The Mate 9 Pro features a 5.5-inch dual-curved AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution, a significant upgrade over the 1080p resolution offered on the standard Mate 9. It is powered by the same Kirin 960 octa-core SoC under the hood, paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the variant. At the back, the Mate 9 Pro comes with a dual 20MP + 12MP camera setup, featuring Leica-branded optics, phase detection + laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, and a dual-tone LED flash. The front-facing camera is an 8MP unit, behind an f/1.9 aperture lens. However, unlike the Mate 9, the “Pro” model comes with a fingerprint scanner on the front and not at the back.
The Mate 9 Pro base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage has been priced at RMB 4,699 (S$969) in China, while the 6GB RAM variant with 128GB of built-in storage has been priced at RMB 5,299 (S$1093). While these prices are slightly higher than what the company is charging for the standard Mate 9, they are much lower than the Mate 9 Porsche Edition. At this point, Huawei hasn’t confirmed any plans of launching the Mate 9 Pro outside of China. However, we do expect it to debut in at least a select few markets in the near future.