The Huawei Mate 9 is a 5.9” device with a Full HD resolution but it has a smaller sized sibling with a curved 5.5-inch 2K OLED display called the Mate 9 Pro that has been released exclusively for China.
The Mate 9 Pro is not only different in terms of the screen, it is also the other Huawei phone (alongside the Mate 9 Porsche Design) to have its fingerprint scanner located in front. That single design change makes the phone look like it is a Samsung phone. Other differences the Mate 9 Pro has from the original Mate 9 are also in the design. The antenna lines are more visible and the LED flash and laser focus module now flank the dual-cameras at the top and bottom and not on the sides. The Mate 9 also sports just one speaker grille instead of two as the second speaker grille has been replaced by the 3.5mm jack.
The Mate 9 gets the teardown treatment and if you want to open up your unit, you’ll need a Phillips screwdriver.Just don’t forget that the first step is removing the sim tray and the screws at the base.