Huawei Mate 9 Specs & Price

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Huawei Mate 9 is the big-screen flagship that succeeds the Huawei Mate 8. It offers improved performance with a more powerful chipset and a dual-camera setup that promises amazing pictures. Huawei Mate 9 is loaded with Android 7 and supports 4G LTE download speed of up to 600 Mbps.

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Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.9-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (386ppi)
  • Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 32GB or 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • dual 12MP + 20MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 600 Mbps download)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 4000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

The Design

The Huawei Mate 9 offers a metal unibody design. For a phone with a 5.9-inch display, the Huawei Mate 9 is quite compact. This is largely due to the ultra-thin bezel. In fact, it is actually smaller than the Mate 8.

You can buy the Huawei Mate 9 in Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, Black, Obsidian Black. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back.

The Display & Cameras

Huawei Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Above the screen is an 8 megapixels camera for taking selfies.

The Huawei Mate 9 features a dual-camera setup on the back. Like in the Mate 8, the dual camera is a result of partnership with Leica. It consists of a 12 megapixels colour sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. The camera offers Optical Image Stabilisation for more steady pictures and videos.

The Camera app offers a Pro mode that allow you adjust camera characteristics like exposure and ISO.

Hardware and Software

Huawei Mate 9 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) on the Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset. The SoC offers two quad-core processors clocked at 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz respectively. The chipset also boasts of the 8-core Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, which should boost graphics performance. You get 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB built-in storage.

The Huawei Mate 9 will sell in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants with a dedicated microSD slot for the single SIM variant. The SIM2 slot of the dual-SIM variant will also double as a microSD slot. It supports USB Type C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, and LTE.

Huawei Mate 9 will support 4G LTE on all networks in Nigeria with download speed of up to 600Mbps.

Pricing and availability

Huawei Mate 9 is not yet officially available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, Huawei Mate 9 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 190,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira at launch.

Huawei Mate 9 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Mate 9:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), EMUI 5.0
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.4GHz quad-core & 1.8GHz quad-core (Hisilicon Kirin 960)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP8
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, Black, Obsidian Black
  • Dimension: 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 190 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 5.9-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (373ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Colour + 20MP Mono Camera, 2160p ultra HD 4k Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Leica Optics, dual LED Flash, OIS, HDR, PDAF & Laser Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – MHA-L29

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 600Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 4000 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Mate 9 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 28th, 2020
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