Huawei Mate 9 Spoiler: Specs Leak Online Ahead Of Official Launch Event

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Alleged specs of the 256GB Huawei Mate 9 hit the Web before its official launch. Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Slated for a November 3 unveiling, the Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be a contender on the mobile phone market. As PhoneArena reports, previous leaks suggest that the new Huawei Mate 9 handset will come in three built-in storage options. According the whispers, there’s a 64GB model and a 128GB model, both fitted with 4GB of RAM. The third smartphone to complete the trio will purportedly sport 256GB if internal storage and a whopping 6GB of RAM. Potential owners of the latter model will surely be at the top of the food chain with this type of hardware on deck.

Now, thanks to a new post on the Chinese microblog Weibo, the alleged specs of the 256GB flavor of the Huawei Mate 9 trio of phones are now in the wild. According to this juicy piece of info, the device’s specs sheet includes a 5.9-inch 4K Ultra HD display, an octacore Kirin 960 chipset and a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. Previous reports claim that the new phone will feature a Full HD display instead of a 4K reso screen. If we’re to believe these reported Huawei Mate 9 specs, it’s expected to arrive on shelves sporting a 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel dual camera design. Rumor has it that the phone’s design strategy places its fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone, under its two cameras. Factory installed Android 7.0 Nougat is said to power the Huawei Mate 9--no surprise there since it’s the latest version of Google’s Linux based mobile software.

Prior leaks surrounding the Huawei Mate 9 include supposed official renders followed by real life images of the upcoming handset. This combination of rumors and specs out the upcoming Mate 9’s distinct aesthetics, hardware and software specs just a few days ahead of its tentative November 3 launch date. As with all preliminary rumors and leaks that accompany unreleased phones, this recent tea spill about the Huawei Mate 9 should be taken with a grain of salt. We’ll learn all we need to know about the new phone including its official specs, pricing, and availability within just a few days. 

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