KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14, 2016 – With the year coming to a close, Huawei plans to end 2016 with a bang following its remarkable year in Malaysia. The most premium device in Huawei’s line up, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will be made available for pre-orders at 11street and VMall.my starting the 15th of December!
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 features seamless curved edges, a graphite finish and stylish black colouring combined with the latest technology. This is perfectly complemented ‘under the hood’ by a unique, intuitive user interface that exudes sophistication thanks to Porsche Design’s signature design language.
With a shared commitment to functional design, innovative craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the collaboration delivers highly discerning customers an unrivalled, premium smartphone experience; with revolutionary speed, extensive battery life and luxurious design cues.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 combines Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetics and Huawei’s mobile expertise to deliver unprecedented luxury and powerful performance to its users. Its features include:
Highest performance: Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor
Great experience: EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the user experience with the OS
For the ambitious business traveller: the dual SIM card enables business travellers to switch very conveniently between two different SIM cards everywhere in the world
Enough battery to fly around the world: breakthrough SuperCharge technology and a battery which lasts up to two days with normal use
The best shot: second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid Zoom, featuring a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 comes in an exclusive Graphite Black colour and will only be limited to five units on both 11street and VMall.my, which will retail at RM6,999 / ~US$1,749. Limited units of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will also be available for purchase at Huawei Authorized Dealers on December 22 this year.
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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)