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Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design: if you love living life in the fast lane, here’s the perfect smartphone for you

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Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is the marriage of two giants – Huawei’s state-of-the-art technology and Porsche Design’s unmistakable functional design language to deliver luxurious high-performance device to match your high-performance lifestyle.

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But before we start, let’s first take a look at what the Mate 9 is all about:

  • 5.9-inch Quad HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~490 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G71 MP8 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 20 Megapixel +12 Megapixel primary camera, f/2.2 aperture, OIS, 2x zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage + microSD slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected December 2016 release date
  • $699 Euro or ~$775 USD price tag

First impression counts and the Mate 9 is a high-end phablet catering to those who love to break the conventional stuff.  It is set to be the benchmark for everyone else to follow, with its massive 5.9-inch screen, amazing hardware, fantastic dual 20MP-12MP primary camera, large storage, huge battery and the latest Nougat OS which makes for a formidable offering.

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Which brings us to the question of what the Mate 9 Porsche Design is all about? It is a story of two trailblazing brands coming together into one revolutionary device. The refined design of Mate 9 Porsche Design meets the top-of-the-line Huawei product to create a truly beautiful and unique device. It truly is a marriage of design and functionality, and the outcome is simply amazing.

For further details about the Mate 9 Porsche Design, here’s all to it:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~534 ppi pixel density
  • True Curve Design with graphite black brushed metal body and black curved Gorilla-Glass front
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G71 MP8 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 20 Megapixel +12 Megapixel primary camera, f/2.2, OIS, 2x zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • 256GB internal storage + microSD slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected December 2016 release date
  • $1395 Euro or ~$1499 USD price tag

True to its name, the Mate 9 Porsche Design looks pretty amazing with a metal body and curved display. Not only does it look amazing, but it also feels great to the touch and provides a firm grip of the body.

Not much changes you can expect on other aspects of the smartphone, but the Mate 9 Porsche Design is smaller with a 5.5-inch screen size. It also seems to provide the largest storage capacity in the form of 256GB internal storage.

Having said that, the Mate 9 Porsche Design is a beast in terms of performance with the top-of-the-line Kirin 960 chipset, fast octa-core processor being paired with 6GB of RAM.

Camera-wise, a similar dual 20MP-12MP Leica lens that provides for an amazing camera experience. It comes with optical image stabilisation so your shots won’t have that blurry look. Even when under cover of darkness, your photos will still look good with this camera phone.

According to Huawei, its 4000 mAh battery can provide for two days of battery life. Not only that, but there’s also the fast battery charging feature which shouldn’t keep you grounded for too long.

Last but not least, upon the Mate 9 Porsche Design’s release in December 2016; it will be powered by the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box.

But all of this comes at a heavy price. Well, that’s Porsche for you.

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Conclusion:

 If money is not an issue, then Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design should be your smartphone of choice. Apart from that premium good looks, it also has a beast of a performer inside of it, amazing dual 20MP-12MP Leica camera, huge 256GB internal storage, great battery and the latest Android OS.

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is expected to be released on December 16th and will be available for 1395 Euro or ~$1499 USD. It is expected to be available only in Graphite Black.

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