Huawei Mate 9 sales in the U.S. will start January 6, with the phablet priced at $600
The $600 device features a spacious 5.9-inch 1080p resolution screen and is powered by the Kirin 960 processor – custom-built silicon by Huawei-owned HiSilicon. The powerful chip is supplemented with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Ran by a 4000mAh capacity battery, the phablet features a fingerprint sensor and a dual-camera setup.
Google Assistant. Huawei has also announced that the Mate 9 is now a Daydream VR-ready handset.
We had the chance to review the Mate 9 before its US launch and our impressions of the review unit are generally positive, as it offers a fun and customizable user experience, along with solid performance across the board. However, we did expect to have our minds blown by the Leica-branded dual camera, which didn't really happen. We also noted that this is a device for fans of big, monolithic smartphones who have no problems handling a phablet like this.