Time is getting short in 2016 for any manufacturers that still want to introduce a new smartphone to their lineups. One company planning to release a phone late in the year is Huawei which is slated to reveal their new Mate 9 at an event in Munich, Germany on November 3rd. New renders of the Mate 9 and some insider information suggest two versions of the Mate 9 will be announced with one of them getting a curved edge display similar to what Samsung has been doing with some of their devices.
Huawei’s new Mate 9 phones are being developed under the codenames Manhattan and Long Island. Sources indicate the Long Island model is the one that will get the curved edges option and that may even be the only screen option for that version. Besides the curved edge, the screen is supposedly Quad HD resolution which will be a step up from the regular 1080p HD resolution that the Manhattan model will get. Both devices will have a 5.9-inch display, so they are not small by any means.
Outside of the difference in screen resolution, it is not clear whether there will be any other significant differences between the two versions even though the Long Island variant is described as being the more premium of the two. Both should get the Kirin 960 processor and RAM will be available in different amounts up to 6GB. For internal memory, buyers will be able to select up to 256GB of onboard storage. As for the camera, it is slated to be a 20MP shooter with an f/2.0 sensor, a dual-lens setup and design from Leica.
Sources believe the premium Long Island variant of the Mate 9 will be limited to sales in China or that area of the globe. The Manhattan version of the Mate 9 will be released globally according to sources.