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Recently, Huawei has released the Mate 9 (a phablet and a direct successor to the Mate 8) and Mate 9 Porsche Design (a semi-luxury device that costs €1,395) flagships and there are plenty rumors suggesting that the Chinese manufacturer will soon release a Lite version. The mid-range smartphone has been certified by the FCC and it will come with the BLL-L23 FCC ID.



While the Huawei Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch display, the Lite version will be smaller, measuring 5.5-inch, so it will have the same size as the Mate 9 Porsche Design, only that it won’t have a curved screen, and it’s not sure if it will support a Full HD or HD resolution.

Inside the Mate 9 Lite we’ll find a Kirin-branded chipset, but it won’t be the Kirin 960 clocked at 2GHz, as many tech websites claim. The device will be powerful enough because it will support 3GB of RAM, and there will be two SIM card slots that will allow users to expand the internal memory with a capacity of 32GB. It’s pretty certain that on the rear side will be placed a dual camera setup, but it remains to be seen if Huawei will use the same camera sensors from the Mate 9 or not.

First images of the Mate 9 Lite that leaked on the internet revealed that the phone will have a fingerprint scanner on the back, as well as a single LED flash sensor. The phone will come pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and reports say that the release date is imminent. The Lite version will have the same design as the Mate 9, but most likely, instead of aluminum, Huawei will use plastic to cover its body. The price of the Mate 9 Lite hasn’t been revealed yet, but it will be lower than $600.

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