Huawei's Mate 9 flagship spotted in numerous colors with dual Leica cameras

We've heard a lot about Huawei's upcoming Mate 9 handset, including rumors it could house a Leica-infused duo of rear-facing cameras. Given that Huawei and Leica recently sealed a joint R&D venture, it seems certain that the Mate 9 and many of the Chinese company's future phone cameras will benefit from the German optics firm's deep involvement. We've also heard, among other things, that the device could be available in a multitude of different colors, and a new leak seemingly aligns with both major talking points. 

Renders leaked via Weibo user ichangezone may finally offer a legitimate look at what Huawei has in the pipeline. While smartphones are known to arrive in different shades to suit consumer tastes -- Huawei's handsets very much included -- it's relatively unheard that a company should roll out so many different options. This leak depicts eight different colors, but some appear quite similar to others. Whether Huawei plans to lay on such a broad choice remains to be seen, but we certainly won't complain if the Mate 9 is offered in so many hues. 

The design doesn't look too shabby, either. As you can see below, the touted Mate 9 includes a large display with an high screen-to-body ratio. The phablet, which is expected to pack a mammoth 5.9-inch QHD display, is likely to be an all-metal affair. If you look very closely between the two rear shooters, you may be able to spot the LEICA branding, and it'll be interesting to see the progress of the point-and-shoot experience since the P9 and P9 Plus


The device will likely feature Huawei's to-be-announced HiSilicon Kirin 960 64-bit chip, which is expected to pack eight cores. As is vogue for handsets of the flagship variety, a model with 6 GB of RAM could be on offer, though a cheaper variant with just the 4 GB RAM is also expected.

With a proposed 4000 mAh battery set to be squeezed under the hood, the Mate 9 could be quite something. We don't know precisely when the device will materialize, though Huawei has said it'll be unveiled before the end of this year

It should be noted that this is merely a leak, so should be taken with the usual dose of salt for the time being. That said, do take a peek through the gallery, and be sure to let us know what you make of the Mate 9's purported form factor in the comments below. 

source: Weibo via AndroidPure

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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11 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

4000mAh, wow, and 5.9" is definitely a proper phablet size! Sick of the vulgar 5.5 inches. Since it's Huawei, I guess it would be top-notch in aesthetics, too.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I will be keeping tab on this phone. Huawei has the proper dual camera setup. One of my colleague that bought his iPhone 7 plus was disappointed that his dual camera does not offer what a Leica-infused duo cameras offer. He feel deceive after watching Apple's iPhone 7 camera presentation. The presentation show iPhone 7 plus quick focus capability using the dual camera to co-create the image while in reality it only offer 1xzoom and 2xzoom optical for the respective camera. Maybe someone that know more about the iPhone 7 plus dual camera setup could comment.

2. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Finally, no Black bezel. Nice!

4. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Calm down, it´s Huawei PR photos, of course we may expect those black bars around the screen.

3. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Looks beasty ....

5. Stjuls

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 25, 2016

I own a Huawei Mate 8 and I absolutely love the screen size, the snappy processor and the superb battery life. The Mate 9 looks even better, especially the camera. More should people experience what it is like to own a Mate!

6. Furbal unregistered

Yeap, only weakness was the camera! Hope this corrects that.

7. Stjuls

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 25, 2016

I agree the Mate 8 camera is lacking. Other than that it is by far the best phone I have used.

8. p51d007

Posts: 702; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I bought a Mate2 about 2 1/2 years ago. It was FLAWLESS. Never had a glitch, never had to root/flash anything other than stock. When the Mate8 came out last November, loved it, but the price was way higher than I wanted to pay. When the rumors/announcements of the Mate9 came out, the price on the 8 came WAY down. Bought one about 2 weeks ago. It's better than the 2, obviously, and the camera is better. If the 9 next summer drops, I may or may not update to that one. Right now, I'm a BIG Huawei fan.

9. Stjuls

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 25, 2016

I am a fan too. I am so impressed with their phones.

10. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

This suppose to have the T880 MP8 right?

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