Samsung has undoubtedly popularised the dual-curved screen design by including it in its top flagship models, and this in turn has paved the way for other mobile phone manufacturers to utilise it in their upcoming devices. Going by the most recent leaks and rumours, the highly anticipated Huawei Mate 9 will sport a build similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which includes the Edge screen.
According to latest reports, sources have revealed that the Huawei Mate 9 will come in not one, but two different variants which will have distinctively differing body designs. The latest renders show off two different devices codenamed Manhattan and Long Island, but while the Manhattan looks like it will adhere to a more standardised appearance, the Long Island can be clearly seen to be sporting the dual-curved display. The curved variant of the Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be the higher-end offering of the two.
Among the features that the Huawei Mate 9 smartphones are tipped to come equipped with is a 5.9-inch screen which will be QHD for the Long Island and FHD for the Manhattan variant. The devices are expected to be powered by a 64-bit, eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 SOC coupled with up to 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage. Both smartphones will be equipped with a Leica 20 MP dual rear camera setup with laser autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. A fingerprint scanner will be housed on the back just beneath the camera module. The Long Island variant of the Huawei Mate 9 is also said to come with Android’s Daydream VR support, and this variant is rumoured to sport a bigger build in comparison to its counterpart. However, while Manhattan will probably see a worldwide release, sales of the Long Island variant will perhaps stay restricted to China.
Huawei Mate 9 is set to be unveiled officially at an event in Germany on November 3, 2016.