There have been a couple of Huawei Mate 9 rumours floating around in the last few months, but nothing as significant as the latest.

A couple of pics have been posted on Chinese forum site Weibo that are of the alleged casing for the forthcoming flagship smartphone. In addition, some of the specifications were listed alongside them.

If true, the Huawei Mate 9 will have a 5.9-inch screen with a Full HD resolution. It is again said to have the Kirin 960 processor, something touted since April and the launch of the firm's P9 series of phones. And there will be options for 4GB and 6GB of RAM, much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which is likely to feature the latter in China.

The only newly leaked specification that doesn't resonate so well is that it will come with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear. All previous leaks claim it will either have a 12-megapixel snapper or a mammoth 20-megapixel sensor, topping the dual cameras on the P9.

Still, the casing looks nice and consistent with the company's design trend, so could well be the real deal.

There is no word of a release date but with IFA 2016 only a few weeks away, we have a good feeling it could make an appearance there, in Berlin.