Huawei Mate 9 now costs less than $500

First announced in November 2016, the Huawei Mate 9 was released in the US in January this year, being sold unlocked for $599. Now, the handset is at least $100 cheaper, depending on where you're buying it from.

Amazon is currently selling the Huawei Mate 9 for just $478.89, while Best Buy and B&H are asking a bit more for it: $499. It looks like these are permanent price cuts - a wise decision from Huawei, as there are now plenty of newer high-end smartphones on the market.

In case you're not familiar with it, the Huawei Mate 9 is a powerful metal-made handset that sports a 5.9-inch 1080p display and relies on an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz. Other highlight features include 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable internal memory, a dual rear camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. For more details, you can check out our Huawei Mate 9 review.

Currently running Android 7 Nougat, the Mate 9 will definitely be updated to Android O. While it's not clear when Huawei will be ready to release a stable version of the update, the Mate 9 could be among the first non-Google devices to get Android O.

P.S.: The Mate 9 does not work on Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular, but it's fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.

sources: Amazon, Best Buy, B&H via Android Police

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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



1. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Best Buy price matches

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

I wonder if Huawei is still trying to get US carriers to stock their phones. The only device I can recall is the Huawei Union, but that was on Boost mobile and not the big 4. Surprisingly it was stock Android, if Huawei manages to do so, they should tone down EMUI a little bit more than 5.1.

3. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I got it from a reputable seller on eBay for $450 (no tax) two weeks ago. It's for my dad and myself has S7 Edge. Mate9 is a very nice phone. UI is smooth. I played with it a few days and was tempt to exchange mine with my dad. I love its bigger and flat screen. Though S7 still does better in camera.

4. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I was actually tempted to buy it because its build was beautiful, i prefer flatscreen than curve but the ppi is on a low side. I can see those pixels even on two feet distance. I don't mind if its 1080p what i want is a sharper display which can be done if the ppi count is a bit higher than 420.

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