Huawei Mate 9 confirmed to come powered by new Kirin 960 chipset

After a series of speculations, Huawei has finally confirmed that its upcoming Mate 9 phablet will feature the new Kirin 960 chipset. The Kirin 960 chipset was unveiled last week, it is built on a 16nm FinFET process by TSMC. HiSilicon promises a 15% performance boost with this new chipset for the devices.

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“It will be the first chips to use ARM’s new Bifrost GPU – the Mali-G71 promises reduced power use compared to the T880 used in Kirin 955, Exynos 8, Helio X25 and others,” report said. Moreover, Kirin 960 supports UFS 2.1 for blazing fast flash storage, LPDDR4 RAM and an LTE Cat. Huawei’s Mate 9 is all set to come out of the veil on November 3 in Munich.

Besides the performance boost, Huawei Mate 9 comes with some premium features. This 5.9-inch phablet runs on Android v7.0 Nougat operating system, has 64/128GB internal storage with 4GB RAM (another variant comes in 256 GB, 6 GB RAM), and sports a Leica-branded dual rear camera (20MP primary camera and 8MP secondary camera) with other camera features such as 4x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. For connectivity, Mate 9 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot; Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, and USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

The price details of Huawei Mate 9 phablet is unknown, but is expected to cost $1,300 (approx. Rs 87,000) for its high-end variant.

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Abhishek Sharma
October 27, 2016 8:47 pm 8:47 PM

Why would anyone, especially in India, spend 80K on huawei? The price is just ridiculous. They should know their brand value and price their devices accordingly.

October 28, 2016 10:21 am 10:21 AM

When people are buying Apple products for 70k+, how does it matter for high valued customer for wasting money on premium Mobiles!. 90% of the iphone users simply use their mobile phones for calling purpose, but still they wanted to buy next Generations of iPhone for Symbolic status!!!

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
October 27, 2016 11:19 pm 11:19 PM

80k is the price of the highest model. Chillax 😀