Huawei Mate 10 to support Mirabook, have DeX-like functionality
The eagerly anticipated Huawei Mate 10 will support the Mirabook smartphone laptop dock when it launches, according to MirAxess CEO Yanis Anteur. The Mirabook, due to arrive in the next several weeks, already supports the DeX PC-like functionality of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones while it also supports Windows 10 Mobile Continuum devices like the HP Elite x3. This is what Anteur had to say:
For now on we recommend to use the Mirabook with the Galaxy S8 for DeX and Windows Phones for Continuum. I also have a secret news for you [sic]), the new Huawei smartphones announced on 16 October will have a DeX like feature and should be compatible with the Mirabook.
Huawei is already advertising the forthcoming Mate 10 as being “not a smartphone,” hinting that it has capabilities that lend it to becoming something more to its users. In addition to AI features embedded in its Huawei-made Kirin 970 SoC, the new leak from the MirAxess CEO suggests we can now also expect the Mate 10 to come with a DeX-like dock offering PC-like support when connected to a monitor and keyboard.
With smartphones now powered by chips that are as powerful as many notebook chips, it makes sense that manufacturers are starting to look at new ways in which to tap their full potential. It also makes sense that Huawei would be looking to offer feature parity with Samsung. Now the second largest smartphone maker in the world, ahead of Apple, but behind Samsung, it looks to have the Korean giant in sights next.
The Huawei Mate 10 range is due to be officially unveiled on 16 October. The Mirabook is up for pre-order on the MirAxcess site for US $259.