Huawei Mate 9: 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, nine color options coming early November

The successor to the Huawei Mate 8 has been in the offing for quite a while now. Back in April, analyst Pan Jiutang suggested that a Kirin 960-powered Huawei Mate 9 would make it out of the blocks by the year's end. Indeed, it is still believed that Huawei's HiSilicon subsidiary will take care of the powerful new SoC, with dual 20-megapixel rear-facing cameras also likely to be in tow. Now, we have a few apparent details on the specific configurations. 

It is believed that Huawei will roll out three different versions of the Mate 9. There will be two models with 4 GB RAM, with either 64 GB storage for 3399 Yuan ($510) or 128 GB ROM for 3899 Yuan ($585). The fully-loaded model will apparently be furnished with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB of real estate for 4699 Yuan ($705). It should be noted that these supposed prices are only for China, and could vary significantly from region to region.

The new Mate 9 range is likely to include USB Type-C connectivity, while the rear camera duo is likely to be another collaborative effort with optics firm Leica (as illustrated above with the P9). Interestingly, there could be a total of nine different colors on offer, including amber gold, amber gray, ceramic white, champagne gold, mocha gold, silver, pink gold, shiny black and sky gray. It is expected that the Mate 9 will pack the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, with Huawei's Emotion UI 5 running atop. 

The latest info also notes of an early November announcement, so we hopefully won't have to wait long to see the Mate 9 in the flesh. Take a look at the leak-based renders below, and let us know if this device is on your radar by dropping us a comment.

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Mate 8
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Looks really nice, i can definitely take a peek and prob make a switch, but RAM and storage are not enough, what else is there? Damn PA, thanks for not allowing me to block ads!

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7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Do you even know how much spacious is 6gb Ram and 256 gb Rom??

20. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

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2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

6 GB what??????????...on a phone??? Surface phone will put an end to this nonsense

3. IT-Engineer

Posts: 577; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Surface phone ?!! o_O You probably missed the part where Microsoft has given up on mobile market and fired thousands of employees. Were u in stasis?

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You must be dreaming, MS will not stop that easily! And btw Intel is going to enter the mobile market again! So the Surface Phone could be real!

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Who cares if the surface phone is real or not? WP is currently going under 2% market share. WP is dead, get over it. No new flagship devices for almost 2 years. Can you imagine if Samsung stopped making flagship devices for 2 years? Lol.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If a phone needs 6GB of RAM on a smartphone....that indicates poor ram management. Android is Android. It runs on the same Google App Store. Apps aren't yet that big in size that more RAM is needed. Splitview doesn't require much RAM for two apps to run the background or side by side.

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I am sure 6gb of ram is not to make the android faster or cause of a bad skin, its 110% marketing choice. In the android world you need big shocking specs to set your device apart the other 10 million android devices that you are competing with.

10. fyah_king unregistered

Free ram is free ram. What's wrong with that?

11. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

More ram is almost never bad, thats for sure, just I am confident the extra ram wont help much, I wish they saved the money of going 6gb and used that money on more important things like top camera or top screen.

12. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Are really asking this question and that comment? dude, thing comes with 256GB how many apps do you think the user will have installed and running at the same time? and second, do you know the difference between the OS versions? Good thing you're not in the manufacturing business

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

And the base price will be $750

14. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I'd take exynos 8890 and 4gb of ram over snapdragon 820 and 6gb of ram

16. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Who said anything about snapdragon ??

15. mazallah

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2016

I just hope the phone has super ultra mega uber narrow bezels at the most.

17. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

P9 Plus already is one of the finest all rounder devices on the market..... can't wait to see what the Mate9 and emui on android 7 can do

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