The First Smartphone with Alexa is Here, and it’s not even Amazon-Made

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During the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show that is currently being held in Las Vegas, the Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, Huawei, announced that its Mate 9 smartphone will be the first to come with Amazon’s AI assistant.  Therefore, you won’t longer need an Echo or Dot to access the famous Alexa.

However, the Mate 9 models that ship this month won’t come with a pre-installed Alexa yet.  Instead, it will arrive in the form of an app in “early 2017.”


The Huawei Mate 9 is co-engineered with Leica, a company is known for rangefinder cameras used for street photography.  This is the first and only smartphone with a second-generation Leica dual camera with a 12MP RGB sensor and 20MP monochrome sensor that will render images in unprecedented detail, taking your pictures from mere photography to artistry.



Display: 5.9-inch, full-HD (1920×1080)

Processor:  Kirin 960 octa-core


Internal Memory: 64GB

Battery:  two-day battery life with a large 4000mAh battery and smart power-saving technology

Colors:  Moonlight Silver and Space Gray

 As of today, Alexa has over 3,000 skills – from ordering you a pizza to getting you an Uber, giving you the latest news and even controlling your other smart home devices… having her on a smart phone just makes it even more convenient.