Huawei Mate 9 spec rumors reinforced, puzzling

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If you trawl around YouTube enough for reviews and comparisons of tech products, you’ll no doubt find those text-only videos that just pit two devices and their specs, item by item by item.

Pretty monotonous, inn’it?

Well, some of the latest rumors on Huawei’s wintertime flagship being passed around in the Chinese tech media — and, thusly, us at Pocketnow — seem to trace back to a generic text-only video made by “CanerS Tech” on YouTube, a channel exclusively devoted to such videos about smartphone specs (speculative or official) like the Honor 8 or a concept Galaxy S9, to give you a flavor of what speculation we’re dealing with.

This video about the Mate 9 dates back to June 18. Many of its details parrot speculation made by Chinese sources before that date.

It details Huawei’s supposed move to quad HD resolution rather than full HD. Another recent penchant the manufacturer has picked up is the use of dual camera systems to produce more colorful, accurate images with richer data. The Mate 9’s main sensors are rumored to both be 20-megapixel units.

We aren’t sure if sources have come to media outlets to corroborate any of these claims since then. The renders — not as previously leaked — continue to puzzle, given that we’ve seen both the Huawei P9 and the Honor 8 utilize a horizontal camera orientation as opposed to the vertical one we see here.

We figured that if you followed Huawei developments, you’d come across this “news” one way or another, so instead of not reporting on a sketchy rumor, we decided to explain why we thought it is so. That said, developments further down the line could validate unmentioned aspects of this out-of-the-blue video. Stay tuned.

Via: GSMArena

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.