Huawei’s new flagship smartphone has a 5.96 inch display, support for Google’s Daydream VR platform, and a Kirin 960 processor, making it the first phone to feature that chip.

The Huawei Mate 9 also has something else that helps set it apart from some of the company’s earlier phones: support for global networks. While Huawei is launching the phone initially in Europe and Asia, it’ll eventually be available int he US as well.

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First let’s talk about that new processor. The Kirin 960 is the latest in Huawei’s own line of mobile processors, and its features include:

  • Four 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores
  • Four 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores
  • Mali-G71 octa-core graphics
  • GSM/UMTS/CDMA/LTE network support

Huawei says the new chip is optimized for Vulkan graphics on Android 7.0 and the modem supports Cat 12 speeds of up to 600 Mbps.

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The phone has 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 storage options.

Now for the screen: it’s big. But Huawei says its phone is actually smaller than the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus, thanks to slimmer bezels.

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One odd choice? Huawei used a 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD panel for its display rather than a higher-resolution QHD screen. Not only does that mean that the Huawei Mate 9 has a lower pixel density than other high-end big-screen phones, it also makes me wonder how the phone will look when used with a VR headset like Google’s Daydream View.

The Mate 9 has a 4,000 mAh battery that the company says provides up to 2 days of run time. It also supports “SuperCharge” fast charging, giving you a few hours of run time from a 10 minute charge.

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On the back of the phone you’ll find a dual-lens camera that the company “co-engineered” with Leica. It combines a 12MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor for capturing photos. There’s also optical image stabilization and a 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus that uses laser, phase detection, depth, and contrast to quickly focus your images.

Huawei says its dual-camera system also supports a “hybrid 2x zoom” which basically means a 20MP image is cropped to make it look as if you had zoomed in.

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There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera, stereo speakers, a USB 2.0 Type-C port, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The phone can either support dual nano SIM cards or one nano SIM and one microSD card.

The Huawei Mate 9 ships with Android 7.0 and the EMUI user interface.

Huawei will sell the phone for €699 in Europe. No price or launch date for the US model has been announced yet.

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