We’ve been hearing rumors about the Huawei Mate 9 for quite a while, now we also have the presumable date it’ll be launched. The next Huawei’s flagship might indeed get announced on November 8th, a bit sooner than what some people were thinking (i.e. December).
The Huawei Mate 9 is said to be coming in four versions: the cheapest two, which will be called “Standard Edition” and “Carrier Edition” (they support different networks), will sport 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; the “High edition” will also have 4GB of RAM but a larger 256GB ROM, while the “Monarch edition” will feature 6GB of RAM paired with a whopping 256GB of internal memory.Depending on the version, you’ll get different color options: the Standard / Carrier edition only come in silver, gray and gold, while the “High” version will also come in rose gold and white ceramic. The monarch version will have a special black enamel color option as well.
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The Huawei Mate 9, just like the Samsung Note 7, will also feature an iris scanner for unlocking the device, in addition to the fingerprint scanner placed on the back .
Let’s get to the prices: the Standard version will cost 3199 Yuan ($479) while the Carrier edition with more supported networks will cost 3399 ($509). The High version will sell for 3899 Yuan ($584), whereas the Monarch version will be priced 4699 Yuan ($704).
Huawei will also sell a bundle, which includes the Huawei Mate 9 Monarch edition and a 2nd gen Huawei smartwatch, for 7388 Yuan ($1,107).
Huawei Mate 9 specifications (rumoured)
According to previous leaks the Huawei Mate 9 should sport a 6.0″ display, dual 20MP Leica-certified cameras with OIS (optical image stabilization), Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and a Kirin 960 CPU (said to be able to support all networks).
We remind you these are all rumors and the company hasn’t confirmed most of them yet.