Through countless hours devoted into careful research and development, Huawei has created its very own EMUI 5.0, a gorgeous and simplistic user interface that is designed to make your life easier.
The Huawei EMUI 5.0 User Interface
Behind the interface lies an extremely complex system that is created to better the experience every time you pick up a Huawei flagship smartphone. The EMUI 5.0 comes with the Machine Learning Algorithm, which studies your usage habits and optimizes the phone’s processing priorities to suit your style of use, ultimately creating a device that is always trying to stay fast.
The EMUI 5.0 also received a makeover from its predecessor Compared to the EMUI 4.1, the new user interface promises to productivity as now you can get access to most of the features with no more than three clicks. Huawei also understands the importance of user interface aesthetics, hence the EMUI 5.0 embodies a minimalistic design concept that guarantees a smoother smartphone experience.
As a sign of unwavering commitment to its existing users, Huawei has extended the family of devices that can run on the EMUI 5.0, in which the update will be rolled out in batches. The list of devices is as follows:
On 3 November 2016, Huawei revealed not just the Huawei Mate 9, but also the bespoke Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. Before their official launch, we were given exclusive access to the Huawei Mate 9, albeit only for a few short hours. We are now allowed to reveal to you the photos and details in our exclusive Huawei Mate 9 preview.
The Huawei Mate 9 Preview
The Huawei Mate 9 has a 5.9″ IPS display with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920. It is powered by the new Kirin 960 octa-core SoC, with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Kirin 960 offers four 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores, together with the powerful Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.
In the photography department, it boasts a second-generation dual-lens Leica-designed camera. This camera now pairs a 20 MP monochrome sensor with a 12 MP colour sensor. They both feature f/2.2 Leica lenses, and support optical image stabilisation (OIS).
How good is the new Leica-designed dual-lens camera? Take a look at this monochrome sample (full-size 20 MP @ 6 MB here). The new Huawei Mate 9 also comes with a 4,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery that supports Super Charge. Super Charge allows for very fast charging, thanks to its 22.5 W charger.
The Huawei Mate 9 will come with 64 GB of internal flash storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 256 GB of additional storage. It’s priced at €699 for Europe.
Sadly, that’s all we could take out of the exclusive Huawei Mate 9 preview session. We hope to get more hands-on time with the Mate 9 when it hits the stores (see the launch dates below).
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
For those who want something more exclusive, Huawei offers the bespoke Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design variant.
Available only in Black Graphite, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design features a 5.5″ curved AMOLED display with a higher resolution of 1440 x 2560. It also comes with a whopping 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory and 256 GB of internal flash storage. However, it does not come with a microSD slot.
The other features of the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design remain the same with the “standard” Mate 9. It comes with the same processor and dual-lens Leica-designed camera. It will, however, retail for twice the “standard” Mate 9’s price at €1395 in Europe.
The Huawei Mate 9 Availability New!
Huawei will launch the Mate 9 in these 12 countries first – China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand and the UAE.
Here in Malaysia, our sources say that the Huawei Mate 9 launch will take place either on the 18th (Friday) or the 24th (Thursday) of November.
The Huawei Mate 9 Models vs. Mate 8 Comparison
If you’re wondering how do the two Huawei Mate 9 models compare against the Huawei Mate 8, we prepared this comparison for your convenience.
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 8
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5.5" AMOLED display
- 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi, 73.2% screen to body ratio)
Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2016 – Following the launch of the Huawei P9 [Amazon] series in Malaysia and also in conjunction with Hari Raya, Huawei Malaysia will be hosting P9 Roadshows to allow users to experience its flagship devices.
The Huawei P9 [Amazon] which is the first smartphone born out of a collaboration between Huawei and the global iconic camera brand – Leica, resulting in a stunning dual-lens camera smartphone.
It sets a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with the ability to capture more light and better photo clarity to produce brilliant colour and striking black and white images in true Leica style.
Head down to the nearest P9 Roadshow and enjoy exclusive promotions for on a range of Huawei devices.
Huawei P9 Roadshows Details
With every purchase of the P9 Plus, P9, Mate 8 (Standard/Premium) and the G8 at the roadshow, customers will be given the opportunity to participate in the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and stand a chance to win grand prizes like a Huawei Mate 8 Premium Edition worth RM2,399 or a Harmon Kardon Earphone! Other prizes include a Starbucks gift card worth RM50, an AEON voucher worth RM20 and other exciting prizes.
The devices and promotions offered at the roadshow are as below:
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