Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro renders reveal a flat and a curved screen variant

The Huawei Mate 9 is scheduled to be announced on November 3 – less than two weeks from now, and with the big day coming closer, we’ve been witness more and more leaks on the high-end phablet. Here’s another. The new renders shows several sides of the upcoming flagship from Huawei, including the same dual-lens Leica Summarit H 1:2.2/27 ASPH camera array found on the Huawei P9. That means one lens for capturing grayscale and the other for RGB.

Coming from trusted source Evan Blass (@evleaks), the single image depicts the flat-screened Manhattan version – supposedly, there will be an even more premium dual-curved Long Island model– this time in a darker than the usual rose gold purplish tint.

Huawei Mate 9

A minor design change from previously leaked renders – the lens properties have been relocated from the top to the side. The presence of the Leica-branded (‘co-developed’, the two companies insist on calling it) dual-camera setup has been more or less established by now, but this design we’re seeing here does have a particular air of finality to it.

Huawei Mate 9 Pro

You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s also a 3.5 mm headphone port up top at least on the flat version.

On both renders there appears to be an IR blaster up top and USB Type-C at the bottom. The second render reveals two speaker grills on the bottom, although it may well turn out to be the old twin-grills-with-only-one-speaker trick. Hopefully Huawei has learned its lesson from the Mate 8 and gone stereo.

The latest rumor mill Mate 9 specs include  a 5.9-inch QHD display for the Mate 9 Pro, with the regular Mate 9 receiving a Full HD display, while both will be powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Kirin 960 processor. Memory and storage options are likely to come in the form of 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB or 128GB of storage, along with a 6GB of RAM & 256GB of storage configuration for supporting Google’s new Daydream VR platform.

All said, there’s an uncanny resemblance to a certain phablet that’s no more. Thoughts?

Source : Venture Beat

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