The Huawei Mate 9 is sure to become a keen favourite among current & future fans of the brand. With a brilliantly crisp IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, this Smartphone delivers excellent display abilities (a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels) on its larger-than-average 5.9-inch screen area. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, making it robust enough to take along on hikes, bike rides or running sessions.
In terms of functionality, the Huawei Mate 9 runs on the latest Android version (Nougat/version 7.0). The CPU is an Octa-core 4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53. This makes the device run smoothly through all your apps, storage file navigation, chat applications and internet browsing. Onboard storage is large, at 64GB, and you can add another (up to) 256GB MicroSD if your onboard storage gets filled up. Furthermore, the Huawei Mate 9 runs on a super-fast RAM of 4GB. Transitional navigation is not only quick, but smooth too.
Camera functionality on this phone is a treat. You’ve got a dual 20MP (plus 12GB) primary camera together with a dual-LED dual tone flash. Additional camera features include Leica optics, phase detection and laser autofocus. The secondary camera is also highly responsive at 8MP. If all those features don’t impress you, perhaps you’ll be more enticed by the video capabilities of this phone; which boast two settings of 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps.
A newer model Huawei Mate 10 64GB was released in August 2017.