Here’s another leak report on Huawei’s highly anticipated Mate 9 ultra-phablet, courtesy of VentureBeat. Today’s post features press renders of the handset, along with some details on the Mate 9 variants being planned.
At least two Mate 9 models are supposedly in the works, based on screen resolution and specs. The first variant codenamed “Manhattan” features a 1080p display and will be sold globally. Recent leaks on the Mate 9 have been pointing to this particular model.
The other model, dubbed “Long Island”, will come with a 1440p screen, a dual-edge curved display, and will boast the “most premium specifications”, according to VentureBeat’s sources. Unfortunately, the “Long Island” variant will only be sold in China – and for good reason too. For discerning eyes, it definitely looks like a clone of Samsung’s infamous Galaxy Note 7. Oh, China!
Here’s a quick recap on the rumored specs of the “Manhattan” version.
Huawei Mate 9 (Rumored Specs)
- HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor
- Up to 6GB RAM
- 5.9-inch FHD IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Up to 256GB internal storage
- 20-megapixel dual rear camera, Leica sensor, dual-lens, dual-sensor, f/2.0
The Huawei Mate 9 will reportedly be announced at a Huawei event in Germany, on November 3rd.
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