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Deal: Huawei’s Mate 9 phablet on sale for $400
The Huawei Mate 9, which was announced last November, is on sale. You can get the phablet from Best Buy or Amazon for $400, which is $100 off its normal retail price. It’s unlocked, compatible with GSM networks, and comes in two color options: Space Gray and Moonlight Silver. Both of them are available on Amazon, while Best Buy is only selling the Space Gray version.
As a refresher, the Mate 9 is a large device due to its 5.9-inch Full HD display. You’ll find the Kirin 960 under the hood, which is the same chipset that powers the company’s P10 smartphones. The device has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, and packs a 4,000 mAh battery.
It’s equipped with a Leica-branded dual-camera setup on the back featuring 20 and 12 MP sensors, and an 8 MP selfie snapper on the front. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI user interface on top but will be upgraded to Oreo in the near future. There’s also Amazon’s Alexa on board, which has a lot of the same features as Google’s Assistant. You can learn more about the device by checking out our review of the Huawei Mate 9.
There’s no word on how long the deals will last, so it’s best to place your order sooner rather than later to secure the $100 discount.
However, if you’re looking for the latest and greatest Huawei smartphone, you might want to wait for the Mate 10 Pro to make its way to the US. The latest rumors suggest the phablet is coming to AT&T, although there’s no word on when that might happen.