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Huawei Mate 9 to come in flat and curved screen variants

Huawei Mate 9 renders show flat and curved screen variants
Huawei Mate 9
A recent image shows both different designs for this upcoming handset, but it looks like the curved one will only be available in China, unfortunately.
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Huawei Mate 9 has been mentioned in a lot of rumors and leaks so far, and now Evan Blass has just confirmed some specs revealed earlier, also uncovering renders of both flat and curved screen variants. Those who already miss their Galaxy Note 7 phablets might soon get what they want, only that not from Samsung - the curved screen Huawei Mate 9 looks a lot like the ill-fated phablet that has been discontinued for good earlier this week.

Internally known as Manhattan and Long Island, the two Huawei Mate 9 variants are expected to launch next month, in Germany. The special event is scheduled to take place in Munich, on November 3. Manhattan is a flat screen version without a home button, while the Long Island variant has a curved display, as well as a home button. Unfortunately, Blass mentioned that "sales of Long Island may be restricted to Huawei’s native China. Manhattan will see a global release, including the United States."

The specs that have been confirmed include a 5.9-inch display, a 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC, as well as various hardware setups that go as high as 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. Another strong part of the upcoming tablet is expected to be the dual camera setup by Leica similar to the one used by the Huawei P9. However, none of these specs is official yet, so we should wait for the official launch event to be sure.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10-13 (Update: 2016-10-13)