The Huawei Mate 9 could soon be unveiled to the world on Nov. 3, as the smartphone maker has already started sending out "save the date" emails here and there for an event in Munich, Germany.
Since it's said to be the "global unveiling of a new flagship device," it's a safe bet to assume that the Mate 8 successor will be officially announced there, and needless to say, it's going to be the star of the show.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu is set to personally unwrap the handset, just like the time he introduced the Nova and Nova Plus at IFA 2016. Considering that the executive usually takes the stage whenever the company is going to debut a major smartphone, the chances of the Mate 9 making an appearance are pretty high.
It's also worth mentioning that even before the invitations were handed out, a ton of rumors and leaks surrounding the anticipated handset have been cropping up generously.
As a little refresher, renders of the Mate 9 started to make rounds online recently, revealing a dual Leica camera setup on the rear and numerous color options that range from brown, gray and black to silver, gold and rose gold.
Going over the specs really quick, the smartphone in question is expected to house a HiSilicon Kirin 960 under the hood along with a 4,000 mAh battery to power through the day and don a 5.9-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Software-wise, it's said to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
According to one of the latest leaks via @playfuldroid on Twitter, the Mate 9 will be available in three options: a model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of default storage, 6 GB plus 128 GB and 6 GB plus 256 GB.
Huawei Mate 9 will be coming in 3 versions: 4GB+64GB / 6GB+128GB / 6GB+256GB pic.twitter.com/bV6lOqmU80
— Playfuldroid! (@playfuldroid) September 28, 2016
From the base variant to the top-of-the-line version, the prices start at approximately $480 and tops out at $700.
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet, and until the Nov. 3 event kicks off, everyone's guess is more or less as good as anyone else's. At any rate, the details that the rumor mill has been churning out give a good idea of what's to come.
Are you as pumped up as we are to see the next iteration of the Mate series that Huawei has up its sleeve? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.
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