar in both design and services.

Zhao Ming, president of the Honor brand, said companies usually upgrade smartphones by constantly improving the processing speed of the hardware and optimizing software. But the approach is starting to hit a bottleneck.

"AI offers a new direction, which can help smartphones understand users and then optimize services in response to consumers' specific needs," Zhao said.

According to him, AI-enabled smartphones can help narrow the capability gap between ordinary people and professionals. For instance, V10's cameras can identify 13 types of objects, such as people and plants, when being photographed, and can adjust settings such as correction filters in accordance with the surrounding environment. This can help people shoot better pictures, even though they don't have professional knowledge about photography.

Starting from 2,699 yuan (9) in China, V10 is also designed to better meet gaming enthusiasts' demands by enabling faster operational speeds.

Kirin 970 is the first AI-enabled chipset unveiled by Huawei. It is powered by an 8-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. Built using a 10-nanometer manufacturing process, the chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors into an area of only 1 square centimeter.

The Mate 10 series, Huawei's flagship smartphones which were launched in October in China, are also equipped with the Kirin 970 chip.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 15 2018 17:14:10

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 15 2018 17:14:10

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 15 2018 17:14:10

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords