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Huawei Ascent Mate 9 Unveiled, Promises Not To Explode Like Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Huawei Mate 9. (Image: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 9. (Image: Huawei)

The Mate 9 will feature dual rear-facing Leica-branded cameras with a Monochrome and a RGB sensor.

Huawei has unveiled its new smartphone the Huawei Mate 9 at an event in Germany. The smartphone will be available in the US in the near future but whether it will come to India or not is still unclear.

At the launch standing in front of a graphic comparing how hot the new phone gets while charging compaed with a Samsung handset, Huawei consumer electronics chief Richard Yu jokingly promised "no explosions!" when charging the Mate 9 -- to a burst of laughter from the crowd gathered at a hotel in the German city.

The Huawei Mate 9 features a large 5.9-inch FHD display and Android 7.0 operating system. The device is powered by a Kirin 960 octa-core processor and backed by 4GB RAM. There is 64GB of built-in storage which can be expandable with the help of a microSD card.

Just like the Huawei P9 and Huawei's sub-brand phone Honor 8, the Mate 9 will feature dual rear-facing cameras with a Monochrome and an RGB sensor. The Monochrome sensor is at 20-megapixels whereas the RGB sensor is at 12-megapixels with F2.2 and Optical Image Stabilisation. The camera on the Mate 9 are Leica-branded.

The Mate 9 will sport a 4,000mAh battery and will have EMUI 5.0. on top of Android Nougat. The phone will be available in China and Europe first at €699 (approx Rs 51,731).

first published:November 04, 2016, 11:07 IST