The new Mate 9 launches officially in Pakistan on December 10th for Rs. 70,000.
Late last week, Huawei organized a lavish event to demo their latest and greatest new smartphone – the Mate 9. The exclusive event was hosted at The Nishat Hotel in Lahore. Bloggers, people from news media, and other technology industry influencers were invited. Top management from Huawei also attended the event.
The event kicked off around 8PM, starting with a presentation on the Mate 9’s core features:
- Fast chip that works in tandem with the software: The Mate 9 is powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 chip combined with a proprietary ‘machine learning algorithm’ that promises to keep your Mate 9 fast for a longer period of time. It won’t slow down as quickly as Android phones have built a reputation.
- Big battery: The 4,000mAh battery can be charged for a full day’s use within 20 minutes with the built-in charger.
- Second-generation dual-lens camera: Huawei has partnered again with Leica for the next generation of its dual-lens camera. A 20MP monochrome sensor assists the 12MP sensor in taking great photos in low-light environments. It also produces a nice bokeh/blur effect in portraits, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.
- ‘Groundbreaking UX’: the Mate 9 comes with a custom skin called EMUI 5.0 that offers a strikingly pretty design. Huawei claims to have made great strides in improving user’s experience over previous versions.
- A refined design: undoubtedly, the Mate 9 is Huawei’s most beautiful phone released to date. It looks incredible, and feels great in the hand. It reminds us of HTC’s industrial design. In some ways, it leaves even Apple’s designs feeling lacking in contrast. We love how its 5.9 inches display fits inside a body that is smaller than the 5.5 inches iPhone 7 Plus.
Huawei later invited the audience to play with the Mate 9 in its demo area. Team PriceOye had the chance to use the device briefly. We were immediately wowed by its excellent design. It is worth repeating that this phone is just beautiful. Apple really needs to step its game if it wants to compete with Huawei and Samsung in the product design department. Unfortunately, we did not get enough time to dig deep into its impressive-looking camera, or test its fast chip, or big battery. We hope to do that in a future review.
The Huawei Mate 9 will be officially launched the coming weekend. It is officially priced at Rs. 70,000, but you can expect to find it for a lower price on PriceOye.pk. For the full specifications and latest prices, check out Huawei Mate 9 on PriceOye.pk.