Before it began its second career as a spontaneous handwarmer, the Galaxy Note 7 was actually quite a good phone. The combination of big display, powerful graphics and a well-skinned version of Android had a lot of fans, and Samsung’s total recall has left a big gap in the market.
That’s what Huawei, a big Chinese cellphone manufacturer, is hoping to fill with the release of the Mate 9. It’s a 5.9-inch behemoth with specs to match the big body and a skinned version of Android on top. It might be from a company you’ve never heard of, but it’s also the closest thing you’re going to get to a Note 7 right now.