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AT20 Giveaway Day 10: Huawei Calls for Mate 9 and P10 Smartphones

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    Hey everyone, we’re back again for day 10 of our 20 day giveaway celebration of AnandTech’s 20th anniversary.

    Starting us off this morning is Huawei. We haven’t had a phone giveaway in a couple of days now, so the rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer is supplying us with a set of their latest phones. Need something big? Then for that we have the Mate 9. Or something a bit more one-hand friendly? Then for that we have the recently launched P10.

    • Huawei Mate 9 Smartphone
    • Huawei P10 Smartphone

    The AnandTech 20th Anniversary Celebration – Huawei Giveaway

    Huawei Mate 9


    Launched at the tail-end of last year, the Mate 9 is Huawei’s flagship phablet. With a 5.9 inch 1080p LCD display, the Mate 9 is a big deal. But not just for the screen: it’s also one of the first Huawei phones to feature subsidiary HiSilicon’s Kirin 960 SoC, a current-generation 16nm FinFET-built SoC that incorporates ARM’s latest Mali-G71 GPU and Cortex-A73 CPU. As a result the Mate 9 ends up being a very fast phone.

    Huawei Mate 9 Specs​
    HiSilicon Kirin 960

    4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.84GHz
    4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.36GHz
    ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 1037MHz​
    5.9-inch 1920x1080 IPS LCD​
    156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
    190 grams​
    + microSD​
    4000 mAh (15.28 Wh)
    Front Camera
    8MP, 1/3.2" Sony IMX179 Exmor R, 1.4µm pixels, f/1.9, Contrast AF​
    Rear Camera
    Color: 12MP, 1/2.9” Sony IMX286 Exmor RS, 1.25µm pixels, f/2.2, PDAF + Laser AF + Contrast AF + Depth, OIS, HDR, dual-tone LED flash

    Monochrome: 20MP, f/2.2, dual-tone LED flash​
    HiSilicon LTE (Integrated)
    2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 12/13)​
    SIM Size
    2x NanoSIM (dual standby) (MHA-L29)
    1x NanoSIM (MHA-L09)​
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2 LE, NFC, IrLED, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS​
    USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm headset​
    capacitive fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, ambient light, proximity, Hall effect, barometer​

    Rounding out the package is a 64GB of NAND and 4GB of RAM, along with a 12MP rear camera based on Sony’s IMX286 sensor and incorporating OIS and laser auto-focus. Meanwhile the phone’s modem is based on Huawei/HiSilicon’s own LTE modem design, which supports up to LTE Cat12. The phone itself is built around an aluminum unibody, which as Matt Humrick noted in our review of the phone, “gives it a stiff, solid feel that’s atypical for such a large phone.” And Huawei puts that volume to good use as well, filling the phone with a 4000 mAh (15.28 Wh) battery, giving the powerful phone some extra battery capacity to offset its capabilities.

    Huawei P10


    The smaller counterpart to the Mate 9, the Huawei P10 incorporates much of the same hardware in a smaller body. We’re still looking at the Cortex-A73 equipped Kirin 960 SoC, only this time it’s now paired with a 5.1 inch 1080p LCD. The rest of the internal hardware includes 64GB of NAND and 4GB of RAM, and the SoC’s integrated LTE Cat12 modem.

    Huawei P10 Specs​
    HiSilicon Kirin 960 4x Cortex A73
    4x Cortex A53
    4GB LPDDR4​
    64 GB​
    1080p LCD​
    LTE Cat 12 DL / Cat 11 UL​
    20MP Monochrome
    12MP RGB
    Front Facing Camera
    3200 mAh​
    Android 7.1
    with EMUI 5.1​
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz BT 4.2, USB-C, GPS/GNSS, DLNA​
    SIM Size
    NanoSIM + NanoSIM (w/o microSD)​

    The rear (color) camera is a 12MP f/2.2 design, based on Sony’s IMX286 sensor. Meanwhile the IPS LCD display is capable of covering almost the entire DCI-P3 gamut, which will be particularly useful once Android color management catches up. Powering the phone is a 3200 mAh battery.

    Finally, as with our other giveaways, today’s giveaway is only open for 48 hours, so be sure to enter soon. However please note that for legal reasons, we’re only able to open these giveaways to residents of the United States.

    Good luck everyone! And be sure to check in tomorrow for our next giveaway.


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