Huawei may not be the biggest name in the West, but it recently surpassed Apple as the world’s second biggest smartphone manufacturer. Now it’s announcing two new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, its first real entry into the bezel-less design trend that’s made 2017 a wonderful year for smartphone design.
I had the chance to go hands on with the devices at a small preview event in New York, and there’s a lot to like about both models. Which brings me to an interesting point: the Mate 10 and 10 Pro aren’t your usual pairing of spec configurations. In some ways, it seems they don’t belong in the same series.