Huawei’s phones have been well-regarded for their cameras for the last couple of years — especially since the Huawei P9 became one of the first smartphones to introduce dual-camera setups to the world in partnership with Leica. Huawei brought the same concept to its Huawei Honor 8 earlier this year (which launched in the US), and it’s continuing the trend with the Mate 9.

Huawei Mate 9

Huawei’s Mate handsets are premium phones built for those who like massive mobile screens, and the latest version is the highly desirable Huawei Mate 9. The Mate 9 boasts a lot of firsts; it’s the first phone to come packing Huawei’s new Kirin 960 processor, for instance, which is built for top-end performance. It’s also the first phone packing the fresh new EMUI 5.0 launcher, and Huawei’s second-generation dual-lens Leica camera.

Moreover, Huawei Mate 9 is reported to be the first phone of the company to come with its own Kirin 960 processor. The device will also have a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro Porsche-branded variant will have 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

The Mate 9 went official last week, sporting a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS display, the new built-in-house Kirin 960 octa-core chipset, a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery, USB Type-C, and Bluetooth 4.2. The phone lands at 156.9mm x 78.9mm x 7.9mm in size, which is just slightly beefier than the Google Pixel.

In addition, Huawei Mate 9 will feature 400mAh battery supply, a USB Type-C charger, including Compass, G-Sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, IR and Barometer. The regular variant will cost £630 to €699.