Rumours surrounding what the Huawei Mate 9 will look like, what features it will have and when it will be released have been circling for some time. We could now finally have an answer to that final question: December.
At least, that’s according to Chinese site Weibo, and then picked up by Dutch site TechTastic. The rumour says because the Mate 7 was released in October and the Mate 8 in November, logic suggests the Mate 9 will appear in December. If not then, then at least the fourth quarter of 2016.
The specs we’ve already seen tipped for the Huawei Mate 9 have been pitched once again: 2.8GHz Kirin 960 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It’s also predicted the Mate 9 will come with a dual lens camera, which this time round is said to be a 20-megapixel affair.
Up until now, rumours have suggested it will come with either a 12-megapixel or a 20-megapixel sensor, we’re hoping for the latter.
The dual lens setup will combine a black and white image sensor with a full colour one and combine the two images to hopefully produce more accurate pictures. The Huawei P9 used Leica imaging technology for its camera, but it’s not clear if the Mate 9 will have the same benefits.
Elsewhere, specs are said to include a 5.9-inch Full HD screen and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.