Huawei is gearing up for what could be the Chinese company’s biggest release yet. The Mate 9 will allegedly feature an iris scanner, a pair of powerful rear cameras and plenty of power under the hood, according to a new report out of China.
MyDrivers reports that the Huawei Mate 9 will pack dual 20-megapixel rear cameras in an effort to challenge the iPhone 7 Plus. It will take on the Galaxy Note 7 as well with an iris scanner up front. It could also offer a 6-inch display, an in-house Kirin 960 processor and run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Huawei is apparently planning to offer three different versions of the device. The baseline Mate 9 could pack an impressive 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for 3199 yuan ( roughly $479) and come in silver, gold or gray. A more expensive version with 128GB of storage might also be available in rose gold or white ceramic options for 3399 yuan ($509).
Finally, Huawei may offer a premium Mate 9 with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It reportedly comes in light black, along with all the other listed color options, for 4699 yuan ($700). The company could also bundle the high-end handset with its upcoming Huawei Watch 2 for a whopping 7388 yuan ($1107), though that seems like a pretty big price hike for a smartwatch.
The Mate 9 is apparently set to make its debut on November 8 so we’re still over a month away from an official unveiling. It’s also unclear if this device will make it to the U.S., though Huawei still seems content to focus on America’s mid-range market instead.