It might have been disappointing that Huawei Mate 9 was not shown off at the IFA 2016 trade show but that does not mean you’ll be required to wait any longer than you should.
According to the latest leaked image, Mate 9 could be announced during the month of November, and will feature a repertoire of upgrades and features that are only common to Android flagship smartphones.
Huawei Mate 9 Could See a Better Dual-Camera, Larger Battery, and Pressure Sensitive Display
Pressure sensitive displays have started to become a common occurrence, especially when the company’s Mate S was the first from the family to sport one. While the feature was void on P9, it found itself on the P9 Plus and we are certain that it is going to be found on the upcoming crown jewel of the company, Mate 9.
The Mate 9’s hardware specifications include a Kirin 960, which could be made on the 16nm FinFET architecture from TSMC.
The smaller manufacturing node means that the company could have more freedom to increase the clock speeds of the processor, but we’re not sure what core configuration will be a part of the chip.
I believe that since it is too early for Cortex-A73 cores to arrive, the Kirin 960 SoC will feature a quad-core processor belonging to Cortex-A72, while the remaining four cores will belong to Cortex-A53.
Since smartphones like Honor Note 8 are already running octa-core processors as high as 2.5GHz, clock speed differences would have to be present in a high-end device like Mate 9.
The dual-camera configuration is expected to make a return, and we could see a wider aperture from the lens.
The advantage of this attribute is that more light will be able to enter in order to get more detail added to your photos and videos, but the real test will lie in the smartphone camera’s ability to capture immaculate quality images and videos in low-light, which is a scenario all smartphone cameras suffer, even high-end ones.