In case you haven’t figured it out yet, we really like the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone and have really enjoyed our time with its initial launch. Huawei’s momentum isn’t slowing down anytime soon either. The US version of the 5.9-inch phone launched last week in the US, and now UK residents can officially buy the handset, exclusively from the Three UK wireless carrier.
If you want to get this phone without a contract, Three UK will sell the unlocked Mate 9 to you for just £549.99 if you also get £10 of prepaid credit. If you prefer to pay for the phone over a period of time, the carrier has a number of options, ranging from paying £99 upfront and then £31 per month with a 1GB per month data allowance, up to £29 upfront and £56 per month if you get 30GB of data per month. The Three UK version of the Mate 9 only comes in Space Gray; there’s no Moonlight Silver option like there is in the US.
Here’s a quick reminder of what the Huawei Mate 9 offers. The 5.9-inch 1080p display uses the Kirin 960 processor, along with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, dual rear cameras with 12MP and 20MP sensors, an 8MP front-facing selfie camera and a 4,000mAh battery. It has Android 7.0 Nougat installed and out of the box combined with Huawei’s own EMUI 5.0 skin. The phone will also add support for Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant later this year via a software update.
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