Costly High-Tech Features Identify New Smartphone Battles


The forefront of the war for handset supremacy over the impending years have developed more obvious after Huawei, the Chinese technology firm, presented an AI-fueled handset designed to go nose to nose with Apple and Samsung. Features required to drive a gadget into the top end are more expensive and complex to design, meaning only the firms with the deepest pockets and expertise can hope to battle. On the exterior, the dissimilarities between handsets from the 3 largest smartphone makers of the world are small: they show dual cameras for high-quality images, a screen widening from edge to edge, and huge batteries.

Behind the curtains, the spending Apple, Samsung, and Huawei have made into tech at the core of the handsets is what they expect will set them separately. Both, the Chinese firm Huawei and the U.S. major Apple have bet on capabilities of artificial intelligence developed to take some of the burden off shoulders of the users, displaying them in cameras of the their handsets at glossy events of launch. Last month declaring its iPhone X, Apple displayed off unlocking the handset by recognizing the face of the owner.

Last week, Huawei showed its latest handset Mate 10 recognizing when it was directed at a vase of flowers, a plate of food, or a family pet and regulating settings of its camera automatically. Systems like these are based on supposed machine learning, indicating that rather than a human programmer operating out on how to recognize a face, software is used for the same purpose. Huawei claimed that it had tested its camera on 100 Million pics to get its quick image recognition, and also displayed the power of Mate 10 for housekeeping tasks or language translation such as organizing files.

Both Huawei and Apple have built specialist capabilities of machine learning into the processors that fuel their handset, which might give 3rd-party app coders all over the globe the opportunity to think up new applications for the approach. “AI is no longer a practical thought but something that interweaves with our day to day life,” Richard Yu, chief of consumer devices at Huawei, claimed to the media.