Renders of Flat and Curved Variants of the Huawei Mate 9 Leaked

Renders of Flat and Curved Variants of the Huawei Mate 9 Leaked

It’s been almost a year since Huawei launched the Mate 8 (and just a few months since they launched the P9), so the time is about right for a refresh in their flagship Mate lineup. While the device is still some time away from official launch, we’ve got some leaked renders to sate our thirst for new information about new devices.

Coming to us courtesy of Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass through his publication VentureBeat, the renders show us two different variants of the Mate 9. One is the standard variant, the other boasts of a display with curved sides.


Top: Manhattan; Bottom: Long Island

The devices are known right now by their internal codenames. The flat display variant is codenamed Manhattan, while the curved display variant is codenamed the Long Island. Manhattan is said to be the “base” version with an FHD display, while the Long Island is the more premium of the duo with its QHD display that will reportedly be up to Android’s Daydream spec. However, Long Island is said to be a China-exclusive, while Manhattan would be released globally.

Huawei Mate 9 "Manhattan"

Huawei Mate 9 “Manhattan”

Specs of the Huawei Mate 9 point to the devices having a 5.9″ display, an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC and several memory configurations, the highest of which will be at 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The camera setup will be the similar dual-lens, dual-sensor Leica setup similar to the one seen in the Huawei P9. The lenses and sensors are reportedly improved though, as it is tipped to be 20MP at f/2.0.

And since almost everyone looking at the renders will be thinking of it: Yes, the curved display variant looks like a Galaxy device. And yes, that looks like a button on the front. And yes, looking like the Note 7 might not be such a good idea from a marketing perspective, although it looks pretty nice in its own right.

The Huawei Mate 9 is set to be unveiled on November 3. We hope to come across more information on the devices as the launch date approaches.

What are your thoughts on the leaked renders of the Huawei Mate 9 variants? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: VentureBeat

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]