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Huawei Mate 9 huge leak reveals prices, specs and more

by Jacob Kleinman | September 28, 2016September 28, 2016 2:30 pm PST

Huawei’s Mate 9 has been leaking a lot lately. The rumored flagship phone is expected to arrive sometime this fall, but a fresh leak may have revealed some key launch details ahead of time. A tweet from PlayfulDroid spills potential pricing, specs and color options for three different versions of the Huawei Mate 9.

It looks like the cheapest version of the Mate 9 will start at 3,200 yuan (roughly $480), though you can also upgrade to dual-SIM for 3,400 yuan ($509). It packs 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage and comes in white, gold or graphite gray. For  3,700 yuan ($555), you can upgrade the device to 128GB of storage, which also unlocks two more color options in rose gold and brown.

Finally, there’s the premium Mate 9 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for CNY 4,700 ($700). It comes in all the previous colors along with a dark black option. Rumor has it the company could bundle the high-end handset with a new Huawei Watch 2, though it’s unclear how much that combo will cost.

The leaked image also appears to confirm a few major hardware details. The device apparently packs a pair of 12-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. It’s also expected to sport a 6-inch display, a Kirin 960 processor, an iris scanner and run Android Nougat out of the box.

Huawei hasn’t confirmed plans for the Mate 9 yet, but the company’s expected to unveil it this fall. Last year’s Mate 8 debuted in late November, so it could still be a few months before the new handset makes an official appearance. Then again, with all these leaks it’s possible the device could be right around the corner.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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