Huawei Mate 9 sales in the U.S. will start January 6, with the phablet priced at $600
by Luis D. / Jan 05, 2017, 1:28 AM
If you are living in the States and have been lusting after Huawei's Mate 9 flagship tablet (announced in November), you are getting some good news coming your way. The Android heavyweight will reach US shores January 6, and it will be sold at Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon, B&H (and possibly other retailers as well) in gray and silver.
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.
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Not trying to start out a flame war or something, I am genuinely curious with the the consumer of western market, how well does them to accepting the smartphone from China? Especially when it's come to brand like Huawei?
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 2:36 AM 0
Speaker sucks, so I'll skip this one. When are they going to have nice loud speakers on their phones?
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 3:07 AM 0
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Speaker sucks? 1st of all, this has 2 speakers, not one 2- this has one of the best stereo speakers found on a 2016 flagship phone.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 6:33 AM 0
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I understand your pain. I've been spoiled by M8's BoomSound. That and Sense is what I miss on my current Droid Turbo. I might just buy a Moto X Style/Pure for the stereo speakers. It has a pair even louder than M8's.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 12:41 PM 0
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When you stupid human being understand that if you want nice, loud sound - buy a good pair of headphones.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 6:43 AM 1
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it looks good but 600 for a huawei phone in the states sounds insane unless it comes under major carriers. nowadays, even galaxy phones come with huge promotions like bogo, no interest payment plans.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 3:14 AM 0
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