Huawei Mate 9 curved version may not happen after all

The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to arrive in the not-too-distant future, with the Chinese company's November 3rd launch event almost certain to spawn the successor to the Mate 8. Recently, it's been said that a standard, 1080p version of the 5.9-inch monster could be accompanied by a dual-curved variant boasting a quad-HD resolution. A new tidbit infers that the Note 7-esque finish may not be on the cards, though. 

For the most part, the rumor mill has pointed to a flat but large panel for the Huawei Mate 9. During the past week or so, talk of a curved 'Mate 9 Pro' has gathered steam, substantiated by a leak from the ever-reliant Evan Blass. The render he has shared looks legitimate enough, and is very much in alignment with the official-looking Mate 9 press image. But in sharing details of Huawei's display suppliers on Weibo, an analyst has seemingly indicated that the curved configuration won't be offered. 

Sun Changxu notes that the main Huawei Mate 9 will include a 5.88-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) LCD display as suspected, supplied by both JDI and LG. A Samsung-supplied OLED panel of 5.5 inches in diameter is also mentioned -- likely specific to the rumored Mate S2 given that the current Mate S is a 5.5-inch affair. 


The curved rumors sort of make sense, since, well, everyone seems to be taking that route or planning to. But with no real trace of the handset beyond a couple of renders, it looks as though Huawei may not be planning a Note 7 clone curvaceous finish. 

We'll find out for sure on November 3rd. As we close in on the event, we'll have all of the last-ditch leaks and rumors covered right here, so stay tuned!

source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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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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6 Comments

1. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Good! I hate curved screens!

2. NicAngel unregistered

I knew this was fishy because only OLED displays (AMOLED, PMOLED etc.) can be curved, not IPS. I would have bought the flat version anyway.

3. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Imo I don't see the price going above $850 . $1300 my a**

4. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Curved screen has no practical reason. It's even uncomfortable to hold.

5. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yeah but looks class

6. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

The $1300 false rumours was spread only to make people run for other phones, like iphone plus or pixel l. This is a perfect example of how propaganda works and far east products are targets to serve the bigger western companies. It also includes sites like PA who are not honest.

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