Huawei's Mate 9 has sold more than 5 million units, four months after its launch

Huawei's bet on smartphones seems to be paying off, judging from its ever-increasing sales numbers. In a recent press conference, the company shared that it has so far sold more than five million units of its early 2017 flagship phablet, the Mate 9, which is a 36% increase over its predecessor's sales for the same period of time.

In comparison, Huawei's previous mainstream flagship, the P9, has sold 12 million units in a year, whereas the Mate 9's 5 million were reached in just four months. This shows both a greater trust in the company's devices, as well as increased interest in its larger form factor phones. However, as Android Central points out, these numbers most likely cover the multiple variants of the phone, which include a Pro, Lite, and Porsche Design models.

This may in part be due to the Mate 9 being the company's biggest push internationally so far – the phone even launched in the United States, a country where Huawei traditionally has little to no footprint in, though this is a problem it's been trying to fix for a while. So even though it's one of the largest vendors in its home China, the company still has much room for growth outside of it.

The P9's performance, with its 12 million units, was also 152% higher than its predecessor, the P8's. As for Huawei's latest flagship, the P10, the company is initially aiming for sales of 10 million units, though it plans to surpass this in the long term.

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. JohanP

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 04, 2017

Huawei will be bigger and bigger every year.. Good Luck for Huawei

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22815; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great job, Huawei! They've been putting out some pretty good handsets, so I'm not all surprised by this.

3. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

The Mate 9 is a great smartphone! Only let down by an average LCD 1080p screen. With an AMOLED screen it'd be a really great flagship option! Hopefully Huawei will bring it on the Mate 10.

4. androiduser

Posts: 556; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Actually it has an amoled display

12. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

That's only exclusive for Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche Design.

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

#4* (Seriously when this comment bug can be fixed?)

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

IPS LCD 1080P a lot better than Amoled Pentile matrix RGBG 2supixel. But the things with Huawei doesn't know how to calibrate there LCD panels like Apple did.

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

LCD is pathetic with greyish black and screen is too bright for night reading. with AMOLED you can further down the brightness without sacrificing the contrast.

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

That's only happen with crap IPS LCD. But with iPhone and iPad IPS it's the best it doesn't arrarte eyes at all and black level and color saturation is excellent. Apple and Samsung knows how to calibrate there screen very well.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I played with it yesterday. I didn't know what screen size, type or resolution it had, but I really liked the screen. It was a good size and very vibrant with excellent contrast. I played with the G6 afterwards and even its 5,7" screen (that is not as big as a 5,7" 16:9 screen) wasn't impressive enough anymore after playing with the Mate 9.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung should lose to Huawei and Apple...

8. tari4022

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 19, 2016

The Mate 9 is my dream phone Id get it in a heartbeat over the s8 and the g6 but i just cant afford it cause its not with my carrier : (

9. ryanj04

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Amazon actually offers monthly payments now at check out so you can pay it off over time and they charge your credit card a set amount each month so you don't have to pay up front. You should check it out.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Never buy something that you can't afford (yet).

15. ryanj04

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

True... But even if you are paying a carrier in monthly installments on your bill there really isn't much of a difference.

14. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

huawei took its time and built its brand b4 expanding plus the nexus 6p must have increased confidence in their products online le eco who rushed towards expansion too soon without considering things like brand strength

17. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The Nexus 6P gave Huawei a lot of credibility in the Android world. They should thank Google for this and their own hard work.

18. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i dont know about this phone, but their first leica phone (p9 i guess) was pretty bad in terms of picture quality.

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