If you are among those who are expecting the Huawei Mate 8's successor, the Mate 9, to be unwrapped at the company's unveiling event this coming September, then you should know that it will not be happening.
It was previously reported that Huawei recently sent media invites for an event on Sept. 1, in which the company will take the wraps off more than one new smartphone. This particular event will be held on the eve of IFA 2016 in Berlin that will take place from Sept. 2 to Sept. 7.
On June 28, the firm's Mobile Product line manager, Bruce Lee, confirmed that the Mate 9 would not arrive at the event as it will be too early for the company to debut the handset in September, reports GizmoChina.
What To Expect Then
With Lee's recent confirmation, this will then bring us to the question: What should Huawei fans expect to be announced at the event?
Rumor has it that it could instead introduce the Mate S2 phone, even though the Mate S did not gain much popularity last year. There is also a big chance that Huawei will unveil a Mate 8 variant that boasts a Force Touch display, just like the handset that previously emerged via Tenaa.
Possible Specs And Features
Speculation is rife that the Mate S2 could come fitted with yet-to-be-unveiled and homegrown Kirin 960 SoC with octa-core CPU. It is also said that the phone could be crammed with an amped-up GPU to enhance the chipset's graphics performance.
Moreover, it is rumored that the phone could sport these specs and features:
– water resistance
– 16 nm manufacturing node
– Cat. 12 LTE
– CDMA support
– 20 MP dual camera setup
Now, with regard to the upcoming Mate 9, it is likely that the company will still introduce the device in November. There has been a slew of rumors that have cropped up on the internet; however, it seems that no render has yet been leaked.
In any case, we might expect these specs and features that could be included in the phone:
– 6 GB of RAM (though it is also possible that the company will offer different variants of the device that could sport various RAM sizes)
– The phone could be fitted with Huawei's next flagship chipset, Kirin 960 SoC
– It could also be equipped with a pressure-sensitive screen
– It could rock a metal body
– It could feature the company's new Emotion User Interface (EMUI) skin
At any rate, we could expect Huawei to include beefed-up specs and features in its upcoming phones to make it at par with other handsets in the overcrowded smartphone market.
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