During Huawei’s main event at the Consumer Electronics Show, Huawei Consumer Business Group Latin America presented the long-awaited HUAWEI Mate 9.
Continuing the success of the brand by presenting mobile devices with a beautiful design and powerful performance features, the new member of the Mate series gives business-focused users an innovative Android experience which, thanks to its exceptional processing speed, can be considered one of the fastest in the market today.
In addition, this new Huawei device includes innovative fast charging (SuperCharge) technologies and new features for the operating system interface.
“In developing the new HUAWEI Mate 9, we began with a simple question: How can we improve every element of the experience on a smartphone?” Said David Moheno, PR Deputy Director for Latin America at Huawei BCG. “We know that for today’s business-focused users, a fast, functional smartphone is just the beginning.”
“They also look for an elegant design with advanced performance and charge technology like SuperCharge, that delivers a day of use with a 30 minute charge. That is why we have created a device with the latest technology in hardware and software innovations. The result is a completely new smartphone, both inside and out. “
The HUAWEI Mate 9 is a dynamic combination of industry-leading hardware and advanced software that work together to keep users one step ahead. Its main features include:
• Innovative SuperCharge technology with quick charge, capable of providing a whole day of use with only 30 minutes of charge.
• Kirin 960 processor, one of the highest performing processors in the world *;
• EMUI 5.0, an intuitive interface that allows users to access 50% of the device’s features in two clicks.
• Second generation Leica dual camera with 2x hybrid zoom and two image sensors: one 12-megapixel RGB and one 20-megapixel monochromatic.
A secure battery with faster charge
The HUAWEI Mate 9 includes a high-density 4,000 mAh battery, with the new SuperCharge technology, assuring the user a longer battery life. Thanks to its advanced energy-saving technology, the HUAWEI Mate 9 increases battery life by delivering up to two days of uninterrupted performance. This includes a 40 percent increase in phone calls time plus a 20 percent increase in the percentage of time spent enjoying video games.
SuperCharge technology supports fast 5A charging, a 50% improvement over its predecessor. The charge for the use of a whole day can be achieved in 30 minutes, while 10 minutes of charge provide enough energy to watch two whole movies.
More importantly, the battery is equipped with industry-standard safety configurations, including 5-level Super Safe protection, which includes real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring to eliminate safety hazards and to take care of the life of the battery.
Increased performance and speed with the Kirin 960
With more than 100 million units sold, Huawei Kirin processors are proof of the deep understanding of the power and experience that users are looking for, as they expect their mobile devices to be always fast, intuitive and reliable.
With the new HUAWEI Mate 9, the Kirin 960 processor makes its debut and includes the Huawei Machine Learning Algorithm, which provides a fast and smooth experience even after 18 months of continuous usage of the device.
The Kirin 960 is the first processor in the world to include an ARM Cortex-A73 / A53 eight-core CPU and an eight-core Mali G71 GPU. The CPU provides the best performance in multiple cores in the market, in addition to reducing energy consumption by 15% percent.
The GPU provides an improvement of 180% in performance as well as a 40% improvement in efficiency in energy consumption compared to its predecessor. In addition, the Kirin 960 also takes advantage of the Vulkan graphics standard in Android 7.0, increasing graphics performance by 400 percent.
A new standard in professional photography with a smartphone
After the incredible success of the Huawei P9, the new HUAWEI Mate 9 includes a second-generation dual camera system created in collaboration with Leica. Huawei and Leica continue to fine-tune and improve the optical performance of the camera module, which now includes a 12-megapixel RGB / F2.2 RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor as well as image fusion algorithms that work together to produce stunning photo results.
The RGB sensor captures vivid and realistic colors with the iconic Leica look, while the monochrome sensor captures every detail. Working together with the Optical Image Stabilization System (OIS), this industry-first dual camera system, which is the first to include pixel joining technology, gives the HUAWEI Mate 9 superior night-time photographic capabilities.
In addition, the Kirin 960 has been specifically designed to support the second-generation Leica dual camera system, included in the HUAWEI Mate 9, with a 2x hybrid zoom. The hybrid 4-1 autofocus system includes laser focus, phase detection focus, depth focus and contrast focus.
High Performance Design
The HUAWEI Mate 9 continues the acclaimed design identity characteristic of the Mate series, using the finest materials to create a device with beautiful design and ergonomics optimized for comfortable use. Based on an extensive research and development process, the Huawei Mate 9 is built over a period of 15 days, involving 50 unique processes and an hour of milling with high precision machinery in computerized metal cuts, resulting in a precise metal body of only one piece.
Every detail, from the sand-polished texture to the beautiful range of colors, including Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Ceramic White, are the result of more than 25 years of experience and refinement in quality In manufacturing.
The reimagined Android experience
With the introduction of EMUI 5.0, the HUAWEI Mate 9 reimagines the native Android using Linux to enhance the operating system experience, aesthetics and functionality. With EMUI 5.0, Mate 9 becomes a smarter and more efficient device over time by understanding user behavior patterns, allowing higher priority applications to take advantage of system resources. This ensures a smooth, long-term experience, since EMUI 5.0 is able to lessen the erosion that over time all smartphones suffer.
In addition, EMUI 5.0 introduces a new initiative in interface design, since more than 50 percent of the device’s functions can be accessed with just two clicks, and 90 percent of functions can be activated with no more than three clicks.
HUAWEI Mate 9 Lite
During CES 2017, Huawei also introduced the new member of the Mate series, the HUAWEI Mate 9 Lite. With a high quality metal body, this device incorporates a 5.5″ FHD screen, 2.5D curved glass, and 3.0 fingerprint sensor with four levels of security that allows you to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds.
As usual in the Mate series, the HUAWEI Mate 9 Lite boasts outstanding performance in its class, using the Kirin 655 octa-core, with 4 cores running at 2.1GHz and 4 at 1.7GHz, in addition to using a low power i5 co-processor and a combination of 3GB RAM memory and 32GB ROM.
Also, to accompany users all day long, this device integrates a high density battery with a 3,340 mAh capacity, intelligent energy saving technology and USB Type-C load input.
The HUAWEI Mate 9 Lite integrates a dual 12MP plus 2MP camera that allows you to create images with more flexible and creative focus effects, including depth-of-field photography, giving a professional look to pictures taken with it. The front camera is 8MP with wide angle lens to take better selfies.
Huawei also presented its new mobile game ecosystem, HiGame, which offers users a great variety with over 80,000 games, from more than 6,000 developers, localized in 61 languages and without a single ad.
Each of these games, was adapted and optimized specifically for Huawei smartphones and Kirin processors, delivering a smooth gaming experience and a lower energy consumption.
Within the platform both free and paid games can be found; the latter can be purchased through the Easy Pay option, thanks to Huawei’s alliances with over 300 carriers and partners, providing a complete and secure gaming solution.
This platform will be available at the same time as the Mate 9 launch.