Huawei Mate 9

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Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9 Gold.jpg
SloganA Step Ahead
SeriesHuawei Mate
Compatible networks2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

2G CDMA 1xRTT – 800, 850, 1900 MHz
3G TD-SCDMA – Band 34/39
3G UMTS – Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

4G LTE – Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/38/40/41
First released3 November 2016; 2 years ago (2016-11-03)
PredecessorHuawei Mate 8
SuccessorHuawei Mate 10
Form factorPhablet
Dimensions156.9 mm (6.18 in) H

78.9 mm (3.11 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
Porsche Design Edition
152 mm (6.0 in) H
75 mm (3.0 in) W

7.5 mm (0.30 in) D
Mass190 g (6.7 oz)
169 g (6.0 oz) (Porsche Design Edition)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 "Nougat" with Emotion UI 5.0
upgradable to Android 8.0 "Oreo" with Emotion UI 8.0[1]
System on chipHiSilicon Kirin 960
MemoryGB RAM
GB RAM (Chinese Edition and Porsche Design Edition)
Storage32 GB (Chinese Edition)
64 GB
128 GB (Chinese Edition)
256 GB (Porsche Design Edition)
Removable storageMicro SD up to 256 GB (except Porsche Design Edition)
Battery4,000 mAh Li-ion battery
Display5.9-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS display, 16.7M colors
5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 pixels Curved AMOLED Display, 16.7M colors (Porsche Design Edition)
Rear camera20 MP + 12 MP
Front cameraMP

The Huawei Mate 9 is a high-end Android smartphone, designed and produced by Huawei as part of the Huawei Mate series. It was released on 3 November 2016.[2] It was succeeded by the Huawei Mate 10 series, and later the Huawei Mate 20 series.



The Mate 9 is a phablet with all-metal body. It uses a 5.9-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) and sloping 2.5D shielded glass.[3][4][5] The Mate 9 also included FPC1025 fingerprint sensor, which produced by Fingerprint Cards of Sweden. The fingerprint sensor uses a 4-level security system for speed and accuracy.[4][6]

The Mate 9 has an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, which features an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU, which reduces power consumption by 15 percent[citation needed]. According to Huawei, the chipset is "the fastest [it has] built."[2][3] It includes 4,000 mAh high-density battery with Huawei's SuperCharge technology, which allows 58 percent charge in half-an-hour and a full charge in 90 minutes. The battery provides the Mate 9 with over two days of battery life.[2][4]

It supports GSM, UMTS, LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD networks (support bands vary by models).[7] In some countries, the Dual SIM version is available.[8][9] The Mate 9 supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC.[8]

The dual camera module is powered by Leica. The rear (main) camera is compounded with f/2.2 12-megapixel color camera and one f/2.2 20-megapixel monochrome camera, which lets users take two images together to produce an image with more detail. The monochrome lens can be used separately. It also includes “lossless zoom” and “4-in-1 hybrid focus”, which allows users to zoom in on a subject without worrying about degrading the quality of the photo, and a combination of laser, phase detection, depth, and contrast focus. The Mate 9 also features 4K video, and a front-facing 8MP camera.[4][5]

The Mate 9 comes in Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White and black (only available in China). It's equipped with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, and microSD support up to 256GB.[3][7] It also provides 4GB+32GB and 6GB+128GB versions.[10] There is a mono SIM version with lower camera sensor.

Huawei also released the Porsche Design Limited Edition of Mate 9, which combines Porsche Design's signature aesthetic with Huawei's technology. It's equipped with 6 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM and a 5.5-inch curved AMOLED display, with WQHD resolution (2560x1440 pixels) and AMOLED technology.[11] The edition is available in Graphite Black only.[2][3]


The Mate 9 is preloaded with Android 7.0 "Nougat" and Huawei's Emotion UI (EMUI) 5.0, which improves the system's performance over previous versions.[2][4] In February 2017, the phone is scheduled to gain Amazon Alexa support in the United States.[12] The Mate 9 is the first phone to feature the optical flow-based video stabilization "Vidhance" from IMINT Image Intelligence AB.[13]

In October 2017 Huawei launch a beta testing program for the EMUI 8.0 update, based on Android Oreo. It began to roll out for customers in the United States on 31 January 2018.[1]


The Mate 9 is available in the following first-wave launch markets, include China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates. The Mate 9 is priced at €699, and the Porsche Design Limited Edition is priced at €1395.[2]


The Mate 9 has received generally positive reviews. In Tom's Guide, Sam Rutherford said "Huawei's Mate 9 is the kitchen sink of phones. You get a boatload of features, such as an IR blaster, clever stereo speakers, a fingerprint sensor, and a big, bright, 5.9-inch would still be the fastest Android phone on the market."[14] while TechAdvisor said, "Huawei’s Mate 9 has the potential to be the best in the Huawei line-up, boasting an impressively large battery alongside powerful internals, an improved dual-camera setup and a sleek, gorgeous design."[4] Shaan Haider on Geeky Stuffs said, " Huawei Mate 9 is a great phone and score brilliantly in every aspect. It comes with a big and beautiful screen, great camera with additional features like dedicated monochrome sensor, top quality fingerprint sensor, feature-rich and productive EMUI along with a moderate battery life."[15]


  1. ^ a b TEAM AA. "Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker: December 14, 2018". Android Authority. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Huawei Introduces the HUAWEI Mate 9". Huawei. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Huawei Mate 9 is a dual-camera bruiser". Cnet. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Huawei Mate 9 review: Hands on with Huawei's latest smartphone, offering impressive internals, an improved dual-camera setup and a refreshed UI". TechAdvisor. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Huawei's Mate 9 is what high-end smartphone dreams are made of". Digital Trends. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Huawei Mate 9 features Fingerprints sensor". Planet Biometrics. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Huawei Mate 9 specifications". Huawei. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Huawei Mate 9". NDTV. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Huawei Mate 9 Connectivity". Huawei. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  10. ^ "HUAWEI Mate 9规格参数". Huawei. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  11. ^ "PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 9 specifications". Huawei. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Huawei's Mate 9 Becomes the First Alexa Phone". 6 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Imint's Vidhance video stabilization in Huawei Mate 9". Aktietorget. 23 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Huawei Mate 9 Review: The Big-Screen Phone for Android Lovers". Tom's Guide. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  15. ^ Shaan Haider, "Huawei Mate 9 : Detailed Hands-on Review, Features and Specs ", Geeky Stuffs, May, 2017

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