Huawei is due to unveil its new flagship smartphone later this month. We’ve already heard a lot of rumors about this device. The latest suggests that the Huawei Mate 10 is going to have support for Samsung DeX-like functionality. Samsung DeX was introduced earlier this year with the Galaxy S8, it enables the smartphone to power a desktop-style UI that users can access by using a special dock.

Samsung has worked with third-party app developers to bring DeX support to some productivity applications. The idea is to power a PC-like desktop experience using just the smartphone and the dock. Huawei is reportedly going to offer something similar with the Huawei Mate 10.

The latest report suggests that the new Mate 10 handsets from Huawei are going to have a DeX-like feature. Huawei’s proprietary desktop dock is said to feature a DisplayPort as well as support for Miracast so that it can be wirelessly connected with large screens.

Huawei has recently been teasing the Mate 10 in the days leading up to the handset’s launch. The latest teaser suggests that the Mate 10 won’t just be a smartphone but an “intelligent machine.” That might have been a subtle hint towards its ability to power a PC-like desktop experience.

The company has also been playing up the artificial intelligence angle for this handset. The processor that powers it, Huawei’s Kirin 970, has built-in AI capabilities which the company claims will set it apart from the competition. Just how much of that is true will be revealed on October 16th when the Huawei Mate 10 is launched officially.

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