Huawei Mate 9 shows up in more renders, still on track for Q4 release

Huawei Mate 9 shows up in more renders, still on track for a Q4 release
The Mate series continues to bring Huawei many fans, even though competition in the phablet market is quite fierce. If you haven't got used to it yet, Huawei likes to launch its Mate flagships in Q4 and the upcoming model is no exception to the rule.

Huawei Mate 9 is rumored to arrive later this year, just like its predecessor, the Mate 8, which hit shelves in December 2015. Some of you might already have an idea of what to expect since there's a bunch of information about the Mate 9 leaked already, including benchmarks and a few live pictures.

The good news is a new set of renders leaked recently confirm some of the previous information like the dual rear camera setup, as well as the positioning of the fingerprint scanner on the back side of the phablet.

The information leaked on the Mate 9's specs remains the same, so expect a quite powerful hardware under the hood, including Huawei's homebrew HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset and 4GB of RAM.

Huawei Mate 9 is said to pack a 5.9-inch 1080p display and an 8-megapixel camera in the front, but little to no details are available on the rear one. The Chinese company has yet to decide whether or not to extend its partnership with Leica over the Mate 9 too.

Other than that, the phablet is expected to come in a metal build to emphasize the premium factor, as well as Huawei's Super Charge battery and charging system.

Even though Huawei has already confirmed an important event at IFA 2016, there are almost zero chances the Mate 9 will be the star of the show.

source: Baidu (translated) via TechTastic (translated)

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