Leak: This is the Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 is slated to be announced at Huawei's upcoming event in Germany next month. It's the successor to the Huawei Mate 8 that was announced last December - then announced worldwide at CES in January. There's been plenty of leaks and rumors about the Huawei Mate 9, and now we have a fresh set of renders available for the device. These are courtesy of Evleaks, and show a regular model as well as an Edge model, with a curved display.

The image above shows the regular version of the Huawei Mate 9 in four colors, which appear to be two white colors (one might be an "aluminum") along with a brown and a gold color. The edge variant shows in silver, black and white. The black looks pretty nice, but what is more interesting here is that the edge models have a button at the bottom of the device, while the regular models do not. They just sport a "Huawei" logo. This would also be a first for Huawei, to feature a physical home button on the front. It's unclear whether this is going to be a fingerprint sensor or not, but it most likely will be.

The Huawei Mate 9 does look very similar to what Samsung's smartphones look like, especially the edge model. Hopefully it won't suffer the same fate as Samsung's latest smartphones. The Huawei Mate 9 is rumored to sport a 5.9-inch 1080p panel, powered by the new Huawei-built Kirin 960 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There will be other models, but that is slated to be the high-end model, and could feature the curved display.

It's currently unclear where the Huawei Mate 9 will be available, but it will definitely be available in at least some parts of Europe, with Huawei announcing the device in Munich, Germany on November 11th. Keep in mind that all of the specs listed above, as well as the renders shown above, are all unconfirmed and subject to change before Huawei makes the device official in just a few weeks. But the Mate series does generally sport a large display with top-of-the-line specs.

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