Huawei is already well established in Asia and Europe, and its sub-brand Honor has already hit the US with a few handsets – but now the firm is rolling out its flagship powerhouse.
The Mate 9 boasts a 5.9-inch full HD display, octa-core processor 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 20MP and 12MP dual rear cameras (co-engineered with Leica), 8MP selfie snapper, fingerprint scanner and a sizable 4,000mAh battery.
There will be two versions of the Mate 9 however, with one coming with Amazon's Alexa personal assistant built in.
Alexa, call home
The Huawei Mate 9 (without Alexa) will be available from January 6 via a number of retailers including Amazon and Best Buy, and will cost you $599.99.
If you'd rather have the Amazon Alexa enabled Mate 9 (and why wouldn't you, it sounds cool!) you'll have to wait until later this year.
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