Huawei has announced Mate 9, its latest flagship smartphone at an event in Munich, Germany. It packs a 5.9-inch Full HD (1080p) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 960 (64-bit) Octa-Core processor with IntelliSense i6 sensor hub, has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Emotion UI 5.0 on top and comes with Google DaydreamVR support. It has a second-generation Leica dual-lens camera setup with a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with 4-in-1 hybrid auto-focus (laser, phase-detect, depth and contrast detection), Hybrid Zoom – featuring 2x magnification without loss of quality, dual-tone LED flash, optical image stabilization (OIS) and uses Huawei’s own ISP. It also has an 8-megapixel front camera.
It has unibody aluminum design, a fingerprint sensor on the back, hybrid dual SIM slot that lets you use the secondary SIM slot as a microSD card slot when required and packs a 4000mAh battery with SuperCharge (3.5-5V – 5A / 9V-2A) technology that promises full day of charge in just 20 minutes.
Huawei Mate 9 specifications:
- 5.9-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC Color Gamut
- Huawei Kirin 960 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-Core (4 x 2.4 GHz A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) CPU + i6 co-processor
- Mali G71 MP8 GPU
- 4GB DDR4 RAM
- 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0
- Hybird Dual SIM (nano SIM + nano SIM / microSD)
- 4G LTE Cat.12 with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), DLNA, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS/BDS/GALILEO , NFC, microUSB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 (reversible connector), USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack
- 20MP (Monochrome) + 12MP (RGB) Dual rear cameras with Leica optics, f/2.2 aperture, OIS, 2x zoom, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, CAF, DAF, Laser AF, 4K video recording
- 8MP front camera, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p
- Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, E-compass, Ambient Light, Barometer sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery with fast charging
- Dimensions: 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 190 grams
- Colors: Black, Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White
The Huawei Mate 9 is priced at €699 (Rs. 51605 approx) and will be roll out first in China, Malaysia, France, Poland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, Japan, Thailand, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.