Huawei shows off Mate 9 smartphone with 12- and 20-megapixel cameras on the back

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has announced its Mate 9. Compared to previous Mate devices, the phone has a slightly smaller screen. In addition, just like in the P9, there is a dual camera, one of which has an RGB sensor and the other a monochrome sensor.

Where with the P9 the resolution of the monochrome camera is equal to that of the color sensor, that is different with the Mate 9. The new smartphone has a 12-megapixel camera with an RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel camera with a monochrome sensor. That monochrome sensor should capture more details.

In addition, Huawei comes with its own fast charging technology. Under the name SuperCharge, the 4000mAh battery of the Mate 9 must be completely full within an hour and a half. It is unknown with what power the manufacturer charges the phone.

Another adjustment is in Emui 5.0. According to Huawei, this learns from usage patterns, making it less likely to delete apps from the memory if the user starts them often. For example, frequently used apps must be available quickly more often. Emui 5.0 is based on Android 7.0.

The Mate 9 has a 5.9″ LCD with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The phone runs on the recently unveiled Kirin 960-soc from Huawei’s HiSilicon processor division. It has four Cortex A73 processor cores at 2.4GHz and four Cortex A53 processor cores. cores at 1.8GHz, paired with a Mali G71MP8 GPU from ARM.The Mate 9 has 4GB of lpddr4 memory and 64GB of ufs 2.1 storage.

The 190 gram device has a metal housing with a fingerprint scanner at the back. It can also be used as a shutter button and touchpad. The Android smartphone will be released on November 21 for a suggested retail price of 649 euros.

There will also be a variant called Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. This has many of the same specs, but has a smaller 5.5″ OLED screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels with curvature on both sides, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Xiaomi Mi Note 2. The fingerprint scanner below the screen replaces the onscreen buttons. A short tap on the scanner stands for Back, a long press leads to Home and a swipe opens the multitask menu. This device is only available in China and Switzerland. is unknown.In the rumor circuit, this device was also called Mate 9 Pro, but that is not a name with which Huawei will indicate the phone.