Huawei Mate 9: The upcoming flagship will run on Kirin 960 chipset

Huawei's new flagship Mate 9 is all set to launch soon, and the company has confirmed the processor for the phone.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: October 31, 2016 12:10 pm
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Huawei’s new flagship smartphone Mate 9 is all set to launch soon, and the company has given a little teaser about the phone confirming rumours that it will be powered by their new Kirin 960 chipset. The Kirin 960 chipset itself was unveiled by Huawei’s HiSilicon just last week, which claims to have 15 per cent faster performance compared to the previous generation. Huawei Mate 9 phone will be announced on November 3 in Munich, Germany.

Huawei’s recent tweet reads as follows, “Introducing the Kirin960… A new level of innovation coming to a pocket near you. #aStepAhead”. The company also shared a video on the chipset, claiming that it gives an 18 per cent better CPU performance as compared to the Kirin 960; a 100 per cent increase in data transfer speeds and 180 per cent improvement in GPU performance.

Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be launched with 4GB/6GB variants, with storage options of 64GB/128GB/256GB. Huawei is also expected to bring Leica’s dual-rear camera setup, which was first seen on the Huawei P9.

Ahead of the official launch, there has also been a leaked image of a purple coloured version of the Mate 9. The image was shared by noted tipster Evan Blass. The phone is also reported to come in two display versions – one with a dual-edge curved display and the other with a regular flat screen.

Huawei has also tweeted out the official date of the phone’s launch, with the hashtag ‘aStepAhead’.

There has been no information regarding the OS that will be running on the Mate 9, but it could come with the latest Android Nougat OS. Given that Huawei got its P9 flagship to India, we’ll have to wait and see if it takes the same approach for the Mate 9 as well.