Huawei Unveils Mate 9 HiSilicon Kirin 960 Smartphone with 5.9″ display, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

Hisilicon Kirin 960 is one of the most powerful ARM mobile processor to date with four ARM Cortex A73 cores up to 2.4 GHz, four low power Cortex A53 cores, and a Mali G71MP8 GPU. It was expected in Huawei Mate 9 smartphone, but we did not have that many details, and now the company has made it official.

huawei-mate-9Huawei Mate 9 specifications:

  • SoC – HUAWEI/HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor with 4 Cortex A73 cores @ up to 2.4 GHz A73, four Cortex A53 cores at up to 1.8 GHz, a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, and i6 co-processor/sensor hub
  • System Memory – 4GB RAM
  • Storage – 64GB UFS 2.0 flash + micro SD card slot up to 256 GB
  • Display – 5.9″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display, 373ppi, 16.7M colors
  • Audio – 4x microphones, stereo? speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack!
  • Cellular connectivity
    • MHA-L29 model: dual SIM support (one share with micro SD slot)
      • SIM1: 4G TDD and FDD LTE, 3G UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, 3G TD-SCDMA, CDMA EV-DO Rev.A (China Telecom only), 2G GSM
      • SIM2: 3G UMTS (Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19), CDMA: BC0 (800MHz) only for China Telecom, 2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • MHA-L09 model: single SIM support with 4G TDD & FDD LTE, 3G UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, 3G TD-SCDMA, 2G GSM
  • Wireless connectivity – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS, NFC
  • Camera
    • 20 MP monochrome + 12 MP RGB rear camera, F2.2, OIS (Optical image stabilization), BSI CMOS, Dual-tone flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus,2x Hybrid zoom, 4K H.265 / H.264 video recording
    • 8MP front-facing camera with autofocus, F1.9
  • USB – 1x USB type C (high speed) port
  • Sensors – Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, IR
  • Battery – 4,000 mAh good for about two days typical usage, 20 hours video playback, 105 hours music playback, 30 hours of 3G voice calls and 20 hours of 4G browser; About 1 day charge is possible in 20 minutes thanks to 5A charging current.
  • Dimensions – 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm (All metal body)
  • Weight – 190 grams

The phone will run Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0 skin, and ship with a audio headset, a  charger, a USB-C cable, a USB-C to Micro USB adapter, an eject tool, a Quick Start Guide, and a Matte case. Beside faster processor, memory and storage, and a larger display, the phone comes with dual rear cameras for better photos, as well as large battery to longer use between charges.

The phone is expected to sell for 699 Euros inc. VAT in Europe by the end of the year, as well as in other locales but pricing and availability have not been disclosed so far. If you are financially well-off, you could also consider the Porsche edition with more memory (6GB), more storage (128 GB), a smaller 5.5″ display, and a 1395 Euros price tag.

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10 Replies to “Huawei Unveils Mate 9 HiSilicon Kirin 960 Smartphone with 5.9″ display, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage”

  1. Over kill much? If it doesn’t run LTE in the USA then it doesnt count as credible. OR they will release a USA version running Marshmallow and charge 750€ though ” if financially well off” it should act as a TV and bake us a cake.

  2. How does a 20 MP monochrome + 12 MP RGB rear camera results in better photos? I mean does the phone combines the two images, or something?

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