Notebookcheck

Huawei Mate 10 to support Mirabook, have DeX-like functionality

The Mirabook will offer native PC-like support for the Huawei Mate 10. (Source: MirAxess)
The Mirabook will offer native PC-like support for the Huawei Mate 10. (Source: MirAxess)
The Huawei Mate 10 looks set to follow both Microsoft and Samsung in offering a dock that converts the device into something offering a PC-like experience. The tip comes from the maker of the Mirabook Android and Windows Continuum-compatible laptop dock.

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.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 10 > Huawei Mate 10 to support Mirabook, have DeX-like functionality
Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-10- 2 (Update: 2017-10- 2)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.