Huawei launches mate 9 in the US with Alexa pre-installed.
Huawei, the smartphone company announced the release of it’s new smartphone, Mate 9, at the CES conference, 2017.
It will be priced at $599.99 (just say $600 and be done with it). But what’s so special about a smartphone being unveiled? Many are released everyday, right? No. Not this one. The Huawei mate 9 will come with Alexa pre-installed.
Now you guys remember Alexa, right? The AI by Amazon? Yeah, that one. The mate 9 will have it pre-installed and those who already have it will get it in an update, according to a statement by Huawei.
Okay, that’s cool and all, but what are the specs, bro? You might think the Alexa is the only thing that makes the mate 9 interesting but the specs are equally intriguing.
The smartphone sports a 5.9 FHD display and is very bright and rated at around 600nits. Just FYI, the MacBook pro is rated at 500nits. That’s really bright.
Performance is superb, thanks to the phone’s Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core chip, Mali G71 MP8 graphics processing unit (GPU), and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of storage that’s expandable up to 256GB by way of the microSD card slot.
The phone sports a dual camera which is a 20 MP monochrome and a 12 MP RGB, and can shoot videos in 4K resolution.
There is a fingerprint scanner below the camera which is very accurate and very speedy too (assume a response time of 0.3 seconds if you may).
As far as the size is concerned, this smartphone is more a Phablet than a smartphone really. It may be uncomfortable for some people to use with the huge size and the deep display, but you cannot ask for a better cell to view videos.
As for the battery, Huawei says the mate 9 sports a 4000 mAh battery and can easily run for 2 days (big promises, right?). However it outshines the Google pixel XL’s battery life, which is 3,450 mAh.
The mate 9 will be available in space gray and moonlight silver in the US.
As for the price, it undercuts the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, among other things. Looks like Huawei is set to step up it’s game against the flagship companies.
How do you think the Mate 9 will fare? Let us know in the comment section!