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Huawei's New Flagship Smartphone Has A Big Brother, With A Big Price Tag [VIDEO]


Rumors have been making the rounds regarding Huawei's upcoming flagship since last month as the company prepares for a final reveal on Nov. 3.

Just last week, Huawei introduced its Next Generation Kirin 960 SoC and rumored to be the chipset used in their coming flagship phone the Mate 9. PhoneArena reported the rumors were true but it will not only come with the Mate 9 and with Mate 9 Pro.

The new smartphones are 5.9-inch handsets powered by Huawei's new HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC with 4GB of RAM, and 3 internal storage options ranging from 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The Mate 9 will feature a 1080p Full-HD resolution screen, while the Mate 9 Pro will feature 2560 X1440 QHD.

The high-resolution overkill of the Mate Pro 9 is onboard to maximize the units' Daydream VR experience. The report said that only the Pro 9 is expected to run on Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box wrapped under Huawei's Emotion UI 5.0 (EMUI). The premium unit will come with a curved screen, directly competing against the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

According to Digital Trends, the cameras for both units will feature 20MP rear dual-camera, dual-sensor setup with 4X zoom complete with Leica branding same as the P9, though the specs have been improved. The setup is composed of an RGB and Monochrome sensor, f/2.0 aperture, hybrid auto-focus, laser auto-focus, depth and contrast focus.

It will also likely feature optical image support (OIS), which is a feature missing in Huawei P9. It will also feature a Picture Quality Algorithm where one sensor calculates color information and the other picks up light.

Both handsets are said to be the highlight of the Nov. 3 Huawei launch event in Munich, Germany, but they won't come cheap. The Huawei Mate 9 price will range from $480 up to $700, while the Huawei Mate 9 Pro's top-of-the-line model with maxed out specs will set users back for a presumed price of $1,300.

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