Huawei Mate 9 might feature a 20 megapixel dual camera setup and Kirin 960 SoC

Although it’s just been a couple of months since Huawei treated us with its Mate 8, the rumors of its successor have started to emerge already. Apparently the upcoming Huawei Mate 9 will feature a 20 megapixel dual camera setup at its back. Note that Huawei officially unveiled its flagship, P9 and P9 Plus, with 12 megapixel Leica Dual camera system. However, there is yet no news regarding the manufacturing of the aforementioned 20 megapixel dual camera setup. Thus it is yet a mystery whether Leica will co-engineer these lens as they did for the P9 series.


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In addition to the camera setup, another rumor suggests that the Huawei Mate 9 will be powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 960 SoC (not released yet). This chipset has an octa-core CPU inside it. For those who don’t remember, Huawei Mate 8 was released back in November 2015. The 7.9mm thin device weighed 185g while it sported 6.0-inch 1080×1920 pixels display. Mate 8 was powered by HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset while memory was handled by 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM (expandable via microSD slot). Moving on to the camera department, the smartphone featured a 16 megapixel rear shooter and an 8 megapixel selfie camera at its front. The handset came with Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow while a 4000 mAh battery was tasked to keep the lights on.

Marshmallow features many change from its predecessor. Some of the major changes are described ahead. Firstly, Doze – this feature simply puts the smartphone into a ‘deeper sleep’ when it hasn’t been used for a prolonged period of time. As a result, the battery life of the smartphone is drastically increased. Moving on the next big change: Now on Tap – Marshmallow can predict your needs by a simple long press on the home button that provides quick access to learn more about the hang out spot or how to get there. You can use this feature to search for restaurants and even the type of food it serves. Last but not the least, the all new app drawer – as suggested by the heading, Marshmallow comes with a completely redesigned app drawer. Main improvements include the app search mechanism. You can scroll around with alphabet scrolling and can pin your favorite apps on the top to gain easy and fast access.

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