Specs leak for the premium variant of the Huawei Mate 9; 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage

Specs leak for the premium variant of the Huawei Mate 9; 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage
On November 3rd, the Huawei Mate 9 will be unveiled. According to a previous leak, we expect three different variants of the phone to be unveiled. There will be a model with 4GB of RAM carrying 64GB of internal storage, a version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and the top-of-the-line unit with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Today, a Weibo post reveals what are alleged to be the specs for the most premium of the three variants. We expect to see a 5.9-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The home grown Kirin 960 chipset is under the hood featuring an octa-core CPU, and the Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. As we previously mentioned, there will be 6GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage inside.

The back of the phablet sports a dual-camera setup. One of the cameras will be a 20MP snapper while the other weighs in at 12MP. A fingerprint scanner is placed underneath the dual cameras on the back, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed. A previous rumor had this premium version of the Mate 9 priced at the equivalent of $705 USD.

November 3rd is just days away. On that date, we should learn everything about the Huawei Mate 9 including specs, pricing and availability.

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



1. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

$705 is a very reasonable price tag for the premium version

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its actually a good price for 256GB The 256GB 7 Plus is $969 Maybe I'm wrong, but I dont think there's actually a phone with 256GB on board storage that's cheaper

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Samsung is shameless in not making 128GB/256GB capacity phones. Given the price of high speed cards, it seems reasonable to pay for builtin memory.

4. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Who do u think are behind 128GB/256GB flash storages for phones?http://gizmodo.com/your-next-phone-might-have-256gb-of-storage-thanks-to-s-1761225005 https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-introduces-industrys-first-128-gigabyte-universal-flash-storage-for-smartphones Without Samsung it will even taking longer for phones to have 128/256GB flash storages on phones.

6. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Hello, read my post carefully. Samsung Semiconductor makes the memory chips not Samsung Mobile. They reluctantly announces higher capacity for their own galaxy phones but not care to release properly. Mostly only the base versions are sold in the market (with Note7 it has now come to 64GB base storage). But you rarely see any 128/256GB galaxy phones.

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It doesn't make much sense for them to do so considering the built in micro-SD card slot that can expand storage up to 256 GB. Even though internal storage is much faster than a micro SD slot, consumers seemingly would still rather pay $70 for 256 GB micro SD card over $200 premium for the internal storage. Remember, the S6 did NOT come with a micro SD slot and they DID offer those 128 GB models. It cost a $200 premium over their 32 GB base model when the reality was a 128 GB micro SD card cost maybe $60 at most at the time. And to top it all off the sales of the 128 GB version was so bad that Samsung had to discontinue offering the higher capacity internal storage when they created the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus last year: https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-to-galaxy-note-5-s6-edge-buyers-no-128gb-option-for-you/

3. DonChoi

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

正面指紋 means a fingerprint scanner is placed on the front of the phone

7. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

But in the picture it's in the back .

9. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

So the base Model might be $500? Nice!

10. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Is this something that is unlocked and works with Att in the US? Thank you

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