Huawei’s Mate 9 made an enormous splash when it was announced in Munich last year. The handset was a stunning combination of brilliant hardware with incredible software built on top of the Android platform. Here are 5 awesome features of the Huawei Mate 9.
1. Incredible battery life and super-fast charging capabilities
Easily one of the best features on Huawei’s Mate line of devices is their incredible battery life due to high efficiency and low power consumption. With the Mate 9 Huawei improves on that further. Not only do you get the massive 4,000 mAh battery that gives you all-day battery, Huawei has also employed a new fast-charging technology called Huawei SuperCharge.
This fast-charging standard utilises a unique variable 4.5V/5A or 5V/4.5A current to charge the device super quickly, giving you a 58% charge in just 30 minutes. Huawei has also built in a 5-gate protection system that uses low voltages, when you’re charging the phone it doesn’t generate a lot of heat, keeping the whole system much cooler than it would otherwise be with regular fast-charging technology. With it, you’ll be getting much safer charging temperatures so your mind can be at ease when you hook it up to the power source.
2. Stunning bokeh-effect performance with 2nd-generation Leica dual-camera
Early last year, Huawei did something nobody thought they would — they formed a partnership with legendary German camera-maker Leica to bring the German’s expertise to the mobile. With the Mate 9, the Huawei-Leica partnership takes things to the next level with a new 20MP/12MP dual-camera setup.
As usual, one sensor shoots in monochrome while the other shoots in RGB. However, instead of the usual 12-megapixel pair, Huawei ups the megapixels on the monochrome sensor to 20 so it can capture even more detail than before. Further, this camera system also sports dual-lens optical image stabilisation and the industry’s first dual-camera binning technology. This high-resolution camera also allows the Mate 9 to employ Hybrid Zoom technology where the handset uses both cameras to produce crisp images even at 2x digital zoom.
On a smartphone camera, perhaps one of the most important features to have is snappiness and speed when focusing. With that in mind, Huawei has employed a 4-1 Hybrid autofocusing system that utilises laser AF, PDAF, depth focus and contrast focus for those instantaneous snaps.
But that’s not all they’ve done. Huawei has also included a special “Bokeh Effect” mode that gives smooth blurred out backgrounds for good subject separation and depth of field. They’ve also employed a “capture first then refocus” feature that lets you choose the focal point after you’ve taken a picture. This is thanks to Huawei’s sophisticated algorithm that is able to distinguish the distances of the main object that the photographer wants to focus.