Tech enthusiasts were hoping to see the launch of the highly anticipated smartphone models – the Huawei Mate 9 and the Huawei Mate S2 – at IFA 2016, which was held in Berlin earlier this month. But it seems we will have to wait a bit longer as latest reports are suggesting a December launch.
The smartphone space seems to be in a frenzy as the two products are expected to rock epic, high-resolution dual-camera units with the incorporation of Leica optics. Now, let us dive into the main features and specifications we are likely to see in these two models.
Huawei Mate 9 – Rumored Specifications
The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be a dual-SIM (LTE + LTE) phone with a 20-megapixel dual-camera setup as the primary unit and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. The camera unit, which will likely have a dual-tone LED flash, might support 2,160p video recording at 30 fps. Other camera features will probably include optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, and analog zoom.
According to our sources, the Huawei Mate 9 will boast of an Octa Core Kirin 960 processor. With respect to memory and storage, the device might pack 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM along with an internal storage capacity of 64 GB, expandable up to 128 GB through a microSD card. As for the platform, the phone might run on the Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system with Emotion UI 5.0 as the user interface.
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With regard to the form factor, the Huawei Mate 9 might have the dimensions – 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm – and weigh 185 grams. Coming to the display, the device will probably come with a 5.9-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels or 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. The screen will likely come with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is also rumored that the smartphone will have a high-capacity 5,000 mAh battery.
The Internet and connectivity features in the device will likely include GPRS, EDGE, 3G/4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, a Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, a 3.5-mm audio jack, and DLNA. As for sensors, the phone will likely incorporate a fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, barometer, and compass.
Further, the Huawei Mate 9 might come with some fancy color options – Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown.
Huawei Mate S2 – Rumored Specifications
The Huawei Mate S2 will probably be a dual-SIM (GSM + LTE) smartphone with 4 GB of RAM. The device might pack an Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor along with a Mali T880 GPU. It is likely to have a 16-megapixel dual camera setup as the primary unit and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. As for the platform, it might run on the Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system.
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In terms of storage capacity, the Huawei Mate S2 will likely have 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card. As for the display, the phone might come with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. The device is expected to pack a decent 3,500 mAh battery and have gold for a color option. The rest of the features and specs of this smartphone will probably be similar to those of the Huawei Mate 9.
Huawei continues to impress in 2016
Huawei is having an incredible year with regard to market performance. According to a Gartner report, Huawei is currently ranked third in the global smartphone market, in terms of sales, with a share of 8.9% as of Q2, 2016. The unit shipment sales saw a 16% increase in Q2, 2016 with respect to the performance in Q2, 2015.
If Huawei continues to grow at this remarkable rate, it might soon topple Apple to become the second largest smartphone vendor in the world. Also, given that the share of Apple fell to 12.9% in Q2, 2016, the idea of Huawei surpassing the former in the near future is certainly not far-fetched.