Following yesterday’s leak of a render of the upcoming Huawei Mate 9, Evan Blass has released that of the curved variant called the Mate 9 Pro a.k.a. Long Island.
We are aware that quite a number of Chinese manufacturers are not known for original designs but looking at the front of the Mate 9 Pro, all I can think of is the Galaxy Note 7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge and if this is what the real device looks like, it’s sufficient to say it’s a disappointing move from a company as big as Huawei.
The confusing part about the design is the use of a physical home button. Samsung is known for placing a fingerprint scanner under their home button and Huawei doesn’t use capacitive buttons for their flagships talk less of a physical home button. But this render shows that the Mate 9 Pro has its fingerprint scanner on the rear and still sports a physical home button which leads to the question ”What is the physical button for other than a complete imitation of the Note 7 or S7 Edge?”.
The Mate 9 Pro is expected to feature a 5.9” display like its sibling but will be a 2K dual curved one. It will sport 6GB of RAM, 256GB of ROM, a 4000mAh battery with support for Huawei’s Supercharge technology.
Both versions of the Mate 9 are expected to launch on the 3rd of November in Berlin.