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Launched at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January this year, Huawei's Mate 8 arrived with a gargantuan 6-inch display, a Kirin 950 processor, 16-MP and 8-MP cameras as well as a lozenge-shaped crater at the back which housed the rear camera as well as the fingerprint sensor.
A leaked image, which looks more like a Huawei advert, shows the rear of the upcoming Mate 9 featuring two 20-MP cameras placed in a vertical line just above a dual LED flash. The fingerprint sensor has been pushed further down and is placed right in the middle of the phone's back.
At the front, the Mate 9 looks quite similar to the Mate 8 but it's edge to edge display features even smaller bezels, thus taking up more space and leaving very little for the metal sides. Going by the looks of it, the phone offer acres of space to let you enjoy multimedia and play HD games with more ease. However, the 6-inch display could be too cumbersome for some and it will be interesting to see if the phone will manage to find too many takers once it is launched.
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As per the advert, the Mate 9 will feature Huawei's Kirin 960 processor which hasn't been announced yet but is expected to be more powerful and less power-consuming than the existing Kirin 955 processor which powers Huawei's P9 and P9 Plus phones. It may more likely compete with the next generation of processors to be unveiled by Samsung and Qualcomm prior to Mobile World Congress in February.
While a full list of features and specifications of the Mate 9 isn't available as yet, we expect to find out more about the device in the coming days prior to its expected launch in January. Stay tuned for more updates.
Source: Fone Arena