Huawei Adds Object Recognition Feature to Mate 10 Smartphone

Published By : 30 Oct 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In yet another leap in smartphone capabilities, smartphone major Huawei has added advanced object-recognition capabilities to its latest smartphones. This will help the phone capture better photos than what competitive phones can do.

As stated by a Huawei spokesperson, the artificial intelligence based technology can distinguish between dogs and cats in a fraction of a second, as a result tweaking how the eyes and fur appear. This capability is because of a new type of chip in Mate 10 phones.

However experts are questioning the tech’s appeal.

Processor Developed In-house with Additional Processing Capabilities

At present, Huawei is the world’s third-leading smartphone maker, according to research company IDC. The company has displayed a market share of 11.3% for the April-June quarter. This puts Huawei slightly behind Apple, which held 12% share in the same quarter. Previously, the Chinese phone maker commented that it aimed to outdo its US rival before 2019 end, and following which it aims to leapfrog market leader, Samsung.

As commented by Huawei, the Mate 10’s camera-controlling algorithms have been trained with more than 100 million pictures to accentuate its capability to recognize different items and scenarios. Further, as stated the company, the processor Kirin 970 has been developed in-house to facilitate decisions to be taken without time lapse. The processor comprises a neural processing unit (NPU) along with the standard central processing unit and graphics processing units that are standard in most computers for power needs.

According to Huawei, the inclusion of NPU in the chip enables the processor to recognize as much as 2,000 images every minute.

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