Huawei Mate 9 and Lenovo Moto M are two devices that have seen several leaks over the past months and so many things have happened in between I almost forgot about them both. But new leaks seem to have surfaced for both of them and the Lenovo Vibe P2 which is now expected to launch alongside the Lenovo Moto M.
Huawei Mate 9
The Mate 9 is Huawei’s upcoming flagship phablet. This handset will be a direct successor to the Huawei Mate 8 which was introduced at the end of last year, and as mentioned, it has been leaking out for months now. That being said, the company had released a number of teasers lately, including a TV commercial which teased great battery life for the Huawei Mate 9.
We also know that this phablet will be introduced on November 3rd in Munich, Germany. We’ll probably see a number of new rumors / leaks and teasers before that happens however, and one such rumor just surfaced. Pan Jiutang, a well-known China-based analyst who usually makes all sorts of predictions before one of China’s largest OEMs introduce their devices, says that the Huawei Mate 9 will sport two camera sensors on its back, the 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel snappers. As a reminder, the Huawei P9 devices shipped with two 12-megapixel shooters on the back, so it seems like the company is upping the ante.
Mr. Jiutang did not mention what pixel size will the two cameras have, nor what kind of an aperture are we looking at here, he did not mention any sort of additional info when it comes to Mate 9’s camera sensors. You can expect these two cameras to ship with Leica’s lenses, and chances are these will be Sony’s sensors on the inside. Previous rumours have suggested that the Mate 9 will have 4X Optical Zoom and I suggested Huawei may be going the Apple route, which kind of sits in line with this leak.
Lenovo Moto M and Lenovo P2
Talking about previous leaks, the Lenovo Moto M has also been doing the rounds on the internet for a while now. This is the company’s upcoming mid-range handset. The Moto M handset was certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) quite recently, and a newly-leaked teaser suggests that the phone could launch on November 8th, along with the Lenovo P2, also a mid-range device which was already officially announced during IFA in Berlin back in September.
The Moto M will not sport the 16-pin connectors that are required for Moto Mods, meaning that this device will not be compatible with Moto Mods, at all. The Moto M is expected to sport a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable internal storage. This device will be fueled by the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor, along with the Mali-T860 GPU. The 16-megapixel shooter will be located on the back of the Moto M, and an 8-megapixel snapper will be placed on the device’s front side.
You will be able to charge the 300mAh battery really fast as it will offer fast charging. The fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back of the metallic body, both a first for a Moto smartphone. This handset is expected to ship in Gold and Silver color options, powered by Android 6.0.1 and is expected to cost 1,999 Yuan ($294). There is also a word that the Moto M might ship with bundled Microsoft Apps.
The Lenovo Vibe P2, on the other hand, has a 5100 mAh battery, which is also the USP of the device. Fortunately it supports fast charging of some sort, but it’s not clear which one. The Vibe P2 gets a plastic back with a metal finish, and metal frames on the side. In terms of design, it similar to the Vibe series.
The Vibe P2 can be used to charge other smartphones as well, which makes sense because it is essentially a battery pack with a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, Adreno 506 GPU, 13-megapixel rear facing camera, a 5-megapixel front snapper. The device packs in 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. A 1.5W speaker is also a part of the package, as is the TI TAS2555 smart amplifier.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes out of the box here, and there are two SIM card slots included here as well.
I’m curious more about the Lenovo Vibe P2 because the Vibe P1 had a more than stellar battery life and it will be interesting to see if the Vibe P2 can top it. What about you? Are you looking forward to any of these devices?