Huawei has launched its latest smartphones, the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design Special Edition. The new phones are the company’s most premium and powerful phones yet, and come packed to the brim with features that Huawei hopes will set the phones apart from the competition. Both phones are phablets, with the larger Mate 9 standard edition having a 5.9-inch full-HD screen, and the smaller Porsche Design Special Edition sporting a 5.5-inch Quad-HD curved AMOLED screen. Both phones also feature fingerprint sensors a dual camera set up at the rear that is similar to that of the Huawei P9.
The Porsche Design special edition of the phone is also Huawei’s most expensive device yet at Euro 1,395 (Approx. Rs 1,03,000), and will take Apple and Samsung on in the premium segment. It’s particularly interesting to note that the phone has a curved screen just like that of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. We take a look at the top five features of the new phones.
Dual Rear Camera: Just like the Huawei P9, the Mate 9 uses two rear cameras. One is a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor which captures light and detail, while the other is a 12-megapixel RGB sensor that captures colour information. There’s also dual-tone flash, 4K video recording, hybrid autofocus and 2x hybrid zoom. Huawei promises that this will make for fantastic pictures.
Display: While the Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch full-HD screen, the Porsche Design special edition has a 5.5-inch Quad-HD curved AMOLED display. This will promise deep blacks, vibrant colours and strong contrast.
Design: The Mate 9 features a more typical look, with on-screen Android keys and the fingerprint sensor at the back. The Porsche Design edition on the other hand has the fingerprint sensor at the front, with the Porsche Design logo at the front and back. Both phones use the USB type-C port for charging.