Huawei Mate 9 once again is rumored to be coming in December with Kirin 960 SoC, dual 20MP snappers

Huawei Mate 9 once again is rumored to be coming in December with Kirin 960 SoC, dual 20MP snappers
According to a leak out of China, the Huawei Mate 9 is going to be a beast of a phone. Expected to be released by the end of the year, the device will be powered by the home grown Kirin 960 SoC according to the report. The chipset is said to be made using the 16nm process, and the octa-core CPU will feature Cortex-A73 cores. In addition, the device will carry dual 20MP rear-facing cameras. These snappers will include OIS and feature Color and Black and White mode.

Additionally, an alleged teaser for the phone surfaced on Weibo. However, the image on the teaser is actually that of the Huawei Mate 8, so we can quickly eliminate that as being fake.

What we can't quickly dismiss are the aforementioned specs. Analyst Pan Jiutang called for a December launch of the Kirin 960 SoC powered Mate 9 back in April. At the same time, he also said that the phone would carry dual 20MP cameras on back. So once we put the information from Weibo out of mind, we are left with some very viable specs for the upcoming Huawei Mate 9.

source: MyDrivers (translated), Weibo via XiaomiToday



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Cortex-A73, dual 20MP! Wow this is one heck of a flagship.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

8 core is still an over kill for a smartphone. They should max it out to quadcore just like Apple is doin, although the difference is Apple has control over the os unlike android.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its 2 clusters of 4 cores 4 cores for perf and 4 cores are for better efficiency For the A10 2 cores for perf and 2 cores for better efficiency Heck, I dont care if they did 10+ cores As long as its 2-4 cores for perf, its not overkill

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

right... hopefully they didn't use s**tty GPU (again) for their flagship

8. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

U child, gpu is better than on s**tty qualcomm.. Bcos it gets overheated and it gets throttled down to even less than mali 880 U stupid

5. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

I am for this as long as the screen remains 1080p and Big Camera improvement

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1080p for 6inch? why? :-/

7. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

and dual sim support please

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