Until now, the international and Chinese variants Huawei Mate 9 came with 4 GB of RAM. However, a new variant of Huawei Mate 9 has surfaced online that features 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of native storage.
The new variant has been spotted on several online e-commerce sites. The Chinese online sites have listed it with a pricing of about $800 whereas a Romanian online retailer has listed it for $950.
These are not the official pricing of the device as these retailers are charging a significant premium. The 128 GB Huawei Mate 9 with 6 GB RAM comes in color choices like Gold, Grey and White.
The 4 GB RAM model selling in China has a model number of MHA-L09 whereas its international variant has a model number of MHA-L29. These variants feature 64 GB of RAM. One should be aware of the fact that the new 6 GB RAM model with 128 GB storage is not for Mate 9 Pro, but for the regular Huawei Mate 9.
The new variant only brings extra RAM and storage and there is no change in the other technical specifications of the device. The Huawei Mate 9 features a 5.9-inch AMOLED screen that delivers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. It has HiSilicon Kirin 960 under its hood.
The rear panel of Huawei Mate 9 is flanked with dual camera module by Leica that includes 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors. The DxOMark rating of this camera is 85. The selfie camera of the phablet is of 8-megapixel. Other specs include Android 7.0 Nougat OS, microSD card slot, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port and a mammoth 4,000 mAh battery.
The Huawei Mate 9 and its premium sibling Porsche Design Mate 9 were launched in November 2016. However, it landed in other regions like the U.S. and the U.K. in this month.
In the U.S., the unlocked 4 GB RAM variant is selling for $599 on Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and B&H. In the U.K., it can be availed through contract by paying as low as £31 per month along with a down payment of £99. The actual pricing of the new 6 GB RAM variant is yet to be announced officially.