Huawei is working on an exciting new smartphone, known as Mate 9, and information on the upcoming device has been leaking for some time now. The latest specs leak comes from Xiaomi Today and reveals some additional details on the smartphone. Huawei is expected to unveil the upcoming Mate 9 on November 3, during an event to be hosted in Munich, Germany. The flagship smartphone is rumored to come with a 5.-9-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.
The device maker might equip the phone with its recently announced Kirin 960 chipset and offer the handset in three variants. One of them will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, codenamed Manhattan, and another one will come with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, called Long Island. There’s also a variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
In addition, Mate 9 could come with a dual camera setup on the back, with 20MP and 12MP Leica sensors and f/2.0 aperture. Front camera capacity could reach 8MP. The fingerprint scanner will be placed under the dual-camera setup on the back. Huawei Mate 9 is expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Emotion UI 5 on top. Battery capacity might reach 3,000mAh, with SuperCharge feature to charge the phone to 50% capacity in just five minutes.
Pricing for the Huawei Mate 9 was also revealed. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory will be made available in three color options and carry a price tag of up to $510. The model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory will be sold for about $585, while the premium version with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage could have a price tag of $705 and be made available in six color options. Rumors say that sales of the premium Long Island variant of the Mate 9 will be restricted to China, while the Manhattan version will be made available for purchase globally.