Ahead of its official unveiling on the 3rd of November, the alleged final designs of the Huawei Mate 9 have been leaked. Interestingly, unlike its predecessor, the Huawei Mate 8, the Mate 9 comes with two different display technologies; one has a conventional flat display, while another boasts a dual-curved display.
The image above shows these two models of the Mate 9: the top row devices are the standard Mate 9 – code-named Manhattan – while the three devices in the bottom row are the higher-end “Long Island” Mate 9, which has dual-curved displays. Not only is this a similar display used in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, this variant of the Mate 9 looks strikingly similar to the former as well – right down to the home button.
In terms of specification, the dual-curved display variant of the Mate 9 is said to be the higher-end device of the two models: it is said to be packed with a QHD resolution display to better support Google’s Daydream VR. The standard Mate 9, on the other hand, supposedly has a 1080p display instead; the dual-curved variant may be exclusively sold in China as well.
Other alleged specifications of the Mate 9 include a 5.9-inch display, a Kirin 960 octa-core processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM, storage capacities of up to 256GB, as well as a dual-camera system, which is said to consist of two 20MP cameras. Naturally, the camera system is said to be “Leica-certified” as well, much like the Huawei P9.
As is always the case with early information, it still remains to be seen if these are truly the final design and specifications of the Huawei Mate 9. Regardless, all will be revealed come 3 November 2016.