Hands-on: Huawei unveils its new Mate 9 flagship


Huawei is announcing its next flagship phone today, the Huawei Mate 9 – and this time it’s coming to the US.

We spent a bit of quality time with the device before the announcement, and there’s a lot to like. Some key specs and features:

  • Gigantor 5.9-inch display
  • 1080p panel (373 ppi) with 96℅ NTSC color coverage
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • Huawei’s own Kirin 960 chip
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Storage
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Proprietary USB-C fast charging (50 percent in 32 minutes)
  • Dual Leica-branded cameras
  • f2.2 aperture with OIS
  • Integrated RAW editing
  • An IR blaster(!)
  • 7.8 mm thickness
  • Android 7.0 with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0
  • Machine learning performance optimizations
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