Huawei Mate 9 leaks: Dual rear cameras, two variants and more

Huawei is expected to launch its upcoming Mate 9 flagship phone in a event on November 3, but unlike what we knew so far, the company may launch not one, but two Mate 9 phones next month.

Huawei may launch two different-sized variants of the Mate 9, the larger of which would attempt to fill in the void left by the Galaxy Note 7.

The fact that the Mate 9 will be launched in two sizes was revealed recently by an image leaked by celebrity leakster Evan Blass on Twitter. The image reveals that not only will the two models differ in terms of size, but also in terms of screen design. The smaller Mate 9, which we believe could feature a 5.2-inch display, will arrive with a standard flat screen but the larger Mate 9 will feature a screen which curves on both ends, very much like Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

Back in September, we got our first glimpse of the Huawei Mate 9 when someone leaked a Huawei advertisement on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform. The advertisement revealed twin Leica cameras and a fingerprint sensor on the phone's back and an edge-to-edge display on the front which leaves no space for bezels. The two Leica cameras will feature resolutions of 20 megapixels each which will make them a lot more powerful than the ones in the Huawei P9, which won the Camera Phone of the Year award at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards this month.

Huawei also 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.

Going by the looks of the larger Mate 9, the phone seems to 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. Given that the phone will feature among the most powerful processors, huge storage and RAM combinations, a large curved display and a powerful battery, we have no doubt that Huawei will be aiming to capture the attention of millions of phone buyers across the world who would have otherwise opted for the Galaxy Note 7 had battery woes not sunk Samsung's mightiest battleship in recent years.

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