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​
SoC
HiSilicon Kirin 960

4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.84GHz
4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.36GHz
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 1037MHz​
Display
5.9-inch 1920x1080 IPS LCD​
Dimensions
156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
190 grams​
RAM
4GB​
NAND
64GB
+ microSD​
Battery
4000 mAh (15.28 Wh)
non-replaceable​
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​
Modem
HiSilicon LTE (Integrated)
2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 12/13)​
SIM Size
2x NanoSIM (dual standby) (MHA-L29)
1x NanoSIM (MHA-L09)​
Wireless
802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2 LE, NFC, IrLED, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS​
Connectivity
USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm headset​
Sensors
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​
SoC
HiSilicon Kirin 960 4x Cortex A73
4x Cortex A53
Mali-G71MP8​
RAM
4GB LPDDR4​
NAND
64 GB​
Display
5.1"
1080p LCD​
Modem
LTE Cat 12 DL / Cat 11 UL​
Camera
20MP Monochrome
12MP RGB
F/2.2
Front Facing Camera
8MP
F/1.9​
Battery
3200 mAh​
OS
Android 7.1
with EMUI 5.1​
Connectivity
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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