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Huawei Mate 9 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Huawei Mate 9 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Huawei Mate 9 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei Mate 9 is a 2016 smartphone. It measures 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm and weighs 190 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 5.9" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 373 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Dual with 12 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU with 64 GB, 4 GB RAM memory. The battery is 4000 mAh.

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Huawei Mate 9 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Huawei Mate 9

Release date

2016, November


156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm (6.18 x 3.11 x 0.31 in)


190 g (6.7 oz)

Body build

Front glass, aluminum frame, back


Agate Red, Topaz Blue, Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, Black, Obsidian Black


4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po

Approximate price400 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.9" inc

Screen area

96.0 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 1920 px

PPI /points per inch/

373 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

12 MP, Dual

Camera specs

-12 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/2.9'', 1.25µm, OIS, PDAF & laser AF
-20 MP B/W, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 2x lossless zoom, OIS, PDAF & laser AF


Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Front (selfie) camera

8 MP, Single


8 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2'', 1.4µm, AF

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); EMUI 5


HiSilicon Kirin 960 (16 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: Huawei Honor V9, Huawei nova 2s, Huawei Honor 9, Huawei Honor 8 Pro, Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G71 MP8

External memory

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Internal memory

64 GB, 4 GB RAM


Antutu 7 Score 171395 (Rank 110 of 2128)
GeekBench 6 Single Core 393 (Rank 344 of 529)
GeekBench 6 Multi Core 1278 (Rank 332 of 528)
GeekBench 6 OpenCL 1053 (Rank 237 of 306)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 373 (Rank 997 of 1886)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 1465 (Rank 942 of 1875)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 1870 (Rank 118 of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 5972 (Rank 120 of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript8618

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass , Infrared port
- Fast battery charging
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Huawei. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Huawei may not be reflected.
Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei Mate 9 was around 400 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, November.
The weight of the Huawei Mate 9 is 190 g.
The screen size of the Huawei Mate 9 is 5.9" inches.
The size of the Huawei Mate 9 is 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm (HxWxD).

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