Huawei has been making some great smartphone cameras of late. We reviewed the Huawei P9, and found that it beat the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 in terms of pure image quality. The company had partnered with lens maker Leica to fine tune the camera performance of the Huawei P9. Now, the company is planning to release a new high-end smartphone with a similar dual-camera setup and Leica lenses.
According to various rumours and reports, the upcoming Huawei Mate 9 will come with a dual-camera setup and a high-end HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. A few days back, the Mate 9 was spotted visiting the GeekBench benchmark, confirming the a 5.9-inch display and Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI. Now, new information from has surfaced online, indicating the presence of fast charging and dual-camera setup.
Huawei Mate 9 Specifications
The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to feature a 5.9-inch (1920×1080p) display. Based on its GeekBench listing, the device will be equipped with an octa-core HiSilicon Hi3660 processor with Mali-T880 GPU. It is expected to feature a dual-camera setup with a 12-megapixel sensor and a 20-megapixel sensor at the back. The front-facing camera will have a resolution of 8 megapixels. The report also claims that the Mate 9 uses a “Super Charge Technology” that can charge the device up to 50% in just 5 minutes, which is a bit hard to believe.
The Mate 9 is rumored to be launched in November, and is expected to be priced around $475 with the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Considering the smartphone market in China, the 6GB RAM variant might be launched to compete with the OnePlus 3 and the Mi 5s Plus. Huawei is also working hard in the hardware department with development of the Kirin 970 SoC which is likely to be powerful. It might give a tough fight to rivals Snapdragon 821 and Exynos 8890.