Huawei Mate 9



The Mate 9 is a phablet with all-metal body. It uses a 5.9-inch display, with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) and sloping 2.5D shielded glass. The Mate 9 also included FPC1025 fingerprint sensor, which produced by Fingerprint Cards of Sweden. The fingerprint sensor uses a 4-level security system for speed and accuracy.

The Mate 9 has an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, which features an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU, which reduces power consumption by 15 percent. According to Huawei, the chipset is “the fastest [it has] built.” It includes 4,000 mAh high-density battery with Huawei’s SuperCharge technology, which allows 58 percent charge in half-an-hour and a full charge in 90 minutes. The battery provides the Mate 9 with over two days of battery life.

It supports GSM, UMTS, LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD networks (support bands vary by models). In some countries, the Dual SIM version is available. The Mate 9 supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC.

The dual camera module is powered by Leica. The rear (main) camera is compounded with f/2.2 12-megapixel color camera and one f/2.2 20-megapixel monochrome camera, which lets users take two images together to produce an image with more detail. The monochrome lens can be used separately. It also includes “lossless zoom” and “4-in-1 hybrid focus”, which allows uses to zoom in on a subject without worrying about degrading the quality of the photo, and a combination of laser, phase detection, depth, and contrast focus. The Mate 9 also features 4K video, and a front-facing 8MP camera.

The Mate 9 comes in Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White and black (only available in China). It’s equipped with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, and microSD support up to 256GB.[2][6] It also provides 4GB+32GB and 6GB+128GB versions.[9] There is a mono SIM version with lower camera sensor.

Huawei also released the Porsche Design Limited Edition of Mate 9, which combines Porsche Design’s signature aesthetic with Huawei’s technology. It’s equipped with 6 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM and a 5.5-inch curved AMOLED display, with WQHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels) and AMOLED technology.[10] The edition is available in Graphite Black only.


The Mate 9 is preloaded with Android 7.0 “Nougat” and Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 5.0, which improves the system’s performance over previous versions.[1][3] In February 2017, the phone is scheduled to gain Amazon Alexa support in the United States.


Director: Bill Condon. Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline. PG cert, 129 mins

Twenty six years ago – yes, yikes – Beauty and the Beast rolled out the red carpet for a second golden age of Disney. It was the first animated film ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and won, quite rightly, for Alan Menken’s score and one of the three nominated songs.

It’s the music that makes it particularly special, and appreciating that is entirely the point of the live-action remake. It’s hard to imagine a case for this film’s existence without the songs – without, say, that five-note “Tale as Old as Time” motif, which rivals the one from Close Encounters of the Third Kind as a call-sign for a entire shared past of filmgoing.

Easily the best move of Bill Condon’s generous update is to grasp the nettle and make an out-an-out, bells-and-whistles musical: something none of Disney’s other refurbishments of its back catalogue lately, from Maleficent through Cinderella and The Jungle Book, have quite had the gumption to attempt.

Menken’s score, and the evergreen lyrics of Howard Ashman – the genius of his art who died before he could even see the original film – are the pulse, the purpose and headline draw.

Not that the design team, headed by the Atonement duo Sarah Greenwood (sets) and Jacqueline Durran (costumes, including that yellow one) have taken a back seat. The Beast’s castle is a triumph – a gnarled, craggy seat of foreboding, with acres of winter garden laid out before it like some frozen-over Versailles. Inside, it’s a darkly sumptuous Gothic dream, with Belle’s bedchamber fit for Marie-Antoinette, and the library… well, just you wait.

What’s changed? A running time that’s 45 minutes longer than before allows scope for expansion, including three new Menken songs, which hit character beats and fill in backstory elegantly enough: he’s not trying to bowl us over with these. A prologue now tells us of the Prince (a powdered Dan Stevens, formerly of Downton Abbey), the curse, and the red rose with its dropping petals; there’s more later on Belle’s dead mama, and a deeper relationship with her dad (Kevin Kline), too.

But the core of the story is blissfully intact. It’s fitting, for a tale about gradually discovering inner beauty, that the Beast is tricky to know at first: withheld from our sympathy, hard to recognise as Stevens through the digital fur.

Scene by scene, the film takes its time with him, and we get the hang of the character at the same pace that Belle does. Once he’s belting out baritone laments from the blackened eyries of his home, we’ve understood his soul.

Emma Watson isn’t a flawless Belle. However overawed the character should be by her surroundings, there’s a lack of confidence in her gait – she sometimes seems to be hitting marks obediently rather than owning each moment. But she’s good: that girl-next-door winsomeness and a sweet, clear singing voice see her through

Group stage

The group stage was held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. The group stage was played in a best of one double round-robin format, where each team played every other team in their group twice, with the top two teams from each of the four groups advancing to the knockout stage.

Tiebreaking matches were played in groups A and C.

Group A

The Cinderella story of the tournament was the run of Albus NoX Luna, the CIS champions who became the first wildcard team to make it to the quarterfinals in the history of the League of Legends World Championship. European first seed G2 Esports underperformed in this group, while ROX Tigers, the first seed from Korea, won the group as expected, but had to do so by defeating Albus NoX Luna in a tiebreaker game.

Group B

Group B’s deciding matches all occurred on the last day, when all teams except for the Korean first seed SK Telecom T1 had 2–3 records. In the end, it was Cloud9, the sole North American team to move on, that moved on after exploiting the inconsistent play of the Chinese and Taiwanese teams. I May was also hurt when one of its players was suspended for one match on the last day and fined $2000 for abusive behavior in online games. During Cloud 9’s match against Flash Wolves, Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi killed 690 minions, which set a new record for this statistic at worlds.

Group C

Group C was the only group without a Korean team seeded first. Its two qualifiers were both considered championship favorites, since H2K0Gaming was a strong European team and EDward Gaming was a strong Chinese team. Despite a 1–2 showing in the first week, H2K managed to make the quarterfinals at the top of its group by winning four straight matches, including a tiebreaker against EDward Gaming, to become the only European team to move on.

Group D

Group D was considered to be the group of death because it had three top Korean, Chinese, and North American teams, and a strong European team. Samsung Galaxy, would convincingly win the group with help from the strong play of Kang “Ambition” Chang-yong. Royal Never Give Up defeated the North American champions TSM to even their records at 3–3 and win the head-to-head tiebreaker to move on to the quarterfinals.