Thanks to mobile tech gossip guru Evan Blass, aka @evleaks over on Twitter, we already know a great deal about Huawei’s looming next-gen Android flagship duo. The press-friendly Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro renders are in, alongside extremely credible word on Full and Quad HD screen resolution respectively, Kirin 960 processing power, 4GB RAM, up to 256GB internal storage, and best-in-class dual rear camera arrangements.

But that won’t stop the hype train until eventually reaching its Munich destination on Thursday, November 3. And it shouldn’t, since we don’t have the full story just yet. For instance, the 5.9-inch Huawei Mate 9 twosome has only been timidly rumored to follow in the Mate 8’s footsteps with a 4,000 mAh or so battery.

What if we’re in for larger cells though, with significantly “more lifetime and quick recharge rates”? Last year’s hero phablet provided 1.65 days of uninterrupted use for “heavy users”… on paper, needing 2.5 hours to get from 0 to 100 percent capacity, so if Huawei is explicitly teasing the Mate 9’s battery, surely we’re in for some upgrades in that department.

Expect a revolutionary new camera experience as well, with “all the effects”, printing-quality sharpness and colors, and the perfect LED flash, plus an SoC that can handle intense multitasking sans perceivable slowdowns. Sounds a little generic? Perhaps too good to be true? All shall be revealed and detailed in six days.

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