One very common practice among smartphone dealers is to initiate a price cut on current stocks so as to clear the shelves whenever a newer stock or model is expected. That seem to be the case with the Huawei Mate 8, as its price has gotten a huge cut apparently ahead of the official launch of the Mate 9 expected to happen next month.
It is not finished, the China Unicom version if the Mate 8 with 4G, 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM has got the biggest of price cut we’ve probably seen thus far, listed as having a price tag of 1999 Yuan. Unfortunately that one is currently unavailable as it is already sold out.
The Mate 8’s successor, Huawei Mate 9 is expected to come powered by a Kirin 960 chip, sporting dual Leica cameras, iris recognition, and having a 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM versions as well. The device is expected in three storage versions of 64GB, 128GB and the top most with 256GB which would only be available on the 6GB RAM version. The Mate 9 is rumored to start at 3199 Yuan for the 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM carrier based version, while the version with full network support would come in at 3399 yuan. The 4GB RAM with 128GB internal storage version with full network support comes in at 3899 Yuan, while the 6GB RAM with 256GB internal storage full network version starts at 4699 Yuan.