Loud and clear. That’s what you’ll be getting on Huawei’s flagship Mate 9 when you make calls on U Mobile’s 4G network nationwide. Thanks to VoLTE (Voice over LTE), voice call quality and connectivity is greatly improved.
In a nutshell, VoLTE is the standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones, and data terminals and rides on an all-IP data network.
VoLTE has up to three times more voice and data capacity than 3G (UMTS), and is up to six times more than 2G (GSM). You’ll not only get high-definition voice and video calls but also better coverage, low latency and less dropped calls.
First pioneered in Malaysia by YTL Communications with its Yes brand, VoLTE is slowly but surely making its way into other local providers. U Mobile first introduced the availability of VoLTE in early May 2017. For starters, U Mobile’s VoLTE support is open to Apple iPhone flagships, followed by the sole representative in the Android camp – Huawei Mate 9.
Huawei Mate 9
As a refresher, the Mate 9 is a beautifully crafted all-metal smartphone boasting a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display.
It packs the powerful yet energy-efficient Kirin 960 in-house chip, with a Mali G71 octa-core GPU. It’s coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
It boasts a massive 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge technology, that delivers a 50% quicker charge over the previous generation.
The Mate 9 of course, features the famed Leica-co-developed dual-lens camera setup, now in its second generation. The camera module includes a 12MP f/2.2 RGB sensor; and a 20MP f/2.2 monochrome sensor.
The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 on top.
The Huawei Mate 9 retails at MYR2,499.