Huawei Mate 9 has got unveiled and it is the perfect replacement for the Samsung Note 7. If you are looking for a large display smartphone to fill the gap of 5.7 inch Samsung Note 7, Huawei Mate 9 with 5.9 inch display may sound exciting.
The Huawei Mate 9 comes with a very thin bezel design and offers high screen to body ratio. The lower bezels also make the Huawei Mate 9 a bit smaller compared to other similar display size devices.
The smartphone looks really premium with a precision finish that we have already experienced on the Huawei P9 and Google Nexus 6P. Huawei Mate 9 has stunning front side with Full HD Display and 2.5 D Curve glass. The rear side has a slight curved back and the twin camera resides along with the fingerprint sensor.
The Mate 9 comes in two models, one being a normal Huawei Mate 9 variant and second is a limited edition Porsche Mate 9 which will be available from January. The Porsche Mate 9 is designed and marketed in collaboration with the famous Automaker Porsche.
The limited edition variant will have more curved edges, higher resolution display and more RAM. The Huawei Mate 9 Porsche edition with be available for Rs. 96,200 or $1549 while the Normal variant will go on sale for Rs. 51,000 or $776.
The Huawei Mate 9 has Dual Rear 20 MP cameras and an 8 MP front snapper with dual led auto flash.
This mobile flaunts the one piece metal structure with impressive range of colors like Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown & Ceramic White.
But the limited Porsche edition is available only in graphite black ( a really black version).
Key Specs Huawei Mate 9
Performance – The Huawei Mate 9 has 64-bit, Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset. It is an Octacore 2.8 GHz (4*Cortex-A73, 4* A53 Cores) processor which comes with 4 GB RAM ( Mate 9) and 6 GB RAM ( Limited Porsche Edition) . Huawei Kirin 960 processor is accompanied by Mali-T88 MP4 GPU alongside Huawei’s own i6 Co-Processor.
Where 4 GB RAM variant can have either 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage the 6 GB version have 256 GB storage.
Android OS – This smartphone runs on Android OS V7.0 Nougat and Emotion UI 5.0. Huawei OS offers blue and white colors for the UI with simpler, decent looking notifications center compared to earlier more complicated UI on Huawei phones. Huawei is getting better in the software experience and making it more more intuitive.
The Huawei also has used machine learning algorithm in the UI, which helps the smartphone predict which apps you will need at what time and after closing a particular App based on your usage pattern.
Display – The Mate 9 packed in a 5.9 IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touch screen with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution. Yes, 1080P screen is a bit odd for this screen size and specially in a premium device. The 1080P is screen resolution does elevate the Battery back-up but we would have liked a Quad HD OLED like the Samsung Note 7.
The screen has a 373 ppi pixel density which does look good and also comes with a Corning gorilla glass 4 protection & 2.5D Curve glass.
Camera – The Dual rear camera has a 20 MP Monochrome lens with a f/2.2 aperture which allow the user to take black & white snaps and a 12 MP (RGB) snapper to help you record even 4K videos with a lot better quality. Like the Huawei P9 the Mate 9 also features a Leica branded lens.
The Rear camera has OIS, face detection, 2 x optical zoom to ensure superior imaging.
Under the dual rear camera, there is a finger print sensor for quick unlocking of Huawei Mate 9.
The front 8 MP shooter comes with a f/1.9 aperture which is sure to leave a smile on your face while you capture memorable happy moments.
The Huawei Mate 9 also carries the tradition of long battery life with a non-removable 4000 mAH non Li-Po battery. Thanks to the Huawei fast charging smart technology and USB-C port mate 9 can charge rapidly.
The Mate 9 comes with 3.5 mm audio jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic and Bluetooth V4. Along side the audio jack is the IR blaster.
The smartphone is launched today (3rd November) in Germany while the Porsche edition will go on sale in January 2017. The Huawei Mate 9 is a very well made smartphone and it does fill the shoes of Samsung Note 7, but can it match the Note 7 in camera and overall user experience, we will be able to conclude in near future.
- Dual Camera Kirin 950 Powered Huawei Honor 8 Launched in India
- Huawei Nova 4 GB RAM And Snapdragon 625 Unveiled
- Huawei P9 India Launch On Flipkart Rs 39999