New Huawei Mate 9 official render leaks ahead of launch

Huawei's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mate 9 is likely to be revealed early next month. The Chinese company confirmed a launch event for November 3, although it did not mention the Mate 9 name.

However, since the information about the Huawei Mate 9 keep coming through various sources, it makes sense to believe the smartphone's launch is very close. The latest Mate 9 leak comes via Evan Blass, who posted an official render of the smartphone that gives us a better idea of what's to come in terms of design.

We're not sure how many color versions of the Mate 9 will be available at launch, but the picture leaked recently shows a pink model.

Other than that, we can also see the phone's dual camera setup on the back, along with a fingerprint sensor positioned below the photo snapper, which by the way, it features Leica lens. A dual-LED flash is placed to the left of the camera as well.

You'll also be pleased to know that Huawei did not dropped the 3.5mm audio jack, which is now located on top of the device. We've also noticed the USB Type-C port on the right side of the phone, along with one of the speakers.

Previous rumors also claim the Mate 9 boasts a large 5.9-inch display that supports either full HD (1080p) or Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. Huawei is likely to include its own octa-core Kirin 960 chipset inside, along with 4GB of RAM and enough storage (64GB or 128GB).

A slightly bumped up model might include 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory, but this is just a rumor. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming Mate 9.

source: Evan Blass



1. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

On the same side with the 3.5 jack is something that looks like IR blaster. Above the cameras a secondary mic. And it's purple, not pink

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

The presentation slides market it as lavendar, which is purple, not sure how PA managed to arrive at the color pink.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

At least the cam layout is good. That's how LG needs to start laying out their dual cam systems

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

I am so glad the Note7-esque QHD version is a China exclusive only. So it won't be an issue in the rest of the world. Besides who needs QHD on a Huawei device?

18. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Daydream VR

4. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Such an amazing phone, and such a shame its 5.9'' there is no way i would use anything over 5.5

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I wouldn't call it amazing... The EMUI is by far THE WORST Android UI, specially when it comes to software optimization... Any Mate 8 owners here? If so, would you like to tell all the decent people here how TERRIBLY it lags when you swipe the 'pull-down' menu from left to right (Quick Shortcuts and Notifications)...? I tried The P9 Lite, P8 Lite, Mate 8 and Huawei Honor 5X at a demo shop, all lagged terribly... And to add insult to the injury, EMUI looks like a cheap blatant rip-off of iOS, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in itself but... Look what Samsung has done with Touchwiz... SAMSUNG LEADS THE MARKET... What Huawei does? Tries to immitate iFruity, eh? Besides, Touchwiz on my S6 is SUPER DUPER smooth and HIGHLY optimized... As a matter of fact, S6 Edge (basically the same hardware as the 'reuglar' S6 if I'm not mistaken) has smoked even The Nexus 6P; the supposedly KING of optimization in ALL speed test on Youtube... TOUCHWIZ HAS BLOWN ME AWAY in those 10 days of ownership, no doubt... Gone are the days of GingerBread and JellyBean when Touchwiz was basically LagWiz, or perhaps "LagFest" and was SUPER FUGLY to look at... Anyhow, Lets hope my S6 get The Nougat Update... This would really make my day, honestly...!!! Oh well, eh...? G'Day!

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Touchwiz is reaching ios level

15. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Thats Exynos for you. Its just amazing SOC. Current S7 is smoother then iP7, ios 10 is stuttering mess.

16. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

If this had vanilla or close to vanilla Android I would definitely give it a whirl. For me it has the right size, and would replace my Nexus 6.

5. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Now THIS is unconventional metallic body (colour at least).

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

They are probably going to use a QHD panel for the "Long Island" version. The mysterious small hole on the top next to the headphone jack might be for an IR blaster. And regardless of the screen resolution, Mali G-71 will most probably be powerful enough for 4k video recording. Overall it looks like it's going to be a pretty compelling phablet.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I had lumia 1520 and that was the most uncomfortable phone I have ever used. It was just impossible to be used normally. Never understood why companies rush to make flagship devices so big when most people are totally fine with anything up to 5.5"

8. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Uhm hello, pink?? do you see any pink with that photo?? Are you color blind???

9. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Mr Cosmin , are you blind ? It's purple

10. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Maybe it will be the best device in the market .....

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Android is starting to be the same...

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