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Huawei set to release Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro: Everything you need to know

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Huawei has released the first teaser for the newest member of its Mate-series ahead of their launch on 3rd November. Dubbed Mate 9, we will get to witness the release of its two variants, Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, both featuring some beastly specs.

Like all new smartphones these days, the leaks of the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro have been pouring online. And according to those leaks, the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will feature big displays and good battery life, just like their predecessors. However, if some rumors are to be believed, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro will come at a staggering price of $1,300.

This article is based on the rumors that have circulated over the internet. These specifications could change once the devices are released.

Display, Design, and Hardware

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will feature designs we have already seen in the past.
Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will feature designs we have already seen in the past.

The Huawei Mate 9 stands 5.9-inch tall and will reportedly sport a display of resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels with 373 for the PPI. The classic model, code-named Manhattan, looks much like the Huawei Mate 8. It will have a metal body and slightly rounded off edges.

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro, code-named Long Island, will feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display. It looks so much like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy Note 7 because of the curved screen and the physical home button mounted below the display. This physical button will also serve as a fingerprint sensor and will be coupled with a second fingerprint sensor at the back.

Both Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will feature HiSilicon’s new and powerful Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor clocked at 2.6GHz.

Software and Memory

The Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Emotion UI 5.0 on top. These two devices will be the first of Huawei’s devices to run the newest version of Android OS.

Both devices will be available in three storage option – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The 64GB and 128GB variant will feature 4GB RAM while the 256GB variant will have 6GB RAM. According to some rumors, these devices will even house a microSD card slot giving users an additional 256GB of storage.

Camera and Battery

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will reportedly feature dual cameras.
Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will reportedly feature dual cameras.

Reports have stated that both the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will boast Leica-branded dual rear facing 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The dual primary cameras on their last flagship,the P9, were stunning. So, we can expect the the Mate9 and Mate 9 Pro’s cameras to be amazing as well. These dual cameras will be equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and 4x optical zoom. The rear facing camera will be accompanied by an 8-megapixel front facing camera.

There have been some debates about the battery size in the devices. Some rumors suggest that the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will feature a huge 4000mAh battery whereas some suggest the device will house a 3000mAh battery. But 4000mAh seems more believable as the Huawei Mate 8 had the same battery capacity and the company certainly wants the battery to last long in the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro.

Release Date and Price

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro release date: November 3, 2016.
Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro release date: November 3, 2016.

Huawei has already sent out invitations to a press event on 3rd November in Munich. The company hasn’t mentioned anything about the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro though, saying it will launch a ‘new flagship device’ in the event.

Rumor mills suggest that Mate 9 could start roughly at $475 and the top end model to be priced astonishing at $1,300. This is, however, just a rumor and the pricing could change once the devices released.

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro’s Rumored Specifications:

  Mate 9 Mate 9 Pro
DISPLAY 5.9-inch (1920 x 1080 pixel) IPS-NEO LCD display with 368 PPI 5.9/6.0-inch (1440 x 2560 pixel) IPS-NEO LCD display with 490 PPI
CHIPSET Hisilicon Kirin 960 Hisilicon Kirin 960
CPU 2.6Ghz Octa-Core Processor 2.6Ghz Octa-Core Processor
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
INTERNAL MEMORY 64GB/128GB/256GB 64GB/128GB/256GB
EXPANDABLE MEMORY Up to 256GB Up to 256GB
RAM 4GB/6GB 4GB/6GB
REAR CAMERA Dual 20MP and 12MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, 4x Optical Zoom Dual 20MP and 12MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, 4x Optical Zoom
FRONT CAMERA 8MP 8MP
BATTERY 3000mAh or 4000mAh 3000mAh or 4000mAh