Introducing the Mate 9 and the Huawei Fit

Huawei has launched two new devices the Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Mate 9. The two phones were launched at an event in Germany. They are a successor to the Mate 8, that was launched last year.

The Porsche Design Mate 9 is a limited edition smartphone that was designed by Porsche and Huawei.

The new Mate 9 phones come with:

  • A larger battery, 4000 mAh, with fast charging capability
  • Kirin 960 processor with ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU
  • New faster EMUI 5.0 OS by Huawei that is overlayed on top of the Android OS

At the event, Huawei also launched the Huawei Fit, a fitness watch that monitors heart rate, counts steps, tracks sleep patterns among others.

Mate 9 specs

  • Size and weight: 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm, 190grams
  • Screen: 5.9-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD
  • Processor: Octa-core Kirin 960 backed by a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Internal storage: 64GB (expandable via microSD)
  • Camera: 20MP back camera with dual-tone LED flash; 8MP front camera
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Network: 3G, 4G LTE

Porsche Design Mate 9 specs

Size and weight: 152 x 75 x 7.5 mm, 169 grams
Screen: 5.5 inch touchcsreen (1440 x 2560 pixels)
Processor: Octa-core Kirin 960 backed by a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
Memory: 6GB RAM
Internal storage: 256GB (expandable via microSD)
Camera: 20MP back camera with dual-tone LED flash; 8MP front camera
Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0
Battery: 4,000mAh
Network: 3G, 4G LTE

The retail prices for the three devices will approximately be:

  • Mate 9 – €699 (Ksh. 77,578)
  • Porsche Design Mate 9 – €1395 (Ksh. 154,808)
  • Huwei Fit – €149 (Ksh. 16,535)
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