13 June 2018
Huawei is one of the Android OEMs which have been showing a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in smartphones. It started this with the release of Mate 10 smartphone which is powered by Kirin 970 chipset which further has a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). And yesterday at the Huawei P20 series launch, Richard Yu talked about AI again while announcing what new AI features have been added to the new devices.
Yu has now confirmed that the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be receiving these new P20 AI features with Android 8.1 Oreo update. This is indeed a good news for all the users as they will not be missing out some of the new goodies just because they have a flagship from last year. To be specific, Huawei will be adding the six new scenes which its AI technology is now capable of identifying while clicking a photo.
The all-new Huawei P20 series is capable of identifying a total of 19 scenes including cat, food, group, natural colours, close-up, night shot, text, greenery, portrait, dog, fireworks, blue sky, flowers, stage, document, sunset, snow, waterfall, and beach. Six of these scenes are new additions which will now be added to Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with a future update. It is worth mentioning that Yu did not comment on any timeline which means it could be a while before the update arrives.
The good thing is that once these AI-powered scenes will arrive on Mate 10, users will have the option to disable them if they wish to click photos without any AI assistance. We will keep you update as and when the update with new scenes support will arrive.