The Huawei Mate 8 is still Huawei's most powerful phablet. The company had introduced a number of devices since the Mate 8 launched last year, but they haven't released a more powerful phablet, though they will do that soon. The Huawei Mate 9 is definitely one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, and the device had leaked quite recently. Huawei will probably launch two variants of the device, the regular Huawei Mate 9 with a flat display, and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro with a curved panel up front. Huawei had released a Mate 9 teaser quite recently, and that image more or less confirmed that the company plans to host the Mate 9 press conference on November 3rd.
Having that in mind, the company has released two additional Mate 9 teasers for us to check out. If you take a look at the first image in the gallery down below, you'll get to see quite an obvious confirmation that the Mate 9 is coming on November 3rd. In the middle of the image Huawei has included a huge number '9', and they've also confirmed that this is a 'Mate' device we're talking about here. The second teaser basically teases the Mate 9's camera capabilities, though it does not reveal any details about its camera, unfortunately. Both Huawei Mate 9 models will ship with Leica's camera lenses, and you can expect to see two camera sensors on both devices. Chances are Huawei will use Sony's sensors once again, though we still don't know what exactly to expect. Having that in mind, a 4x optical zoom has been rumored, and chances are that Huawei plans to include one regular lens on the back, and a secondary telephoto lens which will enable you to take a picture without losing quality, hence the 4x optical zoom mention. Apple actually did something similar with their iPhone 7 Plus handset (2x optical zoom, well, sort of).
The Huawei Mate 9 will sport on-screen button and a flat display, if the leaks are accurate, while its 'Pro' counterpart will ship with a home key below the display, and its display will be curved. Both of these phones will be fueled by the Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core SoC, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat will come pre-installed on Huawei's upcoming phablets, while you'll also get the company's Emotion UI (EMUI) on top of Google's operating system.