The Huawei Mate 9
Rumored curved variant of the 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!