Huawei – No. 3 in the world of smartphone manufacturers have unveiled their new flagship Huawei Mate 9 along with Huawei Mate 9 Pro in Chinese market. Both models are going on sale this week whereas the Porsche Design Mate 9 is likely to hit shelves in mid-December.

The main highlight of the phone is the beautiful dual-edged screen and the fastest processor making it the fastest smartphone on the planet. Unlike the standard Mate 9 that incorporates a 5.9-inch full HD (1080p) display, the Pro version comes with a smaller 5.5-inch display that supports a better Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution.

It comes with Huawei’s own Kirin 960 64-bit Octa-core processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM in the 64 GB storage version and 6 GB of RAM in the 128 GB one. In terms of software, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro is one of the first phones (excluding the LG V20 and Pixel) to run Android 7.0 out of the box. The Mate 9 Pro is almost identical to the company’s recently-announced Mate 9 Porsche Edition phone, although cheaper and without the Porsche branding.


Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor on the back of the regular Mate 9 has been moved in the front in the Huawei Mate 9 Pro model. It’s been positioned under the Home button, so some may find it easier to use now. On the back, there is a dual Leica branded camera setup, a 20 MP and a 12 MP one. There is also a decent 8 MP camera on the front for your selfie needs.

Price and Availability

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro is available in two variants; a 64 GB storage/ 4 GB RAM one that costs around $686 (71,850 rupees) and a 128 GB storage/ 6 GB RAM version that costs around $771 (80,750 rupees).

Huawei did not say anything about the Mate 9 Pro’s availability in other countries, so we can’t tell whether or not it will be launched in other regions in the coming months.

Keep visiting us as we’ll let you know as and when Huawei Mate 9 Pro gets an international exposure.


2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
LAUNCH Announced November 2016
Status Released in China
BODY Dimensions 152 x 75 x 7.5 mm
Weight 169 g
Colour Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Multitouch Yes
Protection To be confirmed
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 MP8
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM 4 GB, 6 GB
ROM 64 GB, 128 GB
CAMERA Primary Dual 20 MP +12 MP, f/2.2, OIS, 2x zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Radio No
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Misc. EMUI 5.0
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Fast battery charging

DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Document editor

Photo/video editor

BATTERY Type Non-removable, Li-Po
Power 4000 mAh
PRICE CNY 4699 and 5299
USD 686 and 771
PKR 71,850 and 80,750


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