-inch Huawei, the Chinese legend which now gained their position in global ranking to 3rd, has just launched their latest flagship smartphone in Mate series in Munich, Mate 9. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, many companies have tried to occupy the space left behind by Note 7 including Huawei. This is a great opportunity for the company to have their dreams wishing upon flagship sector. Since there are many rivals have hit the market even from China, this could be a game of luck for Huawei. Although, they tried hard to build the device well.
Surfing through the specifications, let’s begin with the display. Huawei Mate 9 features a tremendous massive 5.9-inch Full HD display, but only 373ppi on top. The device is powered by Huawei in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 System-on-Chip, clocked at 2.3GHz. For gaming performance, Huawei integrated Mali-G71MP8 GPUwith Vulkan API OpenGL ES 3.2 support. Under its hood, the RAM of 4GB LPDDR4 stays, coupled with storage space of 64GB, expandable up to 2TB. Smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat topped with EMUI v5. The fingerprint scanner is mounted in the middle of the rear panel.
Concerning the camera units as expected, Huawei Mate 9 sports a dual-camera setup on the rear panel mounted vertically, with Leica branding. Amon the dual sensors, one is of 12MP Color and other 20MP Monochrome, with many features including Hybrid Zoom, Low light sensitivity, Optical Image Stabilisation and PDAF, etc. The front camera is 8MP.
There is also another Porsche variant launched by Huawei, with some extra tweaks over specs sheet. The Porsche Design Mate 9 is exclusively made with Super car manufacturer Porsche, with 6GB RAM, Curved edge display, and 256GB Native storage space. Rest of the specifications are same.
The normal Mate 9 smartphone will be available in Space Grey, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha brown and Ceramic White while the Porsche design available in Matte Black.