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 is bringing the Mate 9 in Australia in the first quarter of 2017. The flagship phone was initially launched just over a month ago in Germany. The Huawei Mate 9 is also set for a US launch in early January.

Huawei officially revealed the Mate 9 along with the Mate 9 Porsche Design during a global launch event in Germany on November 4. The Huawei flagship has two other variants that weren’t included during the launch: the Mate 9 Pro and the Mate 9 Lite. There’s no word yet if the other three variants will be alongside the regular Mate 9 model when it launches in Australia and the US.

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The Mate 9 makes use of Huawei’s own Kirin 960 octa-core chipset, which the Chinese tech giant calls “the world’s highest performing smartphone processor.” Huawei says that the chipset provides smooth performance even after 18 months of extended use. The Mate 9 has 64 GB of internal storage with 4 GB of RAM and an external microSD memory slot that is expandable up to 256 GB.

The Huawei Mate 9 equips a non-removable lithium polymer battery with 4,000 mAh capacity. It’s backed by the new SuperCharge technology that allows the phone to be used for a whole day in just 20 minutes of charging. SuperCharge also extends the Mate 9’s power levels and provides over two days of continuous use.

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The main shooter of the Huawei Mate 9 is a second gen Leica dual-lens camera with a 20 MP monochrome sensor and a 12 MP RGB sensor. It has geo-tagging and face detection features. The front-facing 8 MP selfie camera has autofocus and sensor-activated shutter. The Mate 9’s 5.9-inch FHD display has a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The handset runs on Android’s latest operating system, Nougat 7.0.

The Huawei Mate 9 is available in six colour options: ceramic white, space grey, black, moonlight silver, champagne gold and mocha brown. The Chinese tech giant has yet to announce the official Australian price of the Mate 9. Its predecessor, the Mate 8, currently goes for $699.