The Huawei Mate 9 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, and probably one of the last true flagship devices we’ll see announced this year. This handset has been leaking like crazy for the past couple of weeks, even though we’ve been seeing rumors and leaks regarding this phablet for months now. That being said, Huawei will announce their new flagship phablet later today in Munich, Germany, and as it’s usually the case, new info has popped up before the big announcement.
This new info actually comes from the company Senior Vice President, Yu Chengdong, as he shared a new teaser for the Mate 9 on Weibo (Chinese social network). If you take a look at the animated image down below, you’ll get to see the Huawei Mate 9 in the flesh. This image does not exactly show us the whole device, but it does show off parts of Mate 9’s design, which is enough to see that this will be a metal-clad smartphone, and that it will feature a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. This seems to be a gray variant of the smartphone, though we’re sure Huawei will release more than one color option. The power / lock and volume rocker keys will be placed on the right-hand side of the device, which is also something this teaser reveals. You can also see antenna bands here, though it seems like Huawei did a great job covering those up, so they should not obscure the phone’s design all that much.
The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to ship with a 5.9-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 6GB of RAM and more than one internal storage variant, though it is possible we’ll see more than one RAM variant as well. The device will be fueled by the Kirin 960, the company’s all-new flagship processor which comes with the Mali-G71 GPU. The Huawei Mate 9 will feature two camera sensors on the back, and chances are we’re looking at 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel shooters here, which will ship with Leica’s lenses. Android 7.0 Nougat will come pre-installed on this phablet, and you’ll be able to find Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 5.0 on top of Google’s offering.