Huawei Mate 9 leaks: smaller bezels, dual rear cameras and more

Huawei's smartphones this year, from the P9 to the Honor 8, have redefined smartphone camera technology thanks to impressive dual rear cameras setups, but thanks to a new leak, the Mate 9 is expected to feature a similar setup as well.

The rear cameras in Huawei's Mate 9 will be situated one above the other rather than side-by-side like in Huawei's P9 or Honor 8.

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Huawei Mate 9 to launch November 3

Huawei is reportedly sending out press invites for an event in Munich on November 3 which most claim will host the unveiling of the much-talked-about Huawei Mate 9. While a Huawei advert which leaked earlier betrayed the phone's camera prowess, a freshly leaked advert has now shed light on the phone's storage and RAM combinations.

According to the advertisement, Huawei seems to be taking on the iPhone 7 Plus head-on with the upcoming Mate 9. Like the former, the latter will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants with 4GB of RAM in the first two and 6GB of RAM in the third variant. The 64GB Mate 9 will be available in three colours, namely Silver, Gold and Black while the 128GB and 256GB variants will also be available in Pink Gold and dark Gold colours aside from the first three.

Huawei Mate 9 to feature 20-MP dual rear cameras

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


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    Guest13th Oct 2016

    huawei mate 9 price and release date..

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