Huawei Mate 9 Now Available in the Philippines

With the success of the Huawei P9 last year, Huawei now aims to bring their dual-cameras to their high-end Mate series. Huawei Mate 9 is one of the two latest smartphones released by the Chinese giant with dual-cameras and better specs.

The newer Mate 9 comes with a 5.9″ Full HD Display, just 0.1 inch shy¬†of its predecessor’s 6-inch display. An updated Kirin 960 2.4 GHz processor is found under the hood with a storage capacity of 64GB and expandable with a MicroSD Card up to 256GB. RAM remains at 4GB as well as the battery capacity which is 4,000 mAh.

As mentioned earlier, the main feature added to the Mate 9 is its dual lens technology made popular with 2016’s blockbuster Huawei P9. Co-engineered with Leica, the flagship now has a 12 Megapixel RGB sensor with an aperture of f/2.2, and a 20 Megapixel monochrome sensor also with an aperture of f/2.2. The RGB sensor captures true-to-life colors while the monochrome sensor can take photos with intricate details and depth.

I took a couple of sample shots with the Mate 9 which are found below. What do you think?

with Bokeh effect

Here are the HUAWEI MATE 9 SPECS:

OS:Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0
Processor:Huawei Kirin 960 2.4 GHz Octa-Core processor | MALI-G71 MP8
Display: 1080 x 1920 5.9" Full HD IPS Display
Wireless Connections:LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS
Memory:64GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD Card up to 256GB, 4GB RAM
Connectors:Type-C USB 2.0
Cameras:20 Megapixels Monochrome + 12 Megapixels RGB with OIS f/2.2 Laser Autofocus (Main Camera), 8 Megapixels f/1.9 with Auto-Focus (Front)
SIM Card Slots:2x Nano SIM Card (Hybrid)
Battery:4,000 mAh
SRP:P31,999

I’m already sold to the Mate 9’s large screen, fast processor, and dual-lens camera, but what also makes me really curious to buy this smartphone is its Machine Learning Algorithm. This solution will help prevent the Mate 9 from sluggishness even after months of usage. Will explain this more when I get my hands on a review unit.

The Huawei Mate 9 Price is P31,999.00 and is already available at all Huawei Experience Stores nationwide. Colors available are Champagne Gold and Mocha Brown.

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