Huawei now has a solid base in Europe mainly because of its Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9 smartphones. The Huawei Mate 9 was announced in the month of November and the handset is expected to be released to the market in few EU countries and China before Christmas. However, US will get the handset in January 2017.

Huawei Mate 9

Mate 9 is a 5.9-inch high-end smartphone, powered by Kirin 960 chipset. It runs Android Nougat under EMUI 5.0 custom skin. The battery packs 4,000 mAh capacity and it pairs 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM. In addition to the impressive specs, the optic offers Leica's 20 MP (dual lens) rear shooter with 12 MP front shooter. On paper, Mate 9 packs a punch with the huge RAM, battery and decent SoC performance.

There is no word about the pricing but Mate 9 64GB version is speculated to be sold at $800 pricepoint. This makes the device's price comparable to Google Pixel and Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of hardware, Huawei's flagship packs incredible tech specifications that may be able to add an alternative to the premium phone category.

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Huawei Mate 9 Lite hasn't been on the show but more likely to follow at the later date but according to rumor, it will be release together with regular ones in early January. A month to go to save up for this beautifully amazing smartphone!