Huawei Mate 9 and Porsche Design launches as Icon and Tech Leader meet

“…..Consumers also want a gorgeous design and intuitive features, so we created two new devices at the forefront of hardware and software innovation. The result is the new Mate Series, breathtakingly new, inside and out”.

CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu commenting on the Huawei Mate 9

November 3, 2016 was the exclusive global launch event by the Huawei Consumer Business Group of two of the most anticipated devices of the year; the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9.


Building on Huawei’s success with the Mate 8 as described in Huawei Mate 8 brings privacy with Kirin 950’s TrustZone and secure OS, Huawei has delivered a beautifully-designed, powerful mobile device. The Huawei Mate 9 is the newest members of the Mate series that provides users with an all new Android experience.


The Huawei Mate 9 features a dynamic interplay of industry-leading hardware and advanced software that work together to keep users a step ahead. The Huawei Mate 9 is available in the following colours:

  • Black
  • Space Gray
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Champagne Gold
  • Mocha Brown
  • Ceramic White

The exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is available in Graphite Black. The Huawei Mate 9 will be available in the following first-wave launch markets:

  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates

Key features include:

  • Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor
  • EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the users’ experience with the OS
  • SuperCharge technology that delivers a full day’s charge in 20 minutes
  • Second generation Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and Hybrid Zoom, featuring a superior 2x magnification

So what does this all mean?

Kirin 960 – Huawei Maximizes Performance and Speed 

So how did they develope the Huawei Mate 9?

By taking a look at today’s business users an what they want as pointed out by CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, quote: “In developing the Huawei Mate 9, we started with a simple question – how can we improve every element of the smartphone experience? We know that for today’s business users, a fast and functional smartphone is just the beginning”.

With over 100 million units sold, Huawei’s Kirin chipsets showcase the company’s deep understanding of the user’s need for a fast mobile device that’s intuitive and reliable. The Huawei Mate 9 Series debuts the premium Kirin 960 chipset with Huawei’s Machine Learning Algorithm.

The result? A fast and smooth experience, even after 18 months of continuous usage.

The Kirin 960 is the world’s first chipset to feature an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. The CPU delivers the best multi-core performance among all smartphone SoCs, while reducing power consumption by 15%.

The GPU boasts a 180% percent performance uplift and a 40% improvement in energy efficiency compared to its predecessor. The Kirin 960 also takes full advantage of the pioneering Vulkan graphics standard on Android 7.0, increasing graphics performance by up to 400 percent.

The Huawei Mate 9 – Android Experience Re-imagined

With the introduction of EMUI 5.0, the Huawei Mate 9 re-imagines the native Android operating system using Linux to improve the experience, aesthetics and functionality. With EMUI 5.0, the Huawei Mate 9 becomes more intelligent and efficient over time by understanding consumers’ behavior patterns, and ensures the highest priority applications are given preference subject to system resources.


This guarantees a long-lasting, smooth experience as over time, EMUI 5.0 slows down the performance erosion that all smartphone devices experience. EMUI 5.0 also introduces a brand new intuitive interface design. More than 50 percent of features can now be reached within two clicks while over 90 percent can be reached within three clicks.

Safe, Faster Charging Battery – It’s all about the percentage increases

The Huawei Mate 9 combines a 4000 mAh high-density battery with Huawei’s all new SuperCharge technology. With its advanced power saving technology, the Huawei Mate 9 increases battery life to provide over two (2) days of uninterrupted performance.


This includes a 40% increase in CDMA call time and a 20% increase in gaming time.  Supporting 5A fast charging, SuperCharge technology enables a 50% improvement over the previous generation – 10 minutes of charge provides enough power to watch two full movies.

Most importantly, the battery sets a new standard in charging technology including Super Safe 5-gate protection, which offers real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring to eliminate safety hazards and safeguard battery life, problems that have plagued rather Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that have led to their mass recalls as pointed out in Samsung singing a different Note a boon for Apple and Huawei.

Huawei Mate 9 – Professional-quality Smartphone Photography

Following the incredible success of the Huawei P9, the Huawei Mate 9 features the second generation dual-lens camera co-engineered with Leica. Huawei and Leica have continued to improve and enhance the optical performance of the camera module, which now includes a 12-megapixel/F2.2 RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel/F2.2 monochrome sensor and enhanced image fusion algorithms that work in concert to produce stunning photography.


The RGB sensor captures true-to-life colors, while the monochrome sensor captures intricate details and depth resulting in the iconic Leica Image Style. When paired with the leading dual-lens camera Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) solution and the industry’s first dual-camera pixel binning technology, the Huawei Mate 9 has a superior night shot capability.

The Kirin 960 is designed specifically to support the Huawei Mate 9’s second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid Zoom. The 4-1 Hybrid Auto- focus features laser focus, phase detection focus, depth focus and contrast focus.

Performance in Design – Design Icon Meets Technology Leader

The Huawei Mate 9 builds upon the Mate Series’ highly-regarded design DNA and uses the finest materials to deliver a smartphone that features a 5.9” FHD display and is both beautifully designed and comfortable to use. Based on an extensive process of research and development, the Huawei Mate 9 is constructed using 50 unique processes including one hour of CNC milling, resulting in a high-precision unibody metal frame.

Every detail, from the soft sandblasted texture to the gorgeous color palette, is a result of more than 25 years’ experience in delivering refined craftsmanship. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is a limited edition smartphone combining Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetic with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise.

Together Huawei and Porsche Design have achieved a new pinnacle where Porsche Design’s unique signature aesthetic meets Huawei’s market-leading technology. With the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9, Huawei introduces a remarkable 5.5” curved AMOLED display that offers a smooth, sleek feel. It will be available exclusively in Graphite Black.

So do you plan to buy the Huawei Mate 9 when it launches? Then join their Huawei Jamaica Facebook Page, the FLOW Jamaica Twitter Feed and FLOW Jamaica Facebook Page and check out the Huawei Experience Store as the Huawei Watch awaits you to make loving Huawei Smartphones Possible.

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