Huawei is expected to unveil the Mate 9 at their Munich, Germany event on November 3rd. In the past few weeks, we have seen a number of leaks regarding the device, including showing two distinctly different renders of the Mate 9. Not to mention the fact that one had a curved display, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Nevertheless, specs for the device have now leaked out, and they basically point to the same spec sheet that previous leaks had shown.
This new leak points to a 5.9-inch display which will have a resolution of 1920×1080. It will be powered by their own Kirin 960 chipset, which is slated to be announced later this month. Paired with the Kirin 960 is either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the model. They will also offer storage up to 256GB. When it comes to software, we’re still looking at Android 7.0 Nougat on-board with Huawei’s EMUI 5 on top. There’s no word on the battery capacity yet, but it’ll likely be a fairly large one. Now onto the most important spec, the camera. Huawei has done some pretty interesting things with their dual-camera setup in the Huawei P9 and Honor 8. This time around they are going with a 20-megapixel and a 12-megapixel shooter on the backside, instead of two 12-megapixel shooters. The aperture will still be f/2.0.
Huawei hasn’t confirmed that the Mate 9 will be unveiled at their November 3rd event, but it does seem very likely given the number of leaks coming out ahead of this event. Huawei is holding their event in Germany, which more than likely means that the device will be available in Europe. But when it comes to North America, and the US specifically, that’s still up in the air. However, with Samsung’s crisis with the Galaxy Note 7, they have opened the door for another large smartphone to come in and pick up a pretty large market share.