Huawei Mate 9 has been released in China, but the phone is reportedly coming to the U.S. starting early January, at least according to leaked reports.
A look at the Mate 9 will tell you that this phone is indeed a beauty to have. For those who love huge devices, this phablet is just what you may have been waiting for. Launched in early November, the Huawei Mate 9 has a huge screen size of 5.9 inches, however, unlike most high-end phones in the market, you get an IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, ending up with a pixel density of 373ppi.
The Huawei Mate 9 may be coming from a company that has the least traction in the U.S. when compared to the likes of Samsung and Apple, however, the phone has a number of interesting features that make it stand out in the crowd. Other than the huge size, you also get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This makes Huawei Mate 9 one of the few non-Google devices to have come preinstalled with this OS in 2016, joining the likes of LG V20 and HTC Bolt, globally known as the HTC 10 Evo.
Another standout feature of the Mate 9 is the fact that it comes with a dual-lens camera setup, a feature that can only be found on a handful of Android devices out there. You get 20MP+12MP dual-lens setup on the back alongside the likes of OIS, f/2.2 aperture, phase detection and laser autofocus, HDR as well as dual-tone LED flash. The front has an 8MP sensor for selfies, but the aperture is larger at f/1.9.
Like other Huawei phones, the Mate 9 ships with a Kirin 960 octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz and paired with a RAM of 4GB and 64GB expandable storage. There is a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone alongside the latest USB-C port.
It gets more interesting when it comes to the battery aspect of the Huawei Mate 9, an area that is very sensitive when it comes to choosing which smartphone to buy. There is a huge 4000mAh battery that comes with support for the company’s proprietary fast charging technology. While this is nothing new for many flagships in the Android niche, Huawei Mate 9 promises something unique. Apparently, there is little to worry about whenever you forget to charge this phone. With its fast battery charging technology, Huawei says that the Mate 9 only needs 20 minutes of charging and this will push you through an entire 24 hours without any worries of getting to a power source.
It remains to be seen whether this works, but of course, it depends on what you are doing with the phone for the said 24 hours. As noted earlier, the Huawei Mate 9 will be coming to the U.S. this January, probably via the CES 2017 – it is only then that we can be sure of this after putting the phone through real world tests.