New Huawei Mate 9 photos reveal curved and regular variants of the phone

New Huawei Mate 9 photos reveal curved and regular variants of the phone
Huawei will announce a new flagship smartphone on November 3, and we're all expecting this device to be the Mate 9. According to Venture Beat, the Huawei Mate 9 will have two distinct variants: one with a regular display (codenamed Manhattan), and one with a dual-curve screen (codenamed Long Island).

Venture Beat has it that these previously leaked renders that allegedly show the Mate 9 are not exactly accurate. Instead, the Mate 9 should look like in the images included below. As you can see, the curved Mate 9 bears a strong resemblance to the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The curved Huawei Mate 9 is expected to sport a 5.9-inch Quad HD display, and might be released only in China (which kind of makes sense, as it resembles Samsung's Note 7 way too much not to raise some eyebrows if it's launched in the US and other markets around the world). The flat variant of the new smartphone should come with a Full HD screen of similar size. It's said that both the curved and regular Mate 9 are powered by octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processors, having many common features, including dual rear cameras, up to 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space, and quick charging batteries.

Prices for the Huawei Mate 9 could start at around $500, though we're pretty sure that the dual curve model will cost more. The new phone might run Android Nougat out of the box. Do you think this handset will be of interest to you once it hits shelves?   


source: Venture Beat

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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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27 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

I know what this comment will come across as but... Really bad time to have the front of your phone look like a sharper GooPhone (Note 7) knockoff. Either way I'm interested.

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Seems fake... The curved and flat versions have pretty different designs.

2. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Samsung is that you? Really nice rip-off

5. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It's only a rip-off if it explodes and needs a recall.

7. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. It's the same design!

3. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

A home button ?

4. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

It looks like a fake news . No one knows is it for real or not but I am sure everyone will call Huawei a copycat . Racism rules . Let's hate the Chinese .

6. flow280

Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2016

Huawei is a copycat. I'm not hating the Chinese, but Chinese companies do tend to copy.

8. Kumar123 unregistered

Agreed. Pretty much All Chinese phones company design from Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC. The curved huawei phone looks exactly like samsung galaxy s6.

14. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Didn't Apple slightly copied HTCs design . Didn't Samsung copied Apple at the starting . Didn't HTC add a finger print scanner in front of their phone like Samsung. No one called them copycats . And every single phones look somewhat like one another. The curved screen in the front will look like Samsung after all . Can you think of a different way to implement a curved screen??? Huawei will unveil 2 phones on their event . One succeeding Mate 8 and one Succeeding Mate S . And the Mate S successor will come with curved screen rumoured long ago .

15. TerryTerius unregistered

There's a difference between making a device that is similar to a competitor, and one that is virtually identical.

17. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

It's a render not the real product . So, how can someone say it's similar or identical. The real product is still to be seen. And everyone is already jumping to the conclusion..

24. TerryTerius unregistered

I didn't say anything at all about this product.

9. NoAllegiance unregistered

Who made the display though? Samsung?

10. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Doubt this will be the design, huawei phones are nicer looking than Samsung's by far, especially the mate 8

11. justReLaxx

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

S7 Edge? S6 Edge? S6 Edge Plus? What is this?

12. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Did they just copy paste their logo?

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

If they get sued, at least we know how Samsung will make up for their lost in cash.

16. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Fake news. Huawei has never used front finger print.

18. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

Copycats or copydogs... don't care Anything as an upgrade from th already awesome p9 Plus is more than welcome

20. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Home button?

21. ginno4196

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

now i truly Huawei is just like the other Chinese phones copying is all the know

22. irossdrummer

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Holy s**t the curved version is a 1:1 copy of the s7 edge/note7....

23. Furbal unregistered

Why would huawei go to a front fingerprint scanner?

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

No, it doesn't make sense to release the curved version in China only! There is a huge void left by the Note 7 and no one is trying to fill it... WHY?!? I would buy one in a heartbeat, especially if it had a stylus! Wake up!!!

26. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

This new flagships design seem to be a Samsung copy-cut!

27. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

copy or not, it is how note should be made. - better fast charging - bigger battery - no explosions Just hope software side is polished and 7.0

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