Huawei Mate 9 is a new flagship phone with Leica cameras and a Porsche Design variant

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Earlier this year, Huawei showed off the P9 amd P9 Plus which came with camera branding from renowned camera maker Leica. Today, the Chinese smartphone maker is stepping up the game with the new Huawei Mate 9 which in a lot of ways is a supersized version of the Huawei P9 series. For starters, the Mate 9 comes with Huawei's new Kirin 960 SoC

The next big feature on the new Huawei Mate 9 is the camera setup on the back which has been upgraded from the Huawei P9. The Mate 9 comes with two sensor, there is a 12MP sensor that handles RGB photos and that's accompanied by a 20MP sensor that handles monochrome photos. Like before, the camera on the Mate 9 comes with the Leica branding.

In terms of hardware, the Mate 9 comes in a metal unibody design and features a USB Type-C port that supports fast charging.

Huawei Mate 9 Key Specifications

— 5.9-inch 1080P IPS LCD display
— Hisilicon Kirin 960 SoC
— 4GB LPDDR4 memory
— 64GB expandable memory
— 20MP + 12MP f2.2 camera with OIS
— 8MP f1.9 front camera
— 4,000mAh battery
— Android 7.0 Nougat w/EMUI 5.0
— 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9mm
— 190g
— Gray, Silver, Gold, Brown, White, Black
— Dual SIM LTE

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Key Specifications

— 5.5-inch QHD curved AMOLED display
— Hisilicon Kirin 960 SoC
— 6GB LPDDR4 memory
— 256GB expandable memory
— 20MP + 12MP f2.2 camera with OIS
— 8MP f1.9 front camera
— 4,000mAh battery
— Android 7.0 Nougat w/EMUI 5.0
— 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9mm
— 190g
— Gray, Silver, Gold, Brown, White, Black

In addition to all of that, Huawei is also releasing a limted edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design edition which comes with a slightly smaller screen that curves on both sides and featrures more memory. And yeah, the Porsche Design variant will come with Porsche branding at the front and back alongside the black paintjob.

Huawei will begin rolling out the Mate 9 in several key countries in the coming weeks including Malaysia and the price will be around €699 (~MYR 3,200) for the regular Mate 9 and the exclusive Posche Design Huawei Mate 9 will cost €1,395 (~MYR 6,500) but that will only be available Europe.



ORIGINAL SOURCE: THE VERGE

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