Huawei is expected to formally introduce its latest flagship device, the Mate 9, during an upcoming scheduled event to be held in the city of Munich in Germany next month. However, according to a report published by VentureBeat, the Chinese phone maker actually has plans of unveiling a couple of different body designs for the phablet on that event -- one with a normal display, and the other with a curved screen (leaked images here).
It is said that the two devices are codenamed internally by Huawei as Manhattan and Long Island. Among the two, Long Island is rumored to sport the dual edge curved display screen, which is reminiscent of Samsung’s Edge lineup of smartphone devices (including the recently cancelled Galaxy Note 7). Long Island is also expected to have the better specifications, and the talk is that the device will feature a QHD resolution in order to have support for Google’s Daydream virtual reality software platform. As for Manhattan, the device is rumored to be equipped with an FHD resolution.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but according to certain sources, it is quite possible that the Long Island variant will only be released in Huawei’s native homeland China. Still, Huawei is said to be planning a worldwide roll out of the Manhattan model, which should definitely hit all major mobile markets in the world, including the United States.
So far, component specifications have already surfaced in the interwebs. The Mate 9 will reportedly come with a 64 bit, octa core Hi Silicon Kirin 960 chip set, a 5.9 inch display screen, and various memory capacities, likely offering a maximum of 6 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and 256 gigabytes of onboard storage.
It also rumored that Huawei’s upcoming Mate 9 will feature a dual lens configuration, likely with the dual sensors designed by Leica. If this turns out to be true, then the Mate 9’s camera specs will be similar to one of the Chinese phone maker’s earlier releases, the P9, but with the lenses and sensors coming with significant improvements, i.e. f/2.0 and 20 megapixels, respectively.
Many phone makers are jockeying for position especially now that a major flagship device release, Samsung’s beleaguered Galaxy Note 7, has been cancelled. As one of the biggest sellers of devices in the world, Huawei is looking to exploit the opportunity to entice customers to go for its Mate 9 phablet instead. But then again, so are Apple, Google, and virtually every other Android phone maker out there.
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