Huawei Technologies recently unveiled the brand new Huawei Mate 9, the successor to the Mate 8 in an event in Germany, and just as we were high on this one, it truly stood up to it’s expectations, coming at a price tag which, well, ain’t really convincing.
Huawei is known for making powerful phones, like the P9 and the Honor 8 in the recent history, but the price tag patched up on them makes it really difficult for people, since they have to put up money on a brand which hasn’t built up trust in the industry till date.
But anyways, let’s see what Huawei Mate 9 actually packs in. Here, you’re getting a 5.9-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, which, probably, is big for a majority of people out there. It has almost 77.3% screen to body ratio and is powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable internal storage.
The device runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box with Emotion UI 5.0 on top. In the camera department, the Mate 9 is similar to that of the P9, a dual leica lens setup, one of which is a 20MP shooter while the other is a 12MP RGB shooter with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus and 4K video recording. There is an 8MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture for selfies.
You get a 4000mAh battery with SuperCharge technology which promises a full day of battery life with just 20 minutes of charging time. Now, to the big bang thing, the price. Well, surely if it was up for some $500 USD, then, I’d say, worth it! But the Huawei Mate 9 has been priced at €699 which is approximately $770, and again, speaking from the perspective of a common man, he/she won’t spent such an amount on a brand that’s not well known, as Samsung and Apple is always stuck up in their heads.