Huawei has announced a press event for what is widely expected to be the much rumoured Huawei Mate 9 smartphone.

It is taking place at 2pm CET on Thursday 3 November in Munich, Germany. There is bound to be a livestream, which we will have details on closer to the time.

Huawei hasn't confirmed what it plans to unveil during the event, save for fact that it will be a "new flagship device". We are almost certain it'll be the Mate 9, especially as the Mate 8 launched in November last year, but an outside bet could be the also rumoured Huawei-made Nexus 7 tablet.

If it is the Mate 9, you can expect it to be a powerhouse and have a 2.8GHz Kirin 960 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and could sport a 20-megapixel dual-lens camera.

Other specs to have previously leaked include a 5.9-inch Full HD display and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Images have been circulating for a while, with the phone originally tipped for an IFA 2016 launch. However, it now looks like the Chinese firm will announce the handset in November, with an on-sale date currently thought to be early December.

We don't yet know in what territories it will be available, but as an invite to the event was sent to Pocket-lint, it suggests the UK will get the phone at the very least.