The new smartphone Mate 9 from Huawei will have the AI digital assistant pre-installed. Huawei has recently announced that its new device, Mate 9, will be the first smartphone to have Alexa pre-installed. The phone will reach America on January 6th. The user will be able to use the pre-installed app which grants access to Amazon’s Alexa.
Huawei argued that this app will offer users a convenient interface specially designed to communicate with the digital assistant from Amazon. Customers will also be able to use all other tasks available on their smartphone like receiving news, setting alarms and making lists. This is a minor achievement for Amazon which has been pushing the implementation of Alexa in a lot of gadgets.
Nevertheless, this is known to be the first time when Amazon’s Alexa was pre-installed on a smartphone. This represents a challenge for the app developed by Apple called Siri but also for Google’s Assistant. There may be Mate 9 owners who already purchased this model without having the new app pre-installed. Huawei promises to satisfy the needs of their customers by implementing an over-the-air update for all those who want to have Alexa on their smartphone.
The new device Mate 9 was estimated to cost around six hundred dollars in the US. The mobile phone is equipped with a display which measures 5.9 inches, having a resolution of 1080p. The internal storage of the device will be of 64GB, while the RAM will be of 4GB. The new product is outfitted with a dual-camera system and fingerprint sensor.
The device has a battery of 4,000 mAh. The processor is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 960 one. The tech company argued that the new device will use machine learning algorithms to adjust the performance of the chip over its lifespan. The intention is to prevent the hardware to slow down in time. Last November, we managed to find out more about the Mate 9 when Huawei has provided more information about the new device.
The handset of the smartphone thrilled all the customers regarding development quality. The device is also pretty big and probably many people are not bound to choose a device which cannot easily fit in your hand. The new Mate 9 will be available in two colors, silver and gray. The smartphone can be easily purchased at Best Buy, but also online stores like B&H, Amazon, and Newegg.
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