Huawei Mate 9 was released in three different variants – the standard Mate 9, the Mate 9 Pro and the Mate 9 Porsche Design.
Availability of the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design has been scarce, with the larger Mate 9 easier to come by than the other two. In actual sense, the phone has remained scarce even to those in the local Chinese market, but this is probably due to the fact that it is a “Limited Edition” that will only be selling in select markets across Asia and Europe.
The Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design has been available in Europe for some time now, but according to incoming reports, the flagship has just landed in the Netherlands. From the list of three Mate 9 handsets unveiled towards the end of last year, the Porsche Design is the most premium model and so far, getting your hands on this prestigious device will set you back 1,399 euros. The phone is currently selling through Media Markt.
What makes this phone unique from the rest is the fact that it’s a designer smartphone. It is also smaller in size when compared to the standard Huawei Mate 9, boasting a screen size of 5.5 inches. The resolution is also better at QHD as opposed to the Full HD found on the 5.9-inch Mate 9. However, the rest of the specs remain unchanged, with the same Kirin 960 and 6GB RAM running the show, but the storage is monstrous at 256GB. The back panel has a dual-lens camera of 20MP+12MP while the front ships with an 8MP lens for selfies.
The latest Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 software are installed out of the box and to keep the phone alive is a gigantic 4000mAh battery that supports fast charging technology.