The Huawei Mate 10’s PC Mode copies Continuum for Phones wholesale, and finally does it right

We posted recently on rumours that the Huawei Mate 10 would feature a Continuum for Phones-like desktop solution for their device.

This rumour turned out to be true, and for fans of Continuum for Phones on Windows 10 Mobile who are looking for their next handset, the good news is that Huawei seems to have done it even better than Microsoft while retaining most of the features which make Continuum for Phones so good.

Gone is the need to travel with a bulky dock for example on the Mate 10, with only a standard USB-C to HDMI cable required. The device features a full EMUI multi-window desktop with icons and a dock, and the phone and desktop screen can be operated independently, while still featuring a trackpad and keyboard function when you are travelling without either.

Like Continuum for Phones, we believe PC Mode also works over Miracast, and users will be able to make phones calls and operate their handset without interfering with the big screen display.

Large screen displays are already well supported by Microsoft’s Android productivity software, and due to the low cost of implementation, I am sure many Huawei Mate 10 owners will give the feature a try.

The Mate 10 comes with a 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, while the larger Mate 10 Pro comes with a 6-inch display with a resolution of 6-inch 2160×1080 pixels. Both of the devices come with 4GB of RAM, but Huawei will be selling a 6GB variant of the Mate 10 Pro as well. Both the devices also pack Huawei’s own Kirin 970 CPU, a 4,000 mAh battery, and dual cameras on the back. The Mate 10 will come with 64GB of internal storage, but the bigger Pro variant will also be available with 128GB of storage.

Huawei will start selling the new Mate 10 next month, starting at $825 while the Mate 10 Pro will cost you $943.

See a less slick but more real demo of the PC Mode in action by Ben Sin below:

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