Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is reportedly headed to AT&T in early 2018, and the Chinese company may or may not choose to also sell it on Amazon like its predecessor. But until any of that happens, the Mate 9 is still the only Huawei-branded high-end phablet you can officially buy in the US.
Thankfully, the launch of its successor has meant last year’s model received a nice price cut. The Mate 9 can now be purchased from Amazon for just $399.99 unlocked. That’s $100 less than its previous price and $200 below its launch price of $599.99.
The Mate 9 might be packing 2016 tech, but it’s top of the line 2016 tech – and at $399.99 it’s priced at the level of mid-rangers. So it’s somewhat of a steal at the moment, if you don’t mind buying unlocked. And if you keep in mind the fact that it will only work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and the various MVNOs using those networks – no Verizon or Sprint, sorry. The Mate 9 sold in the US even has Amazon’s Alexa pre-installed, because you can never have too many virtual assistants on a phone.
It’s unclear whether this price cut is a limited time affair or not, so on the off chance that it is we recommend you take advantage of the deal as soon as possible if you’re interested.