Huawei seems to be not only bent on getting its foot in the door but make a significant and respectable impact on the market, tech analysts, enthusiast and users as it rolled out the amazing Huawei Mate 9 Phablet which comes at the right time to dominate the market.
The Huawei Mate 9 Phab, the latest member of the smartphone company’s Android “Mate” series, comes as a successor to the company’s Mate 8 from 2015 which in itself left a significant and brilliant mark in the market and the hearts of tech lovers.
The Mate 9 Phab however made its way into the tech world just after the failure of Samsung’s Note 7 which couldn’t be a more better timing for the device win to the yearnings in the market for a device to occupy the huge hole of disappointment and dissatisfaction caused by the failed flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7.
Initial review of the Mate 9 Phab from The Express’ Reviews was “Packing in some fantastically powerful hardware with a smooth and polished design, the Mate 9 is well up there with the best Android devices around today,” it continued, “But sadly it’s kept off the top spot by a couple of annoying niggles. Huawei’s EMUI software is the main culprit, clogging up what should be a breakthrough Android Nougat experience with unnecessary bloatware.” (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/huawei-mate-9/23862/huawei-mate-9-ph.
On the Mate 9 Phab however, the 5.9-inch IPS display giant boasts an impressive 1080p resolution and a 2.5D glass. The device despite its large size is impressively crammed in a 7.5mm thick structure which is quite slim for a phablet and weighs just 169g.
The Mate 9, however, came with a more premium design as the tech company in collaboration with Porsche launched the Porsche Design with a smaller 5.5-in curved AMOLED QHD resolution display. The premium device comes with a 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of onboard storage. On would think with the large memory expansion, Huawei would ditch the microSD slot, but it didn’t as the m edition comes with other specs as found on the previous variants.
Under the hood is the Huawei’s Kirin series chipset which is an update to the previous version found on older smartphones as the Mate 9 Phab sports the latest Kirin 960 SoC with eight cores. The processor sports four 2.4GHz ARM Cortex-A73’s and four 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A53’s and is wrapped up in with a 4GB RAM and on top with an ARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.
On the camera line, the Phablet sports a partnered production with Leica as it mounted a dual-sensor snapper on the device which boasts a 12MP camera and a 20MP camera on the rear panel with the optical image stabilization (OIS), dual-tone dual-LED flash features and also the new 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus with a laser. Other improvements on the camera aspect are the phase-detect, depth, and contrast capabilities.
The camera also boasts of capabilities to shoot 4K videos and images with the hybrid zoom feature which Huawei says in its release statement is good at maintaining image quality when images are zoomed-in. On the front panel, the phablet boasts an impressive 8MP camera powered by a whopping 4,000mAh battery which is equipped with the Super Charge support.
Other implementations include the fingerprints sensor with support for dual-SIM technology and available in the Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, and Black color variants.