Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design review, Hands-on, specifications, Compare Price

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch 2K curved display
  • 6GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • USB-C
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Kirin 960
  • Manufacturer: Huawei
  • Review Price: free/subscription

Here are the specs:

  • Dimensions: Height: 152 mm; Width: 75 mm; Depth: 7.5 mm
  • Weight: ~169g
  • Display: 5.5″ Curved AMOLED display, QHD (2560 x 1440), 534ppi
  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 960 octa-core (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) chip + i6 co-processor
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP8
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Emotion UI (EMUI) 5.0
  • Memory: 256GB ROM; 6GB RAM
  • Dual SIM: Yes
  • NFC: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support. BlueTooth 4.2, BLE support. USB Type-C (Hi-Speed USB)
  • Main Camera:  20 MP Monochrome + 12 MP RGB, F/2.2 aperture, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 4K video
  • Front camera: 8 MP AF, F/1.9 aperture.
  • Battery: 4000 mAh

The Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design does not come cheap. The normal Huawei Mate 9 costs €699 (around £620, $775, AU$1,000) while the Porsche Design version is almost double at €1,395 (around £1,200, $1,500, AU$2,000).

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