Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, presents the new Huawei Mate 9 high-end-phablet during the Huawei Global Product Launch in Munich, in Nove...
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, presents the new Huawei Mate 9 high-end-phablet during the Huawei Global Product Launch in Munich, in November ©CHRISTOF STACHE (AFP/File)


The CES 2017 has had some amazing moments so far and one of them was definitely when  Huawei announced that it will be adding Amazon's artificial intelligence application Alexa to its flagship smartphone for its US launch.
This of course, means when US consumers purchase a Mate 9 handset it will include the personal digital assistant developed by Amazon.
The Mate 9, a large-screen "phablet" marketed as a rival to the big handsets from Apple and Samsung, will be available to US buyers in "early 2017," the Chinese firm said at the Las Vegas tech show.


Acording  to the Chinese company, the Mate 9 will be the first smartphone to pre-install Amazon Alexa.
Alexa is Amazon's answer to Siri as it is a digital assistant that can control home devices and so on. Amazon had earlier stated that they would be making Alexa available to third parties.

While Alexa won't be preinstalled in phones for people outside the USA, it will be available as an update.