On October 19th will be unveiled the Kirin 960 chipset, which is expected to be used for Huawei’s next gen phablet and which was designed by the Chinese company, but it was produced by TSMC. Huawei hasn’t confirmed the rumored specs of the Mate 9, but we’ll know soon if the device will come with the aforementioned chipset and a dual camera setup.
It seems that there’s a new trend followed by all major mobile device manufacturers, because most recently released flagships have received a dual camera setup in their backs. Huawei has collaborated with Leica for the optics on the P9, and because the fans were pleased with the pictures taken with this smartphone, the company has decided to release another device with a dual camera. One of the sensors will support a resolution of 20MP and the other will have a lower resolution of 12MP, but together, they will do a great job. Most likely, the list of features will include OIS, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, but we don’t have any information about the apertures. As for the camera that will handle selfies, it will have a decent resolution of 8MP.
The dimensions and weight of the Mate 9 haven’t been revealed yet, but the body will be made of metal and a fingerprint scanner will be present on the back, under the camera module. The battery capacity isn’t known yet, but it will be charged up to 50 percent in only 5 minutes, thanks to the new Super Charge Technology.
The screen will measure 5.9-inch and will sport a Full HD resolution. The Kirin 960 chipset will be powered by an octa-core 2.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor that will be backed by 4GB of RAM if coupled with the two variants of internal memories with capacities of 64GB and 128GB, but there will be a top-end model with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The Huawei Mate 9 will be released in mid-November and it will cost: $480 for the 64GB variant, $585 for 128GB of native storage and $705 for the premium model.