Huawei – No. 3 in the world of smartphone manufacturers have unveiled their new flagship Huawei Mate 9 along with Huawei Mate 9 Pro in Chinese market. Both models are going on sale this week whereas the Porsche Design Mate 9 is likely to hit shelves in mid-December.
The main highlight of the phone is the beautiful dual-edged screen and the fastest processor making it the fastest smartphone on the planet. Unlike the standard Mate 9 that incorporates a 5.9-inch full HD (1080p) display, the Pro version comes with a smaller 5.5-inch display that supports a better Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution.
It comes with Huawei’s own Kirin 960 64-bit Octa-core processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM in the 64 GB storage version and 6 GB of RAM in the 128 GB one. In terms of software, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro is one of the first phones (excluding the LG V20 and Pixel) to run Android 7.0 out of the box. The Mate 9 Pro is almost identical to the company’s recently-announced Mate 9 Porsche Edition phone, although cheaper and without the Porsche branding.
Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor on the back of the regular Mate 9 has been moved in the front in the Huawei Mate 9 Pro model. It’s been positioned under the Home button, so some may find it easier to use now. On the back, there is a dual Leica branded camera setup, a 20 MP and a 12 MP one. There is also a decent 8 MP camera on the front for your selfie needs.
Price and Availability
The Huawei Mate 9 Pro is available in two variants; a 64 GB storage/ 4 GB RAM one that costs around $686 (71,850 rupees) and a 128 GB storage/ 6 GB RAM version that costs around $771 (80,750 rupees).
Huawei did not say anything about the Mate 9 Pro’s availability in other countries, so we can’t tell whether or not it will be launched in other regions in the coming months.
Keep visiting us as we’ll let you know as and when Huawei Mate 9 Pro gets an international exposure.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G bands||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps|
|Status||Released in China|
|BODY||Dimensions||152 x 75 x 7.5 mm|
|Colour||Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Protection||To be confirmed|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 960|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|RAM||4 GB, 6 GB|
|ROM||64 GB, 128 GB|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual 20 MP +12 MP, f/2.2, OIS, 2x zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Fast battery charging
|PRICE||CNY||4699 and 5299|
|USD||686 and 771|
|PKR||71,850 and 80,750|
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