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 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Huawei Emotion UI


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