At first glance it's just another large-format superphone — but the Huawei Mate 9 isn't your average phablet. It's a smartphone meant to solve three of the biggest problems facing Android users today: bad battery life, poor camera quality and slow software performance.

Indeed, with a 4000mAh battery, a Leica-branded dual-camera assembly and a new version of EMUI built atop Android 7.0 Nougat, the Huawei Mate 9 seems poised to fill the gap Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 left in the big-smartphone space. I took a trip to China to learn more about this phone and the Kirin 960 chipset that powers it. Join MrMobile for the Huawei Mate 9 hands-on!

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