Huawei may have already impressed many with the Huawei P9, which features a dual-camera system co-developed with Leica. Now, it looks like the Chinese phone maker is planning a follow-up — another handset that would feature the same camera technology.
A new batch of photos were leaked recently, showing the chassis of an unreleased Huawei handset that is believed to be the Huawei Mate 9. What is most compelling about the leaked images is, the chassis clearly shows that the handset will feature a dual-camera setup.
There’s no Huawei branding on the chassis, but it does indeed look similar to the company’s previous handset. The two holes which are placed within a pill-shaped metallic ring are believed to be where the dual cameras will be placed. The assumed dual-camera setup is also flanked by two other holes which could be for the flash module and/or for the auto-focus sensors, according to Techno Buffalo.
Right beneath the dual camera holes is a larger hole which should be where the Huawei Mate 9’s fingerprint scanner will be located. One photo also shows the bottom side of the chassis and it looks like it will come with dual stereo speakers and a USB Type-C port judging from the shape of the cutouts.
The photos were publish on the Chinese social networking site Weibo. The leaker also provided the specifications for the Huawei Mate 9. The device is said to come with a 5.9-inch display which could possibly have a full HD 1080p screen resolution, a 2.6GHz Kirin 960 processor with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and dual 16-megapixel camera system. The leaker also claims that the device will be running Android 7.0 Nougat when it launches.
The only specification that the leaker provided that's inconsistent is the megapixel count on the rear cameras. Previous leaks have suggested that the Mate 9 will either have a 12-megapixel or 20-megapixel camera, according to Pocket-Lint.
Huawei is expected to officially reveal the Mate 9 next month during the 2016 IFA Berlin trade show. Until then, all these leaks should be taken with some skepticism.