We've only recently seen a couple of flagship Huawei phones launched, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, but there is talk of another device coming from the Chinese company that could overshadow them - at least where the camera is concerned.

The Huawei Mate 9 could come with 20-megapixel dual camera tech, says industry analyst Pan Jiutang. That would suggest its sensors would be far better than those in the P9, which features 12-megapixel dual cameras.

Considering the company has been shouting from the rooftops about the P9's photography skills - especially about its partnership with Leica - an enhancement would be more impressive still.

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Jiutang also claims that the Mate 9 will be the first handset from the manufacturer to feature the Kirin 960 chipset. The processing unit is rumoured to use ARM Artemis cores for the first time and an octa-core architecture.

It is also expected to support Cat 12 LTE connectivity.

Gizmochina suggests that the Huawei Mate 9 will launch in late 2016, which would make sense considering the Mate 8 was announced late last year. It's worth noting though that Pan Jiutang is just an analyst and although he might have made several accurate calls in the past, the specs above are only based on his considered opinion.

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