Huawei Mate 9 Pro unveiled in China: 5.5-inch QHD dual edge curved display, Android 7.0


It looks like rumors claiming Huawei plans to launch a Pro version of its Mate 9 flagship were true after all. The handset maker has just unveiled the Mate 9 Pro along with the standard version in China. Both models are going on sale in China this week, whereas he Porsche Design Mate 9 is likely to hit shelves in mid-December.

Unlike the standard Mate 9 that sports a 5.9-inch full HD (1080p) display, the Pro version comes with a smaller 5.5-inch dual edge curved display that supports a better Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution.

Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor on the back of the regular Mate 9 has been moved in the front in the Mate 9 Pro model. It's been positioned under the Home button, so some may find it easier to use now.

The rest of the phone's specs remain the same, including the Kirin 960 chipset, dual-camera setup, amount of RAM and battery size (4,000 mAh). However, the Mate 9 Pro will cost slightly more than the standard model.


According to Huawei, the Mate 9 Pro will be available for purchase in China for $685 (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) or $775 (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM). Unfortunately for the elitists, Huawei did not announce a 6GB RAM + 256GB ROM version of Mate 9 Pro, which was rumored to cost around $835 outright.

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.

source: PlayfulDroid

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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7 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks just like a s7 edge

2. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

In the front not the back.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2134; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again...dime a dozen. Android starting to become the same. People should just opt for Samsung. What about the software support and updates?

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That backwards, why give the 5.5in QHD and the larger 5.9in FHD lol dumb.

5. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

What a dick move for those who already bought the inferior Mate 9s.

7. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

That looks like a S6 Edge Plus to me

8. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Very similar to edge 7, huawei shame ... please.

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