Huawei quietly puts Mate 9 with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage for sale

Huawei quietly puts Mate 9 with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage for sale
Huawei has been selling its Mate 9 since last November. The top-end model features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with no word about a more powerful version of the smartphone making an appearance. Granted, leaks dating from October had alluded towards the existence of a 6GB RAM model, but nothing had come out of it until now. Out of the blue, a 6GB RAM / 128GB storage version of the Mate 9 went for sale at Amazon and TO2C.

While the company has made no announcements in regards to the 6GB Mate 9, the seller on Amazon is specified as none other than Huawei itself, and then there's a second reputable retailer selling the device. So chances are the 6GB RAM / 128GB storage Mate 9 is, indeed, the real deal.

Memory aside, core specs remain the same, but the price has been bumped significantly. While the base model remains at $600, the souped-up version goes for $880. The considerable price premium probably won't do Huawei any favors, as specs enthusiasts will also consider the $480 OnePlus 3T – another 6GB RAM / 128GB storage phone with competitive performance and features for $400 less.

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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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8 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The considerable price premium probably won't do Huawei any favors, asspecs enthusiasts will also consider the $480 OnePlus 3T – another 6GB RAM / 128GB storage phone with competitive performance and featuresfor $400 less." Exactly what I had in mind. Huawei isn't doing itself any favorswith such premium price tag of $880. Might as well just get a OnePlus 3T... easier that way.

2. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

Who needs 6gb of ram anyway? its just a useless number that cost you more dollars.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

6GB+128GB not sold in China yet. Could be fake news taking over the mobile phone world.

4. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I saw the link on amazon. That was supposed to be the mate 9 pro. They just put the wrong picture. The specs even show it.

5. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

amazon specs show curved display with 2k screen so it makes it more reasonable with that pricing. phonearena - FYI

6. POLO_Doe

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

I hope is the model that we get the chance to win in the giveaway lol, I guess they feel the price hike is justified. You do know 6GB is a "Premium Feature" right.. (Being Sarcastic)

7. POLO_Doe

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Give it a 2K AMOLED display, 4500Mah battery, and waterproof I'll buy it for that price and a little more

8. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

The Mate 9 is better than the OP3T on every way. But it's only un Usa that the OP3T is successful. Europe and Asia and éventuellement Africa are the territory of Huawei

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