Chinese tech giant Huawei has taken the wraps of its most powerful smartphone to date, the Huawei Mate 9.
Made entirely of aluminium, the super sized phablet has a whopping 5.9 inch display combined with some of the most advanced hardware of any smartphone available today.
Officially unveiled on Thursday at a Huawei event in Munich, the Mate 9 could fill the void left by the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 and could help Chinese company get the edge over rivals Samsung, LG and HTC when it comes to plus sized Android smartphones.
Following on from last years Mate 8, the Mate 9 offers a supersized full HD edge to edge display and features Huawei’s Kirin 960 Octa core processor, which the company says outperforms the Snapdragon 821 which features in Google’s new Pixel phone.
Alongside the powerful processor is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 2TB using MicroSD.
According to Huawei the 4000mAh battery that is charged via USB C offers two full days of battery life. Huawei also says the battery can be powered to 50 percent capacity off just 30 minutes of charge thanks its SuperCharge technology.
Other features include a speedy fingerprint scanner, which Huawei says is the best there is and which follows on from the excellent rear facing fingerprint scanner on the Huawei P9.
Also like the P9, the Mate 9 sees Huawei once again link up with German camera maker Leica to include a rear facing dual lens camera that can also capture 4K video and comes with optical image stabilization, laser autofocus and which promises excellent photos even in low light.
On the front is a powerful 8MP selfie camera.
The Mate 9 runs Android 7.0 Nougat alongside its own EMUI 5.0.
Also on Thursday, Huawei unveiled a premium Porsche branded version of the Mate 9.
The Porsche Design Mate 9 includes a 5.5 2K curved edge screen, which is similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, with 256GB of internal storage.
Be warned though, pricing for the Porsche version of the Mate 9 starts at €1395 and is unlikely to be launched in Thailand.
Huawei is yet to officially announce the release date and pricing in Thailand for the Mate 9 but you can expect it to be in the region of 27,000 baht, with pre-orders available within the next month.
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