Huawei Mate 9 specs

Huawei's Mate 9 is official — it's the company's sleekest, most powerful phone to date, and the first to run the brand new Kirin 960 processor, which features a boatload of powerful cores and ARM's new Mali-G71 GPU, alongside Huawei's own i6 co-processor.

More than anything, though, the Mate 9 is impressive for its refined software: EMUI 5.0. Based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the Mate 9 features a simplified notification shade, a better home screen launcher experience, with an optional app drawer, and far fewer extraneous features.

Then there is the camera setup, which features two sensors on the back — one 20MP monochrome, the other 12MP RGB — for better detail and additional color. Rounding it out is a 4,000mAh battery that should last two days given the 5.9-inch LCD panel's rather homely 1080p resolution.

But wait, there's more! Huawei is also showing off a special Porsche Design version of the Mate 9, which features additional storage, a curved 2K display, and a hefty price tag!

The Mate 9 will sell for €699 later this year and the Porsche Design Mate 9 goes for €1395 when it debuts in December.

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CategoryHuawei Mate 9Porsche Design Mate 9
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 with EMUI 5.0Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0
ProcessorHuawei Kirin 9604x A73 @ 2.4Ghz, 4x A53 @ 1.8GhzMali-G71 MP8 GPUi6 co-processorHuawei Kirin 9604x A73 @ 2.4Ghz, 4x A53 @ 1.8GhzMali-G71 MP8 GPUi6 co-processor
Display5.9-inch 1920x1080IPS LCD2.5D glass5.5-inch 2560x1440AMOLEDcurved glass
Rear Camera20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color)f/2.2OIS20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color)f/2.2OIS
Front camera8MP, f/1.98MP, f/1.9
Video4K capture4K capture
Battery4,000 mAhNon-removable4,000 mAhNon-removable
ChargingSuperCharge3.5-5V / 5A9V / 2ASuperCharge3.5-5V / 5A9V / 2A
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint sensorYes, on rearYes, on front
Expandable storagemicroSDmicroSD
Dual SIMYes, dual nanoYes, dual nano
ColorsSpace Gray, Moonlight Silver,Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown,Ceramic WhiteGraphite Black
Dimensions156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm152 x 75 x 7.5 mm
Weight190 grams169 grams
Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.