After news broke out that it has just released its first ever smartwatch for children, Huawei is making headlines again with rumors about an upcoming launch of the Huawei Mate 9. Supposedly, this phablet will be presented by Huawei at the IFA event which will take place in September 2016.
At the same time, there are other reports that state that the device will not appear at the IFA event. This statement was made by Bruce Lee (not the actor) – product line manager at Huawei. And it’s as official as anything can get. Sure, he didn’t mention IFA specifically, but he did say that the Mate 9 will not be release so early and he was referring the fact that the Mate 8 was released at the end of 2015.
Now, a benchmarking site has listed information about an unknown Huawei device, which some tech bloggers believe to be the upcoming Huawei Mate 9. The particular benchmarking site is named GFX Bench and it offers information about a Huawei Phablet that has a 5.9 inch display and 1080 px in resolution.
Benchmarking sites are those sites where a device’s performance can be viewed and compared to other devices. Benchmarking can test many aspects about a device and in the case of a phablet they can test graphic speed, for example. However, they can be faked and even if the information provided in the listing is not fake it could still be inaccurate. It has happened before.
The GFX Bench site also hinted that the device might be powered by a HiSilicon Hi3660 chipset with an octa core CPU and a Mali T880 GPU.
This is what we know from the site, but there are several rumors out there that mention its specs. To begin with, the Huawei Mate 9 it is believed to sport a 6 inch display that’s protected by Gorilla Glass 4 from Corning and that it will render imaged at 1440 x 2560 px in resolution. It will probably have a fingerprint sensor, two cameras and it will more than likely run Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box.