Huawei today announced its latest flagship smartphone — the Huawei Mate 9. The handset is positioned above the P9 family in terms of features as well as pricing, and is targeted at power-user.
The Mate 9 with a 5.9-inch Full-HD display houses Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and a massive 4,100mAh battery.
The dual cameras on the back have a 12-megapixel color sensor and 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, with a Leica branding just like on the P9. It supports a fingerprint sensor as well.
The Mate 9 runs Huawei’s custom EMUI atop Android 7.0, with a number of soft tweaks around.
Moreover, Huawei is promising that not only the Mate 9 will not slow down over time, but instead it’ll get faster — even after years of usage — all thanks to its machine learning-powered system that understands your phone’s usage pattern and throttles performance accordingly.
Alongside the regular Mate 9, Huawei announced a super-lux variant of the handset dubbed the Porsche Design Mate 9. The Porsche Design Mate 9 will be a limited edition phone, sporting a 5.5-inch curved display (like Samsung’s Edge series) with 2k resolution, 6GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage.
The regular Huawei Mate 9 will launch in several European and Asian markets for €699 ($776) later this year — with US retail availability as well — while the Porsche Design Mate 9 will be available across European Porsche Design stores and select Huawei retail stores for €1,395 ($1,549).