With Huawei's Mate 9 event looming, company shares official teaser poster

While most of the mobile industry's big guns have shown their hands for 2016, there's still plenty to look forward to as the year draws to a close. The Huawei Mate 9, which will likely be accompanied by an additional Pro model, will almost certainly be unveiled at the Chinese outfit's confirmed November 3rd event. With ten days still to go until the grand unveiling, Huawei's official Weibo page has dropped a teaser. 

Unfortunately, the graphic doesn't add any particularly exciting information, other than running with 'A Step Ahead' as its slogan. From what we've gathered thus far of the Mate 9 series, though, there may be some substance to these claims. Set to be adorned with the company's just-unveiled Kirin 960 SoC, early benchmarks indicate that the chipset is second only to Apple's new A10 in mobile industry. 

The Mate 9 will apparently get a 5.9-inch FHD display, up to 6 GB RAM, 256 gigs of storage and a mammoth 4000 mAh battery. According to a recent tidbit from Evan Blass, the rear-facing duo camera of the Mate 9 will include 4x optical zoom, which would be a real boon for point-and-shoot enthusiasts. The Pro variant is said to be even more of a humdinger, with a 5.9-inch QHD display featuring a dual curved-edge finish akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Huawei's liberal use of high-end specs and features won't come cheap, though, with Blass having also added that prices will reach $1300 for the top-of-the-line Mate 9 Pro. Nevertheless, we can't wait to see it, and we'll be sure to pass on any further leaks in advance of next week's big reveal. 

source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Huawei Emotion UI

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