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Huawei Mate 9 to arrive in Australia on 7 February

Nick Broughall 16 January 2017

Huawei Mate 9

One of the biggest phones on display at CES 2017, the Huawei Mate 9 is just weeks away from its Australian release date.

Having announced the Mate 9 flagship smartphone back in November last year, Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei is pushing hard to beat the Mobile World Congress rush of smartphones by officially launching the phone in Australia on 7 February.

In an announcement today, Huawei has confirmed that the phone with a huge 5.9-inch screen and dual Leica cameras will be available for an RRP of $999 when it launches. Both Optus and Vodafone will offer the handset, while JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman will also stock the device for outright purchase.

There's no word on whether we'll see the premium Porsche variant of the device though, which added extra storage, RAM and a higher resolution display alongside the luxury brand name.

During our recent hands on with the phone at CES 2017, we liked the phone's curved back and the promise of the dual camera technology. We'll need to put the phone through its paces to see if the new octo-core Kirin processor is up to the task of competing with the next round of premium smartphones, but early impressions were promising.


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