Huawei Mate 9 was launched in China towards the end of last year, but it is only a few days ago that the phone started selling in the U.S.
When it was launched, the Chinese OEM unveiled quite a number of variants for this phone, including the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate 9. But as it is, the only model that is making it to the U.S. and Europe, at least for now, it the standard Mate 9. Like the rest of the party, this model came in with two variants that are differentiated by their amounts of storage and RAM capacities.
The base model of the Huawei Mate 9 carries a RAM of 4GB while the high-end variant has 2GB more. However, it is the only the former that has been selling via major retail stores, both here in the U.S. and in China. The global variant of the Mate 9 shipped with model number MHA-L29 whereas the local variant (Chinese) has model number MHA-L09. Up until now, no market had seen the 6GB RAM model of this phone.
Other than shipping with a massive 6GB RAM, this model of the Huawei Mate 9 also carries a massive onboard storage of 128GB and like the rest, you get room to add a microSD card. The phone keeps the same 5.9-inch display screen as well as the HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor that powers the other variants. The battery remains at 4000mAh and so does the cameras, which come with a dual 20MP+8MP snapper on the back and 8MP on the front.
There is still Android 7.0 Nougat powering the phone out of the box and as far as the price is concerned, reports from China are placing it at about $800, but the price should hike after crossing borders to Europe and the U.S.
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