Huawei Mate 9: 20MP, 12MP rear Leica cameras; battery charges to 50% of capacity in 5 minutes

Huawei Mate 9: 20MP, 12MP rear Leica cameras; battery charges to 50% of capacity in 5 minutes
Earlier today we told you that the chipset expected to be found inside the Huawei Mate 9, the Kirin 960, will be unveiled on October 19th. This is a chip that is designed by Huawei and produced by a third party manufacturer like TSMC. Besides the date that the Kirin 960 will be announced, some other interesting new rumors popped up today regarding the next phone in the Mate series.

First, there is speculation that the Mate 9 will feature a dual camera setup in back. Like the rear cameras on the Huawei P9, the optics on the Mate 9 will be manufactured by Leica. One camera is expected to be 20MP while the other will weigh in at 12MP. An 8MP front-facing camera will handle selfies and video chats.

All of these specs are coming from Weibo posts. which means that they need to be taken with a grain of salt. That includes the reported Super Charge Technology on the phone that will allegedly charge the battery to 50% of capacity in only five minutes. Rumors about the size of the display have been scarce, but the latest one calls for a 5.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920.

We expect that there will be three variants of the Huawei Mate 9. One with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash storage will be priced as low as $480 USD, and will be available in three colors. Another with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage will come in five hues, priced at the equivalent of $585 USD. And the premium model with 6GB of RAM will be equipped with 256GB of native storage and will fetch a price of $705 USD.

The Huawei Mate 9 should be released some time in the middle of next month.


source: Weibo via MySmartPrice

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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43 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Errmahgeerd... I want that 256 GB model!

20. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

If huawei deliver this phone as this post claim, then huawei will take so many cutomers from sam and LG and even apple

30. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They won't. They don't offer stylus, excellent QHD display, productive software, high end DAC, top-tier camera or even lower price.

38. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Stylus is a joke and worthless, QHD eats battery life and performance for nothing, some high end and even mid range huawei phone has a good dac, emui is better en better every year, the p9's camera is one of the best in sunlight . NEXT.

42. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Too big display - 5.9" means brick size. Fingerprint on the back?!? Come on! It is useless there. Put it in front or side loke Sony. How you'll unlock your phone if it is laying on the table? Not my taste.

27. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

It will still come with a shty crpy Gpu.

34. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Doesn't come with the gpu that you think. Inside of the Kirin 960 will come a octo core gpu based in the Mali-G71. It will have a lot more performance than the gpu inside of Kirin 950/55. Search in the net to confirm these gpu specs.

37. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

unlikely mate 9 comes with new gpu. The new chip will be unveiled soon but will be in 2017 phones.

41. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

If that's true, this will be my next phone. With Malit880mp16. Normally Huawei phones are sexy and we'll built. But heavily big down by Gpu.

39. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Bad gpu that can run everygame in max ? Ok so i like bad gpu

43. Khyron

Posts: 400; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

https://youtu.be/SCV_rJ9Yqmg iPhone 7 only faster loading games made to fit on IOS

2. fyah_king unregistered

64GB is more than enough for me.:)

12. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Huawei should take advantage of the note 7's *heat.. and give us a beastly alternative... as LG seems not equal to the task.. with their much delayed v20.....

25. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

the more the merrier... :-) can't wait for 1tb!!

3. Kumar123 unregistered

I hope the "Super" charging tech is a safe one. No one wants another company's phone blowing up due to faulty battery or faulty battery charging tech. That being said I wonder how they're going to implement 20mp and 12mp camera. I'm curious......

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

My interest are definitely piqued concerning this handset, especially the chipset and cameras.

5. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

It'll be definitely interesting to see how well that Soc performs. I'm waiting to see hands on reviews of the new pixels as well as the Dtek60. Really hoping Blackberry can pull off a hit with this upcoming phone and may just pick one up if made available before the end of the year.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

You and me both. I'm especially interested in DTEK60 (no shock there, lol). I'm hearing rumors of it being available this month or next, but those rumors have yet to be substantiated.

33. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This month... That'd be cool even if it was just an official announcement.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Android Central just reported a new incident. In Minnesota. A young girl's Note 7 burned up. A replacement unit they said. Surprise PA hasn't reported anything yet.

8. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

a) Aren't all new explosions currently 'alleged' only, none have been verified, no matter how rabid the fanboys on this site like to be? But yeah, that hasn't stopped PA from reporting the 'news'. b) You're in a Huawei Mate 9 article.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your A) is somewhat false. The Louisville incident has been confirmed as a "safe" Note 7. However, I agree with B)

13. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Really? Confirmed as a fault with the battery/manufacturing? Or confirmed as 'yes, it was a new note 7, however there are extenuating circumstances such as misuse? I shall investigate :)

16. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Confirmed as yes, new Note 7. They haven't disclosed much else though.

17. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Ahhhh that's what I thought, there's no denying they're Note 7s, however I didn't think that anyone has officially said why some are still going boom. Still, there's been, what... maybe 3 or 4 of these reports after the recall? I guess it can't be too much longer before we find out.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

True that :D.

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Guilty as charge. Different article. Put me down for one. But the worlds record for comments in unrelated articles goes to. A self proclaim tech expert.

7. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

take the money I don't have!!! The huawei mate 8 is a decent phone, may not have the best benchmarks but day to day use is good and battery life is awesome

10. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Yea the benchmarks were pretty upper midrange bit it held its own against a lot of flagships. The GPU on the Mate 8 prevented .e from buying it though. The Kirin always has the crappiest GPU's

9. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

If the battery drains as fast as it charges then I would wait for this new technology to get even better. But dam 50% in 5 minutes is just insane. The trickle charge might be extremely slow to reduce heat I assume. Still pretty dam impressive

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