Huawei is placing its bet to offer consumers a suitable alternative to the failed Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Chinese smartphone giant has confirmed a launch event for November 3, where it will unveil two premium smartphones -- Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro.
According to reports, Mate 9 Pro will be exclusive to China, while Mate 9 will be available internationally. The main difference between the two phones is the dual-curved edge screen and 2K resolution in Mate 9 Pro.
Both smartphones are expected to feature a same 5.9-inch display, but Mate 9 will have a Full HD resolution instead of a 2K one. The latest video teaser by the company shows that the new devices will have lasting battery.
"You know the moment when your battery jumps from 40 percent to 21 percent and then it turns off all of a sudden?" a person asks in the teaser video by Huawei. While nothing about Mate 9 or Mate 9 Pro was revealed in the video ad, the company concludes the video with a reminder to its Munich event on November 3. The handsets are expected to sport a 4,000mAh battery each.
Under the hood, the new phones will run Huawei's own Kirin 960 octa-core chipset, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. They will also run Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
On the camera front, there is going to be an impressive setup of 20MP+20MP dual cameras and an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies. Finally, the flagships, like every other, will feature a fingerprint scanner for authentication.
Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will come in multiple shades, including White, Gold, Graphite, Brown, Pink, and Black. The pricing is still a mystery, but expect the new flagships to cost on a higher scale.