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Hands-on: Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design




All three models of the Huawei Mate 9 are all here at the floor in CES 2017. While the Mate 9 certainly looks just like its predecessor (Mate 8 review here), the Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche Design definitely got our attention.

The Mate 9 and it’s large 5.9-inch display has an almost similar design and build as the Mate 8 with the fingerprint sensor placed at the back for better usability.

The Mate 9 Pro is actually different (and we don’t really get why they had to call it the Pro version) since it has a smaller display size of only 5.5 inches but with higher quad HD resolution. The glass display also curves on both edges (2.5D) much like the Galaxy S7 Edge. In fact, the Mate 9 Pro certainly looks like the S7 Edge since the oblong-shaped home button and fingerprint sensor is at the front (and not at the back unlike the Mate 9).

The Mate 9 Porsche Design has the same form factor and design as the Mate 9 Pro with the slight cosmetic changes to accommodate the Porsche Design markings. Besides that, the RAM and storage on the Porsche Design were also maxed out at 6GB/256GB.

The entire Mate 9 line-up has been equipped with a 2nd-generation dual-camera with Leica optics. The main RGB sensors is 12MP but the monochrome sensor is bigger at 20MP. The placement of the flash and laser autofocus has been repositioned to the sides of the rear camera on the Mate 9 but were moved to the top and bottom on the Mate 9 Pro/Porsche Design.

Check out our short video hands-on below:

Suffice it to say, in the short time that we handled the Mate 9 Pro, we’re really liking the solid build and design.

Huawei Mate 9 specs:
5.9-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
HiSilicon Kirin 960 2.4GHz octa-core processor
i6 co-processor
Mali-G71 MP8
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
Dual Leica rear cameras
20MP monochrome
12MP RGB sensor with F2.2 aperture, OIS
8MP front camera with F1.9 aperture
Dual SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BDS
Fingerprint sensor
NFC
USB Type-C
4,000mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0

Huawei Mate 9 Pro specs:
5.5-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution
2.5D curved glass
Kirin 960 octa-core processor
4GB/6GB RAM
64GB/128GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE
Expandable via microSD
Dual Leica rear cameras
20MP monochrome
12MP RGB sensor with F2.2 aperture, OIS
8MP front camera with F1.9 aperture
Fingerprint sensor
NFC
USB Type-C
4,000mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0
Gold, Rose Gold, Gray, Silver

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design specs:
5.5-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution
2.5D curved glass
Kirin 960 octa-core processor
6GB RAM
256GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE
Dual Leica rear cameras
20MP monochrome
12MP RGB sensor with F2.2 aperture, OIS
8MP front camera with F1.9 aperture
Fingerprint sensor
NFC
USB Type-C
4,000mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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1 Response

  1. archie says:

    Please update people in the future articles if Mate 9 pro will come to the Philippines. Thanks.

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