Latest rumored specs of the Huawei Mate 9 surface


One of the most eagerly anticipated handsets expected to be unveiled before the year ends is the Huawei Mate 9. In fact, Huawei has already invited us to attend an exclusive event in Munich on November 3rd. The manufacturer told us to expect the introduction of a new flagship phone during this event. That dovetails with reports of an early November introduction of the Mate 9 that we passed along to you last month.

The latest rumored specs for the Mate 9 include a 5.9-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Making its debut on the Huawei Mate 9 is the Kirin 960 chipset, designed by Huawei. 4GB/6GB of RAM is inside (more on that later) and up to 256GB of flash storage is on board. A dual camera setup using Leica optics is on back (20MP + 12MP), with an aperture of f/2.0. Android 7.0 is pre-installed with Huawei's Emotion UI 5 running on top. While we don't know the capacity of the battery, there will be a fast charge feature for rapid charging. A fingerprint scanner is located under the dual cameras on back.

Late last month we showed you a leaked promo revealing that there will be a version of the Mate 9 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. This variant should be available in three colors for the equivalent of $480-$510 USD. The Mate 9 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage is expected to be offered in five colors for $585 USD. And the top-of-the-line Huawei Mate 9 will come with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of flash memory for $705 USD. There are six color options available with this version of the phone.

As we get closer to November 3rd, we should start to see some more leaks pertaining to the Huawei Mate 9. Feel free to check in often.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday

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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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15 Comments

1. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Why the hell is it only HD?!!

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Better performance!!

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What I don't get is that why would Huawei charge $105 just for a jump from 64gb to 128gb of storage? Even Apple charges $100 now for a 96gb jump from 32 to 128gb. And I'm fairly sure the answer's not the 2 additional colours......!

4. mazallah

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2016

Probably because of the Flash Storage. Kinda expensive to add it to smartphones I'd assume. Just a thought not a fact. If I am right then it's a fact :P

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It's not that. iPhone 7 has currently the fastest flash storage as far as sequential speeds are concerned (it may apply to random speeds too but that's not confirmed). Still for a storage jump bigger than the mate 9's, it costs 5$ less. The mate 9 might use ufs 2.0 which is deemed to be slightly less expensive than NVMe storage in the iPhone.

5. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

The kirin professors are disappointing in gpu performance as well as developer support. Huge waste of a good phone.

6. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

*processors (thanks Samsun :/

15. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

u naive person.. it has 960 kirin and gpu will be better and games runs perfectly on huawei p9 one game runs smoother than on s7 edge !

7. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

I am tempted to upgrade, I got the mate8 early this year... Is it worth the upgrade?

8. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

Will you atleast wait till it's announced and then ask!!

9. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

CPU performance was already great with 950, now how about a decent GPU this time?

10. splus

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Look at that fingerprint sensor placed all the way up, just below the camera sensor. You'll need to REALLY stretch your hand amd finger to unlock your phone. Fingerprint sensor should have been put lower, at the place which is the most comfortable.

11. splus

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Considering this is a pretty large phone, 5.9 inch screen...

16. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

and u are so uninformed and u actually looking at mate 8 NOT mate 9 ! and what the heck u talkin bout fp sensor is too high ??!1? did u ever hold mate 8 in hands ? defo NOT.. u don't need to stretch hand u loon .. and by the way mate 9 is here :phonearena.com/news/Huawei-Mate-9-20MP-12MP-rear-​Leica-cameras-battery-charges-to-50-of-capacity-in​-5-minutes_id86348

14. NicAngel unregistered

These rumored specs have already been published by other tech sites for the past week, only now PA is writing an article about it, lol. I guess they were too busy with the note 7 fiasco.

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