A photo and the technical specifications of the upcoming flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate 9, were leaked on Weibo. The China based company’s handset follows in the footsteps of its flagship phone, the Huawei P9, in that it also features Dual Leica cameras on the rear.
The placement of the cameras however are quite different, instead of placing them vertically (side by side) on the top edge, Huawei has opted to embed the dual lens in a horiziontal fashion (one above the other), at the upper half of the back panel.
And right next to the first lens, is the dual LED flash. The cameras appear to have a metal ring, which stands apart from the rest of the phone, which happens to be sporting a full metal design.
The display which looks to be bezel less, is apparently a 2K screen, which is also pressure sensitive, i.e, likely similar to Force Touch on the Apple iPhone 6S. It is worth noting that Google’s upcoming version of its mobile operating system, Android N, will support a similar technology called, 3D Touch.
The phablet has its power button and the volume rocker keys on its right edge. A physical home button can be seen in the leaked image, which is likely to come with an embedded fingerprint scanner. It is safe to assume that the phone will come with bottom firing speakers, since the photo doesn’t show the speaker grille on the front or back of the device.
The Huawei Mate 9 will be powered by an in-house processor, likely the Kirin 955 or the 960 chipset. The device will run on Huawei’s new EMUI 5.0 OS, and will support fast charging.
The Huawei Mate 9 will be launched sometime in September 2016