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 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.


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9 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah... Seems like GreenMan is on a tight leash now...! I received not one, not two but THREE violations on a single post...! Fascinating, eh? The moderator warned me that this might be "THE END" for me...! And considering my 'obnoxious' and 'eccentric' character, its pretty safe to assume that my days here are counted... I wonder if anyone will miss my... G'Day...? Oh, well... Life is about moving-on... My only single regret is that some people don't recognize a joke when they see or hear one... G'Day!

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

About that Phablet... Well, let me just say that its just too darn big @ 5.9"...! Good luck finding a pocket to 'tuck it in'... These big behemoths makes more sense to fine ladies with their big purses... Not to men, I fear... But it does look cool, nevertheless... BTW, I wonder if OnePlus & Xiaomi are going to launch a 4 incher Flagship in future...??? I mean, iPhone SEs are pretty popular in old, older & oldest ((like me...!) demographic according to some surveys...! If you're young, then you probably lack the capacity to understand the magic of small screens...! Wait till you grow all weary and old, like me...! Only then you'll realize...... G'Day!

7. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

I used the mate 8 yesterday and it was pretty comfortable to use in one hand and to put in my pocket, same with the mate 7,doubt the mate 9 will be any different

3. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Fake Images

4. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

More efficient SOC and OS than mate 8+ bigger/same battery + same 1080p resolution = insane battery life.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Somethings I want the mate 8 to have: 4500 mah battery, 6.0 inch Colour accurate Samoled display, force touch (since the mate s had one), 1440p resolution (1080 is enough but still sick on a 6 inch screen), dual cameras but with better modules then the one on P9, 6gb ram (only if properly utilized), water resistance (ip68 atleast), 64, 128, 256gb storage (an awesome setup with a microsd slot (for ufs 1 cards)),

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

+ dual SIM support and ir sensor

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Actually my post above included the ir blaster and several other features that I wanted. But as soon as I clicjed the 'post commen't button, the second paragraph got left out and only the first one got posted. Due to this I could not include all the features. Editing and writing them again would be a fuss so I decided to leave it as it is. This problem also happened with two of my previous posts!

6. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

the mate 8 achieved 8-10 hours of SOT , and the software is improving alot after we saw the beta leak .. they are even going to offer the option for an app drawer

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