Unveiled in Munich, Germany on November 3rd, Huawei Consumer Business Group presented two of the most anticipated devices of the year – the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9.
Building on Huawei’s success in delivering beautifully-designed, powerful mobile devices, the newest members of the Mate Series provides users with an all new Android experience – featuring the Kirin 960 for the fastest computing performance, SuperCharge technology and a stunning new UX.
The HUAWEI Mate 9 features a dynamic interplay of industry-leading hardware and advanced software that work together to keep users a step ahead. Key features include:
- Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor*;
- EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the users’ experience with the OS SuperCharge technology that delivers a full day’s charge in 20 minutes;
- Second generation Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and Hybrid Zoom, featuring a superior 2x magnification;
- Maximized Performance and Speed with Kirin 960.
With over 100 million units sold, Huawei’s Kirin chipsets showcase the company’s deep understanding of the kind of power and experience users are looking for – a fast mobile device that is intuitive and reliable. The Kirin 960 is the world’s first chipset to feature an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU, to deliver the best multi-core performance among all smartphone SoCs, while reducing power consumption by 15 percent.
A Safe, Faster-Charging Battery
The HUAWEI Mate 9 combines a 4000 mAh high-density battery with Huawei’s all new SuperCharge technology to increase battery life and provide over two days of uninterrupted performance. This includes a 40 percent increase in CDMA call time and a 20 percent increase in gaming time.
Supporting 5A fast charging, SuperCharge technology enables a 50 percent improvement over the previous generation – 10 minutes of charge provides enough power to watch two full movies. Most importantly, the battery sets a new standard in charging technology including Super Safe 5-gate protection, which offers real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring to eliminate safety hazards and safeguard battery life.
Professional-quality Smartphone Photography
Following the incredible success of the Huawei P9, the HUAWEI Mate 9 dual-lens camera, co-engineered with Leica, now includes a 12-megapixel/F2.2 RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel/F2.2 monochrome sensor and enhanced image fusion algorithms that work in concert to produce stunning photography. The RGB sensor captures true-to-life colors, while the monochrome sensor captures intricate details and depth resulting in the iconic Leica Image Style. When paired with the leading dual-lens camera Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) solution and the industry’s first dual-camera pixel binning technology, the HUAWEI Mate 9 has a superior night shot capability.
Performance in Design
The HUAWEI Mate 9 builds upon the Mate Series’ highly-regarded design DNA and uses the finest materials to deliver a smartphone that features a 5.9” FHD display and is both beautifully designed and comfortable to use. The casing is constructed using 50 unique processes including one hour of CNC milling, resulting in a high-precision unibody metal frame. Every detail – from the soft sandblasted texture to the gorgeous color palette – is a result of more than 25 years’ experience in delivering refined craftsmanship.
Design Icon Meets Technology Leader
The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 9 is a limited edition smartphone combining Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetic with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise. Together Huawei and Porsche Design have achieved a new pinnacle where Porsche Design’s unique signature aesthetic meets Huawei’s market-leading technology. With the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 9, Huawei introduces a remarkable 5.5” curved AMOLED display that offers a smooth, sleek feel. It will be available exclusively in Graphite Black.
The Android Experience Reimagined
With the introduction of EMUI 5.0, the HUAWEI Mate 9 reimagines the native Android operating system using Linux to improve the experience, aesthetics and functionality. With EMUI 5.0, the HUAWEI Mate 9 becomes more intelligent and efficient over time by understanding consumers’ behavior patterns, and ensures the highest priority applications are given preference subject to system resources. This guarantees a long-lasting, smooth experience as over time, EMUI 5.0 slows down the performance erosion that all smartphone devices experience. EMUI 5.0 also introduces a brand new intuitive interface design. More than 50 percent of features can now be reached within two clicks while over 90 percent can be reached within three clicks.
Pricing and Availability
The HUAWEI Mate 9 is available in Black, Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Ceramic White. The exclusive PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 9 is available in Graphite Black.
If you’re in Africa you’ll have to wait a while as the HUAWEI Mate 9 will only be available in the following first-wave launch markets: China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
Price wise, the HUAWEI Mate 9 retails at €699 EUR (includes tax) and the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 9 at €1,395 EUR (includes tax).
*Geekbench 4.0.0 multi-core CPU performance and DDR performance.
For more information visit http://consumer.huawei.com
Watch the launch video (click on the image below)