Ever since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 up and started exploding on people, there’s been a gap in the market for a high quality large-screened Android phone. The Huawei Mate 9 is finally here to fill that gaping hole.
Indeed, the Mate 9’s 5.9-inch 1080 x 1920 screen is bigger than even the Note 7’s 5.7-inch display, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus looks positively tiddly by comparison. Despite impressive display, Huawei has kept the overall dimensions of the phone as small as possible, with tiny bezels and a 7.9mm-thick all-metal body.
The new phablet’s performance is similarly super-sized, thanks to a custom Kirin 960 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. What’s more, the Kirin 960’s Mali-G71 MP8 GPU provides a 200% boost to gaming and 3D graphical performance compared to the previous generation.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Huawei Mate 9, however, is its camera. Made in partnership with German luxury camera maker Leica, this dual-lens snapper uses one 20MP monochrome lens and one 12MP colour lens to produce greater detail than one alone could accomplish.
Pop the camera into wide aperture mode, meanwhile, and you’ll even be able to refocus the image after you’ve taken it - all thanks to that dual-lens setup.
All this exotic functionality doesn’t come at a cost to the phone’s stamina, either, thanks to the presence of a large 4000mAh battery. Nor will the Mate 9 bump into storage shortages any time soon with 64GB of internal capacity and a microSD card slot for expansion purposes.
If your enthusiasm for the Huawei Mate 9 has grown to the size of its screen, then you’ll be glad to hear that you can pick one up now on Three. If you need any further convincing as to its merits, check out the UK network’s Huawei Mate 9 video below.