Huawei Mate 9
Huawei launches its flagship Mate 9 that includes the latest Android Nougat OS and a number of new technological features. Huawei

Huawei officially unveiled its new Mate 9 smartphone during a global launch event on Thursday. The latest Huawei flagship phone boasts of its HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, SuperCharge battery technology and a dazzling interface.

The Huawei Mate 9 marks the debut of the Kirin 960 octa-core chipset, which the Chinese tech company calls “the world’s highest performing smartphone processor.” The said chipset supposedly allows the handset to perform smoothly even after a year and a half of extended use. The phone has a 64 GB internal storage capacity with 4 GB of RAM. The external microSD memory slot is expandable up to 256 GB.

The Huawei Mate 9’s non-removable Li-Po 4,000 mAh battery is equipped with the new SuperCharge technology, which can provide a whole day’s worth of usage in just 20 minutes of charging time. The new power-saving feature also allows the Huawei Mate 9 to expand battery life and provide more than a couple of days of uninterrupted usage.

The primary shooter of the Huawei Mate 9 is a second generation Leica dual-lens camera with a 12 MP RGB sensor and a 20 MP monochrome sensor. The main shooter has geo-tagging and face detection features. The secondary 8 MP selfie snapper comes with autofocus and sensor-activated shutter. It features a 5.9-inch FHD display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution that’s backed by a metal body frame. The new smartphone will run on Android’s latest operating system, Nougat 7.0.

The Huawei Mate 9 is available in six colours: black, champagne gold, space grey, ceramic white, mocha brown and moonlight silver. It comes with a €699 (AU$1,010) price tag that already includes taxes. The initial batches of the new Huawei smartphone will be made available in Malaysia, France, Poland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, Japan, Thailand, Kuwait, the UAE and the tech giant’s home country of China.