In November of last year, Huawei announced their Mate 8 flagship device, so it’s only trend to follow suit and come out with another flagship a year later. Rumor has it that the Huawei Mate 9 will be out sometime this year, and images have leaked on Chinese social network Weibo.
The Mate 9 will supposedly come with a 6 inch screen and the bezels are looking as minimal as last year’s flagship, the Mate 8. As you can tell from the image above, there are two camera lens on the device, which might start becoming the norm as other phone manufacturers have started adding in a second camera (i.e. Apple, LG, and HTC). A closer look at the dual camera shows that it has Leica branding, the German camera manufacturer that offers high quality cameras. If that means anything, then the Mate 9 could provide some pretty good photos that could be on par with other smartphone manufacturers. The camera does offer a dual 12 megapixel camera, just like the P9 model, but the aperture is much higher on the Mate 9, by coming in at f/2.0. The phone will also supposedly feature the new Kirin 960 chip and a new version of EMUI skin based off of Android 7.0.
Pricing is also shown from the leaked image, so the lower spec’d model 64GB/4GB will start out at 3199 Yuan (about $480USD), the 128GB/4GB will be 3899 Yuan (about $585USD), and the 256GB/6GB will run you 4699 Yuan (about $705USD). The device will have a metal unibody, and each storage option will come with its own set of colors. So, if you’re looking to get the rose gold, you’ll have to fish out more funds for that color.
A press event from Huawei will happen on November 3rd in Munich, Germany with a new flagship device to be announced by CEO Richard Yu, which can only mean the Mate 9 will be unveiled. For those that have the Huawei Mate 8, do you plan on getting the Mate 9? Also, what do you think of the rumored specs and color options of the Huawei Mate 9? Let us know by leaving your comments down below or on one of our social networking site, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: Techspot