Huawei Mate 9 release for US confirmed as Jan 6

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There has been much anticipation for the arrival of Huawei’s Mate 9 smartphone in the US. Last month we heard a tip that the device would arrive stateside from January 6, and the good news is this has now been officially confirmed. The Huawei Mate 9 release for the US is imminent, and the handset will have the added bonus of voice assistant Alexa.

CES 2017 in Las Vegas is currently churning out information, and Huawei has taken the opportunity to announce the Mate 9 US arrival as January 6. Various online sellers will be offering the device, among them Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, and Newegg. The press release mentions that Amazon’s cloud-based voice service feature Alexa will be available for the phone at some point early this year with a software update. This will provide an easy way of performing everyday tasks such as setting an alarm or accessing information, for example weather and traffic reports,

The handset is to be offered in Space Gray or Moonlight Silver colors, and the Hauwei Mate 9 price in the US has been set at $599. You’ll get plenty for your money, including the joys of the Android 7.0 Nougat OS and EMUI 5.0, an octa-core Kirin 960 processor, and large 5.9-inch display with Full HD resolution. The latter might make this phone tempting for those affected by the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.

Other benefits of the phone are a dual rear camera set-up consisting of a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 12-megapixel RGB sensor. Features include superior 2x magnification and Hybrid Zoom, while up front there’s an 8-megapixel camera. The handset is juiced by a sizeable 4000 mAh battery and features SuperCharge technology meaning 20 minutes can deliver a day’s charge. The Huawei Mate 9 has the usual connectivity options including 4G LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth, as well as USB-Type C. Add on 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and you’ve got a very nice package.

Have you been waiting for the official Huawei Mate 9 release in the US? What are your thoughts on the now-confirmed price? Why not drop us a comment to let us know.

Source: Huawei

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