A New Android Flagship!
Huawei this year has unveiled many new beautiful and exciting phones. The company is going towards a different direction this year; instead of just upgrading the specs of their phones, they are going towards implementing a better design and improving user experience.
Better user experience!
The phone has the same beautiful 5.9 inch 1080p display which may not be the sharpest on the market but it does get the job done. The phone rocks a Kirin 960 processor with 4 GB’s of ram and 64 GB internal storage. More importantly, the phone has the new Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.
The Mate 9 is running the latest Android Nougat with the new Emotion UI. According to Huawei, the most interesting feature in the phone will be its behavioral learning component which keeps track of what applications you use and allocates resources to them accordingly.
A Powerful Shooter
Coming to the camera, the phone is using a dual-lens 20 MP and 12 MP sensor. Huawei has incorporated a new auto focus mechanism with laser, depth and contrast assistance. It uses a dual-tone LED flash and can record in 4k. The dual camera also allows for zooming in without the loss of quality.
Dual SIM and Type C!
The phone supports dual-SIM connectivity and interestingly allows for LTE to be used on both SIMS. The Mate 9 uses the new USB Type-C. Its battery is around 4000 mAh and supports Super Charge, Huawei’s version of Fast Charge. The back of the phone has a finger print scanner with a gesture control system while thheir new four way mic system allows for easy noise cancellation.
Lastly, for those who wish to get the best Huawei phone out there, the company has unveiled their premium “Porsche Design” variant. This variant comes with a 5.5 inch QHD display, 6 GB Ram and 256 GB of nonexpandable storage accompanied with a much higher quality design. This variant costs twice as much as the standard variant.
Huawei Mate 9 Specifications
- CPU: 2.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 + 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
- GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP8
- Chipset: Huawei Kirin 960
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with Emotion UI 5.0
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
- 5.9-inch IPS with 1080p resolution
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: Dual-lens (20 MP monochrome + 12 MP color sensor), Hybrid Zoom, OIS, f/2.2
- 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus, dual-tone LED, 4K video recording
- Secondary: 8 MP
- Fingerprint scanner with gesture control
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, Wi-Fi
- Battery: 4,000 mAh, Super Charge supported
- Price: $770