Huawei Mate 9 huge leak reveals prices, specs and more

Huawei’s Mate 9 has been leaking a lot lately. The rumored flagship phone is expected to arrive sometime this fall, but a fresh leak may have revealed some key launch details ahead of time. A tweet from PlayfulDroid spills potential pricing, specs and color options for three different versions of the Huawei Mate 9.

It looks like the cheapest version of the Mate 9 will start at 3,200 yuan (roughly $480), though you can also upgrade to dual-SIM for 3,400 yuan ($509). It packs 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage and comes in white, gold or graphite gray. For  3,700 yuan ($555), you can upgrade the device to 128GB of storage, which also unlocks two more color options in rose gold and brown.

Finally, there’s the premium Mate 9 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for CNY 4,700 ($700). It comes in all the previous colors along with a dark black option. Rumor has it the company could bundle the high-end handset with a new Huawei Watch 2, though it’s unclear how much that combo will cost.

The leaked image also appears to confirm a few major hardware details. The device apparently packs a pair of 12-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. It’s also expected to sport a 6-inch display, a Kirin 960 processor, an iris scanner and run Android Nougat out of the box.

Huawei hasn’t confirmed plans for the Mate 9 yet, but the company’s expected to unveil it this fall. Last year’s Mate 8 debuted in late November, so it could still be a few months before the new handset makes an official appearance. Then again, with all these leaks it’s possible the device could be right around the corner.

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