Forget the smartphone. The 'superphone' will soon be your new best mate

  • 06/11/2017

At home, on the bus, on the street or in the park, a quick look around shows just how much we rely on our smartphones.

They've put internet access, cameras, scanners, cloud data and analytics into our pockets and try as we might, we find them hard to put down.

Now the 'superphone', which uses artificial intelligence to see and learn, is set to revolutionise our lives once more. A good example of this is the Huawei Mate 10, which launches in NZ tomorrow.

It has a Kirin 970 chip with a neural network processing unit.  A neural network is a computer system modelled on the human brain and nervous system.

The more the device gets used, the more it learns. Our uniqueness is being utilised as the device gets to know us. An everyday example is understanding and improving our photos.

Did you know?

  • We touch our phones more than 2,617 times a day on average.
  • We use them for more than four hours a day with 90% of that time spent on apps.
  • On average we check our phones 47 times a day, or as much as 150 for millennials.
  • About 43% of us check notifications within five minutes of waking up.
  • One in three admit we'd give up sex quicker than our smartphones.

Sources: eMarketer, dScout, Nielsen, Flurry

The Huawei Mate 10 sees and understands what's in front of it and optimise its settings for the perfect photo.
The Huawei Mate 10 sees and understands what's in front of it and optimise its settings for the perfect photo. Photo credit: Billy Paine

Scientists believe it won't be long before smartphones will behave as intelligent entities that know how we feel and what our emotions are and give us predictions on how to improve.

Imagine this. You receive an email for the Christmas work-do which has a fancy dress theme. The email gets automatically entered into your calendar, then a week before the event the phone will remind you to get an outfit and give you suggestions on where to hire it from. On the day it will tell you the weather and sets your car's GPS so you can find out where you're going.

A single interaction creating a chain of effortless experiences and device connectivity.

In the not too distant future,  facial recognition technology will be able to help you with person you've think you've met before but just can't place. It'll look through a databse of people you met over say 10 years. An app will adjust the images to account for ageing, beards, makeup and so forth.

The Huawei Mate 10 is more than just an 'intelligent' phone. 

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This article has been created for Huawei.