Huawei has launched the Mate 9, a high-spec, high-priced smartphone which could see the China-based company square up to market leaders Apple and Samsung.
The Mate 9’s other key features include an 8-megapixel camera, 64GB memory and 4 microphones that in combination enable directional sound recording. Unlike the Apple’s iPhone 7, the Mate 9 has a headphone jack.
Huawei did not disclose where the device’s battery was manufactured; thereby not ruling out that this could be the same as that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is now notorious for overheating. But, Huawei did stress that the Mate 9’s battery had been tested in house, by the manufacturer of the component and in independent research labs.
Huawei say that the Mate 9 is a “high-end performance device aimed at professional users” and also serves as a “productivity tool.”