Huawei's new flagship phone Mate 9 is set to be unveiled at 2 pm CET (6.30 pm IST) on November 3 in Munich, Germany.
Going by the leaked images and specification details, the upcoming Huawei Mate 9 is said to have huge upgrades in terms of design language, CPU and especially camera hardware over its predecessor, the Mate 8.
To provide better perspective, we sifted through multiple reliable reports and have come with a list of all the key features, which are most likely to make the cut in Huawei Mate 9.
Design language and display:
Just a few days ago, a series of high-resolution raw photos of Huawei Mate 9 surfaced online revealing that the device will have dual-edge curved screen similar to Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge and the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Note 2.
And on the back, it is expected to boast full-metal cover with dual-lens camera and fingerprint sensor.
Word on the street is that Huawei Mate 9 will be made available in two variants –one, with flat display panel having full HD (1920x1080p) and another dubbed as the Mate 9 Pro series with dual-edge screen having QHD (2560x1440p) resolution.
Both the models are said to have 5.9-inch screen size.
Processor, RAM and storage:
Huawei Mate 9 is reported to come packed with the company's recently announced HiSilicon Kirin 960 (2.5GHz Cortex A72 x 4 + 1.8GHz Cortex A53 x 4) octa-core processor and will be backed by Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
Huawei's generic Mate 9 model is said to come with two configuration, one having 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage and another with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Whereas, the advanced Pro series will house 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Mobile Operating System:
Based on the leaked benchmark test scores, Huawei's Mate 9 and Pro series are said to come with Google's Android 7.0 Nougat having Emotion v5.0 UI out-of-the-box.
If you thought Huawei P9's Leica camera awesome, then, wait until you get your hands on the company's true flagship phone-- Mate 9.
Popular spy, Evan Blass (aka evleaks) has claimed the camera in the Mate 9 will have superior Leica-designed 20MP snapper with dual lens and f/2.0 aperture size for maximum light absorption.
It will be supported by dual-tone LED flash and laser autofocus.
To power the massive 5.9-inch display, Huawei has reportedly incorporated 4,000mAh battery with fast charging technology
Keep an eye on this space as we will be bringing more detailed report on the official Huawei Mate 9 launch on November 3.