Renders of the Huawei Mate 9 were posted on twitter yesterday by an account with the handle @the_malignant.
This new render also has dual cameras like the leaked images we talked about earlier this week but is also different in a lot of ways. The cameras are stacked on top of each other but are raised which gives the phone a bump. The back of the phone is also flat and doesn’t have that curve that makes a phone fit into your palm.
The camera is flanked by two slits which some people say is a LED flash and laser sensor combo while others say it’s a LED flash + heart rate sensor combination. This render also has a different colour: its back is grey and appears to be coated in sandstone while the front is white.
The front shows the 5.9” 1080p display with very thin bezels. You also have a speaker grille, front facing camera, and sensor on the top. There are no buttons on the chin, so you should expect on-screen keys. The power button and volume rocker are also closer to the top which means you’ll definitely be using this phone with both hands.
Online sources say the Mate 9 will come with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, an 8MP front facing camera, and 12MP cameras at the back (not 20MP anymore?). It is also said to feature Huawei’s Kirin 960 processor and come with Android 7.0 out of the box, which means date of release will probably be in the fourth quarter of the year, right in time for the holidays.