Huawei Mate 9 with Kirin 960 Chipset to be Unveiled on November 8

Not to be outdone by fellow Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, Huawei is expected to release their flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate 9, on November 8, just over a month after the unveiling of the premium Mi 5S phone.

Related: Xiaomi Mi 5S with Snapdragon 821 SoC to Launch on September 27

Aside from the supposed unveiling date, rumored variants of the Mate 9 phablet were posted on Weibo, detailing several RAM and internal storage configurations.

Unbox reported a week ago that the Huawei Mate 9 might be delayed until the last month of 2016, according to a Chinese industry analyst. Fortunately, for Huawei fans, the premium phablet’s unwrapping has been supposedly bumped a month earlier.

Here’s the updated spec sheet for the Huawei Mate 9. Not too many updates from the last time, so┬ástay tuned for more details as we near its release window.

Huawei Mate 9 (Rumored Specs)

  • HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • 6-inch FHD IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 64GB, 128GB or 256GB internal storage
  • 20-megapixel dual rear┬ácameras, Leica optics, optical image stabilization
  • Cat.12 LTE support
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (EMUI 5.0)

The cheapest Huawei Mate 9 variant supposedly has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and will be priced at $475 (~Php 22.8K) and the version with 6GB RAM, 256GB storage will be pegged at $700 (~Php 33.5K).

Source: PhoneRadar, GSMArena

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