Huawei launched the flagship Mate 9 alongside the Porsche Design Mate 9 at a Munich, Germany event earlier this month. In fact, the phones start selling today, but this is only happening in China.
Of course, there will be launches in other markets, but the date is not known yet. Even before the date of availability of the Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S. is known, the Chinese OEM has added another even better smartphone to the two – the Huawei Mate 9 Pro.
Surprisingly, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro is the device that has been doing rounds on the web with some rumors suggesting that it was the company’s next flagship – Huawei P10. The Mate 9 Pro has the same looks as the Porsche Design Mate 9 and it carries the same specs as this phone too, however, the ‘Porsche Design’ tag has been dropped. In fact, the phone is actually more affordable than the Porsche Design Mate 9, which makes it even better.
The released Huawei Mate 9 Pro carries a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and under the hood, you get a 64-bit octa-core Kirin 960 processor that is paired with either 4GB or 6GB RAM. The different RAM pairings also mean you get two storage options of 64GB or 128GB, respectively.
The Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with a dual-lens camera setup of 20MP and 12MP lenses on the back whereas the front has an 8MP sensor. You get a huge 4000mAh battery unit alongside support for fast charging technology. Like the Mate 9, you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box alongside the latest EMUI 5.0 skin.
In terms of price, the base model of the Huawei Mate 9 Pro costs 4,699 Yuan, which is equivalent to $687 whereas the high-end model costs $5,299 Yuan, the same as $775. When compared to the Porsche Design Mate 9’s price of 8,999 Yuan or $1,316, the new Mate 9 Pro is way cheaper, but it is still costlier than the standard Mate 9.