Huawei Mate 9: Huawei has started teasing its upcoming Mate 9 smartphone hard. Only yesterday, a teaser in an all blue background featuring a speeding car’s silhouette was released by the company, which many suggested referred to the inclusion of the latest Kirin 960 SoC to power the device. Today we witness the reveal of a new teaser, which highlights the much talked about camera aspect of the upcoming smartphone, which is heavily rumoured to be Leica branded.
The Huawei Mate 9 has been at the centre of a number of speculations and many details about its features, including the camera setup, have been leaked by various sources over the past few weeks.Rumour has it that the upcoming smartphone willcome in two different variants, codenamed Long Island (or the Mate 9 Pro) and Manhattan for the higher-end and the base models respectively. Of the two, the Long Island is expected to sport a Leica branded 20 MP dual camera setup with4X optical zoom. If that is to be believed, it will be a step up from the stellar cameras we saw in the company’s earlier P9 model.
The Long Island variant of the Huawei Mate 9 is also said to sport a 5.9-inch QHD curved display, while the Manhattan will feature a standard flat screen of FHD resolution. Both smartphones will be powered by a 64-bit, eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor coupled with up to 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage. Both smartphones will run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and will be backed by an impressive 4000 mAh battery.
Huawei Mate 9 Release Date
The Huawei Mate 9 isset to be unveiled officially at an event in Germany on November 3, 2016. However, reports state that only thestandard model of the Huawei Mate 9 will be released internationally, while the premiummodel’s release will be initially restricted to the company’s home country, China.
Keeping in line with these reports, it is now being heard that the Long Island variant will not be launched on November 3 along with the standard model. Instead, GizmoChina says, theMate 9‘s Chinese edition will be launched in China a week later, on November 9. However, this has not been confirmed by Huawei.