Today’s Deal is on the fantastic phablet from Huawei, the Huawei Mate 9 that is bundled with the Huawei Band 2 fitness tracker. Today only, on Amazon, you can pick up the 5.9″ phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the Band 2 for $399. That’s $200 off the original $599 price tag for the phone alone. I reviewed the Mate 9 earlier this year and it is an outstanding device with an awesome display, great battery life and excellent cameras. At this price, it is well worth considering.
So what does $399 get you in the Huawei Mate 9? A lot frankly. It is a 5.9″ phone running Android Nougat, an octa-core processor running at 2.4GHz and Leica optics dual-camera setup shooting at 20MP and 12MP respectively with OIS. The front facing selfie camera is 8MP shooter. You also have 64GB of built-in storage that can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. Finally, it comes with a US warranty so you are not buying an international version of the phone.
The Mate 9 is being sold unlocked so the question is always carrier compatibility. For those of you on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, you are good-to-go. For those on Sprint and Verizon, the phone is CDMA compatible too. Here are the range of frequencies supported:
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- CDMA 800 / 1900
- HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA
- 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)
Those frequencies are going to cover every carrier here in the United States but as always, double-check with your carrier before ordering.
Like other phones in their current lineup, the Huawei Mate 9 will be receiving an update to Android Oreo at some point in the future, likely the first quarter of 2018.
As for the Huawei Band 2, here are a rundown on the specs:
- Scientific sleep tracking: keep track of light, deep and REM sleep stages to make your sleep truly restful
- Heart rate monitoring: dynamic heart rate monitoring, continuous, automatic heart rate monitoring
- 5ATM water-resistance: support all day wear, rain, and even a swim in the pool, which allows you to dive into becoming a better you
- Professional running Coach: One press to start the workout app instantly and get workout data such as recovery time and Vo2 Max
- Long battery life: a single charge gives you 21 days of normal usage.
Head over to Amazon to take a look and order yours. The sale price is while supplies last.