Today’s Deal is on the fantastic phablet from Huawei, the Huawei Mate 9. Today on Amazon you can pick up the 5.9″ phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $399. That’s $200 off the original $599 price tag ($100 its regular price now) and is the same price that Huawei was selling it back on Black Friday and Cyber Monday The price is available on either the Moonlight Silver or Space Grey colors available for the phone. 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.
Another key consideration is that Huawei is in the process of rolling out the Android Oreo update (their EMUI 8.0 variant) to the phone. While it will ship with Nougat, you should be able to upgrade to Oreo more-or-less right out of the box.
The Mate 9 is 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.
Head over to Amazon to take a look and order yours. The sale price is while supplies last.