Today at a CES event, Huawei Device USA revealed that its Huawei Mate 9 will be available in the United States starting January 6, 2017.
Key features include:
- Kirin 960 smartphone processor
- Born fast and stays fast for 18 months
- SuperCharge technology that delivers a full day's charge in roughly 20 minutes
- Second-generation Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor featuring Hybrid Zoom, and superior 2x magnification
- EMUI 5.0 user interface
- Amazon Alexa
Huawei Mate 9 is the first Huawei device powered by the Kirin 960 chipset which features a Machine Learning Algorithm that helps deliver a fast experience, even after 18 months of continuous use.
The Kirin 960 is the first chipset to feature an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. The CPU delivers the best multi-core performance among all smartphone SoCs, while reducing power consumption by 15 percent. The Kirin 960 also takes full advantage of the Vulkan graphics standard on Android 7.0, increasing graphics performance by up to 400 percent.
The Huawei Mate 9 features a 4000 mAh high-density battery and advanced power-saving technology to provide over two days of uninterrupted performance. In addition, Mate 9 supports 5A fast charging with new SuperCharge technology. Just a 10-minute charge provides enough power to watch two full movies. The Mate 9 battery sets a new standard in charging technology safety, with Super Safe 15-gate protection, which features real-time voltage, current, and temperature monitoring to eliminate safety hazards.
The Mate 9 features the second-generation dual-lens camera co-engineered with Leica. Huawei and Leica have continued to improve and enhance the optical performance of the camera module, which now includes a 12-megapixel/F2.2 RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel/F2.2 monochrome sensor.
The RGB sensor captures true-to-life colors, while the monochrome sensor captures details and depth delivering on the iconic Leica Image Style. Paired with a dual-lens camera Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) solution and the industry's first dual-camera pixel-binning technology, the Huawei Mate 9 has superior night-shot capability. The Huawei Mate 9 camera also features Hybrid Zoom and a 4-1 Hybrid Auto-focus that utilizes laser focus, phase detection focus, depth focus, and contrast focus.
Priced at MSRP $599.99, HUAWEI Mate 9 will be sold in Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com, as well as on e-retailers Amazon Newegg, and B&H.