Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9.
The Huawei Mate 9 features the following:
- Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor;
- EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the users’ experience with the OS;
- SuperCharge technology that delivers a full day’s charge in 20 minutes; and
- Second-generation Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and Hybrid Zoom, featuring a superior 2x magnification.
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%. The GPU boasts a 180 % performance uplift and a 40% improvement in energy efficiency compared to its predecessor. The Kirin 960 also takes advantage of the pioneering Vulkan graphics standard on Android 7.0, increasing graphics performance by up to 400%.
The Huawei Mate 9 combines a 4000 mAh high-density battery with Huawei’s all new SuperCharge technology, increasing battery life to provide over two days of uninterrupted performance. This includes a 40% increase in CDMA call time and a 20% increase in gaming time. SuperCharge technology enables a 50% improvement over the previous generation – 10 minutes of charge provides enough power to watch two full movies. The battery also includes Super Safe 5-gate protection, which offers real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring to eliminate safety hazards and safeguard battery life.
The device 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, a 20-megapixel/F2.2 monochrome sensor and enhanced image fusion algorithms that work in concert to produce stunning photography.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is a limited edition smartphone combining Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetic with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise. It boasts a 5,5-inch curved AMOLED display and will be available exclusively in Graphite Black.