Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9 announced – big display, Leica camera tech, and more!

The Huawei Mate 9 was announced and let the world know of the next generation of Mates. The Huawei Mate 9 has many top specs and boasts the camera. Just looking at the device from the event and other posts, the large screen is intriguing. It reminds me of the Nexus 6’s giant display and how cumbersome it was to handle. However, the Mate 9 doesn’t seem to have much of bezel and should help reduce strain handling the device. Apart from the huge size of the screen, which I like, the rest of the phone looks promising as ever.

Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9 Specifications

Height

156.9mm

Width

78.9mm

Depth

7.9mm

Weight

about 190g

Space Gray/Moonlight Silver/Champagne Gold/Mocha Brown/Ceramic White

5.9″ FHD Display

1080p (1920 x 1080), 373ppi

16.7M colors, Color saturation(NTSC) 96%

High contrast 1500:1 (typical)

HUAWEI Kirin 960, Octa-core CPU (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i6 co-processor, Mali-G71 MP8

Android™ 7.0

MHA-L29:

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM

Micro SD card slot, support up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

MHA-L09:

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM

Micro SD card slot, support up to 256GB

*Some of memory is occupied by OS and preloaded content.

MHA-L29

SIM1:

4G TDD LTE: Band38/39/40/41(100MHz)

4G FDD LTE:

Band1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29;

3G UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA:

Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19

3G TD-SCDMA: Band34/39

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: BC0(800MHz), only for China Telecom

2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

SIM2:

3G UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19

CDMA: BC0(800MHz),only for China Telecom

2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

MHA-L09:

4G TDD LTE: Band38/39/40

4G FDD LTE:

Band1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29;

3G UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA:

Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19

3G TD-SCDMA: Band34/39

2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS

Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support

BT4.2, support BLE

USB Type C (High Speed USB)

Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, IR

Main camera

20MP Monochrome+12MP RGB, F2.2

OIS (Optical image stablization)

BSI CMOS

Dual-tone flash

PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus

2x Hybrid zoom

4K video recording
Front camera

8MP AF, F1.9

Audio decoding formats

MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, WMA2-9, RA, PCM, OGG, and FLAC

Audio file formats

MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI, and RA

Video decoding formats

4K video, H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, RV7-10, Xvid, VP8, WMV9

Video file formats

3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, and ASF

EMUI 5.0

4000mAh (Typical Value)

MHA-L29: Dual SIM

MHA-L09: Single SIM

NFC supported

Handset×1

Headset×1

Charger×1

USB-C Cable×1

USB-C to Micro USB Adapter ×1

Eject tool x 1

Quick Start Guide×1

Matte Case×1

Huawei Mate 9 Thoughts

Huawei has come out with some amazing devices the last few years. The Nexus 6P remains to be one of my top favorite phones of all time, along with the Honor 8. I’ve not had the chance to use a Mate device and I am hoping to get my hands on one soon. The Mate 9 will be first available to the Chinese market and is said to make it to the USA in a few months.

I’m most excited to try the camera. Being partnered with Leica makes this very interesting because of the quality Leica produces. It’s very cool to see such tech be integrated with smartphones.

Huawei Mate 9

EMUI 5.0 was announced along with the Mate 9 promising to match what users want from a smartphone experience. Personally, I am not fond of the UI EMUI has produced, but I appreciate the practical features it offers.

The only draw back potentially is the display is just at 1080p. 1080p is considered old tech at this point and usually installed on low cost devices. So I am curious if the screen will look good, visible in daylight, etc. Granted many 1080p displays if done right, look just fine.

Can’t wait to use one hopefully soon!


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Source | Huawei

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