Huawei recently launched Mate 9 is a performance beast, and in case you needed proof, here it is. The GIF you see above lines up a Galaxy Note 7, Huawei Mate 9 and iPhone 7 in left, center and right of the GIF image. Find the GIF file here (click to open).
The Mate 9 is able to open the app in an instant while both Note 7 and iPhone 7 take great deal of time compared to the Mate 9, with the Samsung’s discontinued buddy going almost par with iPhone 7 and winning on one instance.
The Mate 9’s performance isn’t exactly comes cheap if you thought that would be the case because it originates from China, rather, it costs handsome. But that’s easily the worthy specs over the Note 7 and iPhone 7 if you want that kind of performance. And it’s pretty beautiful too — check out more images in full here.
Here is the Mate 9 price, for all three variants in China.
- 4GB+32GB: 3399 yuan ($500)
- 4GB+64GB: 3899 yuan ($570)
- 6GB+128GB: 4499 yuan ($660)
Mate 9 Pro
- 4GB+64GB: 4699 yuan ($690)
- 6GB+128GB: 5299 yuan ($775)
- Mate 9 Porsche Design, 6GB+256GB: 8999 yuan ($1315)
Starting at $500, Mate 9 does look like a great deal, it’s around $60 more than the OnePlus 3T, but you are getting extraordinary performance.
So, would you buy the device if it hit US?
The Mate 9 and its other two variants in Mate 9 Pro and again its Porsche edition come pre-installed with Android 7.0, so the next update for the Mate 9 is going to be Android 7.1, which should release around February 2017.