Huawei Mate 9 started became available through pre-orders on 15th of November 2016 that was exclusively available on Lazada Malaysia and Vmall.
Huawei Mate 9 then became available to the public when it went on sale on 22nd of November 2016. The first lucky 10 customers who bought the Huawei Mate 9 online were also fortunate enough to receive a Bluetooth keyboard that is worth RM499 for free of charge.
The official price for Huawei Mate 9 when it went on sale on 22nd of November 2016 was RM2699 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version. The Huawei Mate 9 Pro which additionally comes with 2K resolution with the same specifications sold for RM3199 while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version sold for RM3399.
For this price, you will get a 5.9-inches Full HD display screen with Kirin 960 octa-core processor, which Huawei claimed as the highest performing smartphone processor in the world today and the processor will remain in top performance due to Huawei’s proprietary Machine Learning Algorithm.
Besides that, the smartphone also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB expandable storage. For camera, it comes equipped with second-generation dual camera setup. The camera was co-engineered with Leica, a German company well-known for their rangefinder cameras. While the phone still comes with single RGB sensor and a single monochrome sensor installed with f/2.2 aperture lenses, Huawei upgraded the monochrome shooter to a 20-megapixel unit to achieve more detail in each photo when paired with the 12-megapixel colour sensor. As a result, this camera can even support up to 2X magnification by combining images produced by two of the sensors to give you a crisp photo. The dual-camera unit also comes equipped with image stabilization, a first in the industry, to improve on low-light performance. To get lightning quick focus, the Huawei Mate 9 will also take advantage of a 4-1 Hybrid AF that uses PDAF, Laser AF, depth focus, and contrast focus.
The camera on the front comes equipped with a 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture lenses. It is ideal for taking selfies. Other attractive hardware specifications of the Huawei Mate 9 include a large 4000 mAh that can last the whole day if you are an average user, USB-Type C with Huawei’s SuperCharge fast-charging support, dual SIM support, fingerprint scanner, and a full metal body. It will also run on the Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest Android version, by using EMUI 5.0 user interface. It is also compatible with Daydream, a high quality virtual reality (VR) feature.
If the Huawei Mate 9 normal version or pro version is not for you, you can consider the premium version of Huawei Mate 9 called the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. According to a local famous tech website, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design comes with an outrageous price tag. The official price of Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design in Malaysia is RM6999. The Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design will also come equipped with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage.