Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design: it is finally here, and we have all the details

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design

After a long wait of speculated rumors, Huawei has released its new model Mate 9  with a 1080p “full HD” display and its limited edition moniker Mate 9 Porsche, a Porsche-branded edition with double the resolution. Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche are smaller in size than their predecessors. The standard edition has a 5.9in (15cm) screen while The Porsche Design has a 2K curved display measuring 5.5in (14.0cm).

The Huawei Mate 9 mobiles are one of the first to be powered by Android 7. They are both powered by a new chip – the Kirin 960, which is a design by Huawei itself. It claims that it is the fastest smartphone processor to date. Huawei Mate 9 has a 4GB of RAM with 64 GB built-in storage while Mate 9 Porsche Design has a 6GB RAM with 256 GB of storage. Moreover, Huawei says it has developed proprietary technology to address the fact that smartphones tend to run slower once they are in use for several months.

According to a spokesperson of Huawei, “Our phones will on average be 80% faster than another device after one year.”

Both of the handsets have a supercharging battery, based on the pattern used by Samsung Note 7. This technology assures to charge a full day worth of battery within 30 minutes and two day worth of charging in 90 minutes. The battery is (4,000mAh), and uses Huawei SuperCharge technology pushes a whopping 5A over the USB Type-C cable (for a total of 25W.)

In a statement to BBC, The Company’s senior product manager, Michael Seitz said that the system had been through a nine-month development and testing process and had been checked by an independent research lab.”It keeps really cool in your hand even while recharging,” he said.

The much-hyped camera at the back is Leica-branded with a 12MP color sensor and a 20MP black & white sensor. It is the second generation of the camera found on the P9 (which was 12MP + 12MP instead). The latest Kirin chipset is capable of 4K 2160p video capture, so that’s another improvement on the P9.

Both cameras combined can do Hybrid Zoom – a 2x digital zoom that combines information from both sensors.

The Mate 9 handsets do not support an artificial intelligence interface, like the Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri. But unlike those handsets, they have the option to add a microSD card, offering up to two terabytes of extra storage. Mr. Wood suggests that “Huawei has recognized that its previous Chinese-flavoured user interface design didn’t translate well to all markets of the world, and has gone for a softer, cleaner interface this time round,”


Additionally, they offer an unusual audio facility largely because of its four inbuilt microphones. The recording noise can be fixed using an app that allows removing one sound source to hear another better. Whereas, the noise-cancelling feature also allows for smoother phone calls at a crowded location.

According to Mr. Woods, “It strikes me that it has really looked at the competitive landscape, recognized the things that do well on the iPhone and Samsung devices, and evolved its own product in that direction.”

It will arrive in Pakistan officially in December. A Huawei official hinted.

Huawei Global CEO Mr Richard Yu and deputy GM fraz khan
Fraz khan with Huawei Pakistan Distributor at Huawei Mate 9 Launch event in Germany

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