Huawei Mate 9 Pro Teardown

Huawei Mate 9 Pro runs on EMUI 5.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. It sports a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) curved AMOLED display – the biggest difference between the Mate 9 Pro and the Mate 9. The smartphone features a 2.5GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM.
Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup at the back with 20-megapixel monochrome lens and 12-megapixel RGB sensors with Leica lenses. The dual camera setup is tagged with dual-tone LED flash. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel front camera for taking selfies. The camera setup comes with optical image stabilisation capability.

The smartphone packed a large 4000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro offers options like GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The phone measures 152x75x7.5mm.

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Let’s start Huawei Mate 9 Pro dismantling, first remove the SIM card tray, Huawei Mate 9 Pro also supports dual card dual standby, support full Netcom, unlike the Huawei mate 9, Huawei Mate Pro 9 does not support memory card expansion.

As with Huawei mate 9, mate 9 pro also uses two T2 screws and clips to secure the front panel and the metal back cover. After removing the screws, use the pry bar to pry the back cover and separate the back cover from its body.

Be careful when you separate the back cover, although the mate 9 pro’s fingerprint module is moved to the front of the fuselage, but the volume and the power button is still connected to the back cover. Do not to break the cable. The two-color flash is connected by a spring contact

There is a metal stator on the volume button connector, and the screw is covered with fragile stickers, which means that if you want to disassemble by yourself, you will void the warranty.

The top and bottom of the back cover with the injection molding process to ensure the signal overflow, and the back cover covered with a lot of foam, these parts corresponding to some of the connection location on the motherboard, it is make the connection is more fastness.

Mate 9 pro is still using the most common three-stage layout, the chips and the battery circuit covered with graphite stickers.

After removing the graphite sticker we can see, almost all BTB connection are covered with metal stator.

The metal shield of main chips is covered with thermal grease. The front camera is fixed on the fuselage with foam adhesive.

Huawei Mate 9 Pro also uses the second generation of Leica dual cameras, monochrome lens sensor upgrade to 20 million pixels, the main camera joined the OIS optical image stabilization, and in order to ensure that the camera position as much as possible does not change, in addition to using metal frame fixed the camera, But also the use of glue to be fixed.

Let’s look at the bottom of the fuselage. The bottom of the main FPC is also fixed by metal stator.

Disconnect the main FPC and remove all screws securing the bottom board and speaker module.

On the interface of microphone and USB Type-C used silicone sealing ring to prevent dust entering the body.

The battery used non-trace glue to fix on metal body. Pull out the white adhesive tape.

Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with a 3.82, 15.3Wh, 4000mAh Li-polymer battery, Huawei P/N: HB396689ECW, the part number as same as Mate 9’s battery part number.


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