Editor: Jason “The Bok” Date – 27 Feb 2017

If you think back a couple of years, you’ll remember your work desk being a clutter of everything we need to run your day-to-day lives. Modern smartphones have changed the way in which we do business and the world operates, thanks to their compact ability to combine everyday essentials such as a:

  • Notepad
  • Calculator
  • Flashlight
  • Camera & even to some extent your laptop PC to name a feature features.

Meet the gorgeously designed and ultra-sophisticated new Huawei Mate 9.

gsmarena_001The Huawei Mate 9 is as much about business as it is about lifestyle. It combines features such as:

  • Premium aluminium unibody construction
  • 5.9″ IPS LCD screen with FullHD resolution (373ppi)
  • Kirin 960 chipset: Octa-core CPU (4xCortex-A73@2.4GHz + 4xCortex-A53@1.8GHz), i6 co-processor, octa-core Mali-G71 GPU, 4GB of RAM
  • Android 7.0 Nougat; Huawei EMUI 5.0 overlay
  • Leica co-engineered dual camera: 20MP monochrome/12MP color sensors, f2.2, 27mm equiv. focal length, 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus (phase/laser/contrast/depth sensing); dual-LED, dual-tone flash; 2160p and 1080p @ 30/60fps video capture
  • 8MP autofocus selfie camera, f/1.9, 26mm lens; 1080p video capture
  • 64GB of built-in storage, expansion via microSD up to 256GB (hybrid slot on the dual-SIM version)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • LTE Cat 12 (600Mbps downlink, 150Mbps uplink); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP, LE), GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo, NFC, IR blaster
  • 4,000mAh battery; fast charging with proprietary 22.5W  fast charger
  • Dual Sim Slot with Micro SD card expansion


Whats in The Box

  • Huawei Mate 9 device
  • White Huawei branded earphones
  • Slim frosted plastic cover
  • Sim-pin ejection tool
  • High capacity fast wall-charge power adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Micro USB to Type-C adapter
  • Instructional Manual & Start guide

Apart from the incredibly powerful features listed above and inviting packaging, the device fits into any lifestyle thanks to its stunning Porsche Design lines and its simply incredible camera with dual-lens which has been co-engineered in partnership with Leica optics.

This dual-lens camera allows the user to capture photo’s at a resolution of 5120 x 3840 (20 M) and includes a large array of shooting modes ie: “Good food” ;  HDR ; Light Painting and even Beauty Photo, which enhances your shot.

You also have the ability to now film at 2160P (4K resolution) and use features such as “SLO MO,” to capture action video.

The Mate 9 runs Android version N (V.7.0) straight out of the box and the latest Huawei Emotion 5.0 UI, making for a simply beautiful operating experience.

The Huawei Mate 9 will be available through South African network carriers on both a contract and prepaid basis. This is by far and away the very best of the Huawei Mate series and well worth owning.

SA pricing & Availability:


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