It is expected, Huawei will unveil Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro on November 3 at an event in China. The company has shared a media invite for the same.
Thought the invite doesn’t explicitly mention the names of the devices it plans to launch but a picture of the speeding car at the centre hints the devices will be based on Kirin 960 CPU. And as per the leaks, we know what is going to power Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro.
Huawei Mate 9 is expected to come with 5.9-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) Neo-IPS LCD display. Underneath the hood, it will sport Huawei’s own Kirin 960 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking. Moreover, as mentioned previously, the Kirin 960 chipset is said to consist of four Cortex-A73 cores and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores and it will be clocked at 2.6 GHz. The chip is also expected to be manufactured using the 16nm process and there is ARM Mali T880 GPU for graphics.
It is expected to have a dual-camera set up with one being a Monochrome sensor and the other one RGB sensor for capturing colour images. The resolution is said to be 20 megapixels. Just like the P9, Huawei has partnered with Leica this time as well and has come up with a unique Picture Quality Algorithm developed by both the companies. Further, unlike the absence of OIS in P9, Huawei is likely to implement OIS in Mate 9’s dual camera set up. Adding to this, Mate 9’s camera set up will also feature f/2.0 aperture, 4x optical zoom, laser auto-focus, hybrid auto-focus feature, contrast focus and depth focus. The device will come in three storage options – 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB.
On the other hand, Mate 9 Pro is almost similar to Mate 9 in terms of specifications except that it will come with a Quad HD resolution display and dual-curved edge screen up front.
Regarding the pricing, Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be priced at $480 (Rs 32,000) for 64GB variant going up to $700 (Rs 48,600) for 256GB variant. While the curved edges Pro variant might have a price tag of as high as $1,300.
Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro image: Evan Blass Twitter
Invite Image: GSM Arena