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" 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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7 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

$1,300 for the top tier model? I could have a 4K i7 16GB Ram laptop for the same price. That price is just pushing it too far for something that will be outdated in months.

2. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

With upcoming SOC built on 10nm node, 960 will be a little outdated. I wonder who will buy top model for $1300 (target audience)?

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

Well, it is only for China. Production could be limited like 100,000 units.

7. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

When 10nm Will come, the 970 Will be already here.

4. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

$1300?! Who wants to buy phone with such price? Better buy a high spec laptop.

5. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

This huawei is so overconfident.

6. NicAngel unregistered

I don't care about the top spec model with curved display and 256gb storage. The regular version with flat screen and 128gb will be enough for me and this one won't cost more than an iphone 7 or Galaxy S7 edge for example.

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