Huawei Mate 9 expected to ship with Kirin 960 chipset, dual 20MP cameras

By Shawn Knight
Sep 12, 2016
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  1. A promotional image for Huawei’s upcoming Mate 9 smartphone seemingly confirms a couple of previously leaked hardware components.

    The image in question notes that the Mate 9 will feature HiSilicon’s Kirin 960 SoC and a dual 20-megapixel rear camera system.

    If true, Huawei’s Mate 9 could be among the first handsets to utilize HiSilicon’s Kirin 960 SoC. That wouldn’t be unprecedented as HiSilicon chips have debuted in Huawei-branded phones in the past.

    As Android Authority notes, not much is known about the Kirin 960 although most believe it’ll consist of four Cortex-A73 cores and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores in a big. LITTLE configuration built on TSMC’s 16-nanometer manufacturing process.

    The dual 20-megapixel rear camera system, meanwhile, is expected to be certified by Leica (much like the Huawei P9) although it’s unclear exactly how Huawei will use the two cameras. We can also see that there appears to be a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device just under the camera and flash assembly.

    GSM Arena further believes that the Mate 9 will feature 6GB of RAM and ship running Android 7.0 Nougat with an Emotion UI 5.0 overlay.

    Keep in mind that the authenticity of the promo image can’t be verified but its advertised specifications do line up with earlier rumors.

    Huawei is expected to announce the Mate 9 by the end of the year, likely in time for the holiday buying season.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,389   +329

    If its anything like the galaxy Note its going to be a blast
    Skidmarksdeluxe, Reehahs and Adhmuz like this.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,549   +852

    oh boy here come the heated arguements. Might even get a flame war
    Skidmarksdeluxe and Reehahs like this.
  4. tanbh818

    tanbh818 TS Rookie

    Hopefully, this new phone will put huawei right up there in the league of iphone and samsung, great going, huawei.
    Reehahs likes this.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    It will also have the 3.5mm audio port :D
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    It could even be an 'explosive' situation.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    The implementation of the dual cameras (which seems to be in fashion for the moment) looks to be a lot neater than some other manufacturers abortions.

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