Though Huawei has announced the launch of a slew of smartphones this year, the Mate 8 that was released in 2015 is still the company's flagship as it is yet to unveil a flagship for 2016. So, the launch of the Mate 9 for this year is highly anticipated.
Going by the launch pattern of Huawei, the Mate 7 was launched during the IFA 2014 that September, but last year, the Mate 8 was not launched at the IFA. Instead, Huawei unveiled the Mate S at the IFA 2015 and the Mate 8 was launched in November.
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Huawei Hosts Event on September 1
Lately, Huawei started sending invites for a press event slated to happen on September 1. Once the media invites were sent, everyone started assuming that the manufacturer will launch its next generation flagship, the Mate 9 phablet at the IFA 2016 tech show.
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Huawei Mate 9 to be Delayed Further
However, it is confirmed that the Mate 9 might not be unveiled at the IFA tech show as Bruce Lee, the company's Mobile Product line manager claims that it will not happen. He stated that the Mate 8 was launched in November 2015 and they will not introduce its sequel so soon.
What's in Tow for September?
If Huawei is not going to uncover the Mate 8 on September 1, what else could the company have under the cover to be launched? Maybe, the manufacturer is in plans to launch the Mate S2 despite the fact that the Mate S was not too successful.
What to Expect from Mate 9?
The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to go official in November this year. Though we have not seen any renders of the device, several rumors are making rounds all over the internet. As per the rumors, the Mate 9 could ship with a Kirin 960 SoC that is the upcoming flagship SoC from Huawei.
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Kirin 950 SoC is already powerful and its successful should be even more powerful. The device will be metallic as its predecessor and we can expect it to feature a pressure sensitive display. The other aspects of the Mate 9 are likely to be an improved camera, 6 GB RAM and Emotion UI skin based on Android Nougat or Android Marshmallow.