Rumor: Huawei Mate 9 To Ship With Leica's Lenses

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Huawei had introduced two new smartphones during IFA in Berlin quite recently, the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus. These two devices are mid-range offerings by the company, and many people are wondering when will Huawei introduce their new flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate 9. The Mate 8 was announced back in November last year, and even though we knew its successor will not launch at IFA, some people were hoping that might happen. The Mate 9 has been leaking for months now, and yet another piece of info surfaced quite recently, read on.

Several analysts have been discussing Huawei Mate 9’s camera setup on Weibo (Chinese social network). Lihuai Bin Robin said that the Mate 9’s camera will resemble the one that will be available on the iPhone 7 Plus, he expects it to sport OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and analog zoom. Unlike the setup on the iPhone 7 Plus, however, one of Mate 9’s camera lenses will capture color shots, while the other one will take monochrome pictures. Sun Changxu, also a Chinese analyst, mentioned something about double OIS capabilities, though he did not really elaborate on his input, so we’ll have to wait for more info on that one. And last, but not least, Pan Jiutang also shared some info. Mr. Jiutang said that the Mate 9’s cameras will be supplied by Leica, well, camera lenses will, just like they were for the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus earlier this year.

Do keep in mind these are all rumors at this point, so take the given info with a grain of salt. The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch or 6-inch display (fullHD or QHD), 4GB of RAM (6GB RAM variant is a possibility) and multiple internal storage options. The phone will, allegedly, ship with the HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, and Android 7.0 Nougat might ship out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 5 skin on top of it. The Mate 9 is also expected to ship with an all-metal build, and as already mentioned, two camera sensors will be placed on its back. That is more or less it, stay tuned for more info.