Huawei Mate 9 First Look

Huawei Mate 9 Intro:

After many rendered images and leaks finally Huawei has officially announced the beast and now the new Mate 9 smartphone is going to launch soon with 6.0 inches screen. Without any doubt the device is quite unique in many aspects. After the Huawei Mate 9 announcement, company is looking forward to fill the gap left open by the Samsung Note 7 recall. Many have started to take it as an alternative to the late Note7. Not just that Huawei is also desperate enough to beat Apple in smartphone market and take over its share in next few years. Standing third in the world Huawei seems ambitious enough to fulfil its claims. Launching on 7th of December, Huawei Mate 9 price in Pakistan is Rs. 69,900 .  Click here for an updated price

Huawei Mate 9 In Hands

Huawei Mate 9 Key Specs:

Huawei Mate 9
Display5.9 inches, IPS-NEO LCD Display
1080 x 1920 pixels 373 ppi
ProcessorOcta-core (4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53), Hisilicon Kirin 960
GPUMali-G71 MP8
MicroSDYes, up to 256GB
CameraDual (20 MP + 12 MP), f/2.2, OIS, 2X Zoom, Leica Optics, Phase Detection & Laser Auto focus, (dual-LED + dual tone) flash
8 MP Front Camera
SoftwareAndroid OS 7.0 Nougat
Emotion UI 5.0
Battery4000mAh, non-removable
Dimensions156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
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Mate 9 Display:

Huawei Mate 9 Dispaly

Huawei Mate 9 owns a fairly large screen size at 5.9 inches and currently is the best phablet option out there. Such a big screen with the IPS-NEO LCD display is not cheap so you have to spend a lot of your money to buy the giant. The resolution stops at just 1080p Full HD, covered by a layer of 2.5D curved glass. The device without a doubt provides  superior overall performance with an excellent display but obviously the repetitive design has made it somewhat boring for the users. With all that hard work, Huawei’s Mate 9 is still criticized for not providing the QHD resolution. Flagship device like Samsung S7 and Samsung S7 Edge have reached 2K display even with a smaller screen . Quite interestingly, though Huawei 9 does not carry a 2k resolution yet it still supports new Daydream virtual reality platform based on Google Android Nougat and also enables gesture control.

Huawei Mate 9 At Glance

Huawei Mate 9’s Design:

This massive phablet weighs only 190g at a thickness of only 7.5mm, not too big as compared to the actual size of its screen for optimal view. Huawei Mate 9 is quite good with narrow bezels and impressively slender finish. Fingerprint sensor is placed right below the dual camera to provide extra comfort in unlocking the phone in instant.

Huawei Mate 9 Back

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The 3.5mm headphone jack is featured on the top while you’ll also find an IR blaster on other end, pretty smart move by the chinese giant as Samsung has discontinued the IR blaster in its Note series and this gives Huawei a clear edge.

Huawei Mate 9 top side

As usual, a set of dual speakers resides at the bottom on each side of the USB port.

Mate 9 speakers and USB


This Flagship phone is equipped with Kirin 960 chipset while the processors of Mate 9 is divided into two different halves. First 4 units runs on cortex A73, clocked at 2.4 GHz while the second group on cortex A53 is ticking at the speed of 1.8 GHz. The chipset of the device comes with a very powerful GPU i.e Mali- G71MP8. It is one of the first processors having integrated GPU powered by Mali-G71MP8 so claims provides better gaming performance and graphics.  The storage department is combined together with 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. MicroSD card stays on standby as a backup plane with the capacity to expand the memory up to 256GB , can come in action when required.

Camera Setup of Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 features dual camera cluster on the back with Leica co-production . The lenses used are produced by Leica optics, a leading brand that has its expertise in advanced camera equipment in Germany. First camera has monochrome (black & white) output with a resolution of 20 MP while the f / 2.2 aperture used. Second 12 MP resolution camera with multi-color sensor possesses the same f / 2.2caperture that also support optical image stabilization and auto-focusing sensor. In addition we have laser, phase, depth and contrast detector, bundled with dual LED flash light to take images even in the lowest lightning conditions.

Huawei Mate 9 Camera

Another interesting feature that was introduced in Huawei Mate 9is a new hybrid zoom system that will help you to zoom into distant objects without degrading the image quality. Ultimately the recording capability of the phone’s camera is also impressive that can easily record 4K movies with 2160p @ 30fps. Selfie camera of this device has a resolution of 8 MP and the aperture which is used is f/1.9.

Huawei Mate 9 Front Camera

Software Platform of Huawei Mate 9:

Mate 9 is running on Android 7.0 out of the box. Huawei says it is proud of its EMUI5, which is a customizable interface on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. The designed icons are more subtle and more uniform than they were before in earlier versions of Emotion UI. Instead of the presenting everything on home screen, Huawei’s got a new redesigned app drawer that brings more neat and simple home screen. So get ready for a ground breaking user experience.

Huawei Mate 9 Software

Battery Consumption:

Mate 9 by Huawei is equipped with a massive 4000 mAh battery combined with fast charging. The new super fast charging technology has surpassed all our expectations. Leaving OPPO fast charge behind along with the technology used in Qualcomm chipsets now the 60% charge takes only 15 to 20 minutes while a full charge takes only 90 minutes.  Huawei’s whooping battery bank with truly revolutionary fast charging saves power and lets you do more, for even longer.


Who doesn’t want to own beautiful design? And on top of it you get a machine with a killer “Kirin 960 processor” configured with intelligent Machine Learning algorithms that won’t let your device get slow overtime. So Mate 9 is not only born fast but stays fast. With better imaging capabilities and other unique flagship features the starting price of the gadget will surely be quite high.

Huawei Mate 9 is expected to launch in Pakistan in 1st week of December. For more details regarding Specs & price please see Huawei Mate 9 Price in Pakistan


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