Back in November, Huawei unveiled its latest flagship, the Huawei Mate 9, which was met with much applause. Then at CES 2017, Huawei announced that the device would be coming to the US, but never made mention of another variant making an appearance.

Huawei Mate 9

However, it seems that Huawei has quietly released a more beefed-up version of the device. GizOK online retailers have started showing a variant with 6GB which includes 128GB of storage.

Previously, the device was only available with “just” 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but this new device may be the one to go to if you're looking for a new Huawei Mate 9 Pro powerhouse. The price increase is significant, however, as the base model goes for $599.99, with the 6GB/128GB variant going for $899.

Other than the uptick in RAM and storage, the specs between the base model and this new Mate 9 variant are identical. Leaving us asking what Huawei is trying to do with this new version.