Two new Android smartphones have been officially revealed, slated for market release soon. Huawei Mate 9 was unveiled today in Germany while Meizu officially announced its newest flagship, the Meizu Pro 6S. Meanwhile, Xiaomi fans will get to see a new smartphone release from the Chinese tech manufacturer tomorrow, November 4.
For those excited about the official release and specs of Huawei Mate 9, here are some of the essential things to know about the upgraded version of last year’s Mate 8, as revealed during the company’s launch event in Munich, Germany today, according to GSM Arena.
- 9″ IPS display with 1080p resolution
- Kirin 960 chipset offering a powerful octa-core processor
- ARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
- 4GB of RAM onboard.
- Second-generation Leica camera (dual-camera setup)
- 4K video capturing
- 64GB expandable storage
- dual-SIM and LTE connectivity,
- 4,000 mAh battery with supports for Super Charge with a 5A charge
- 5mm thick
- Weighs 190g
- Built of metal with screen covered with a piece of the 2.5D glass
One of the highlighted features of the Huawei Mate 9 is its Leica camera. The dual-camera system particularly offers a 20MP f/2.2 monochrome and a 12MP f/2.2 color sensors, both with optical image stabilization. Come its official release, Huawei followers will finally have a chance to try out Mate 9 camera’s four-in-one hybrid autofocus technology including phase-detect, laser, depth and contrast detection. The upgraded camera also showcases the Hybrid Zoom feature, which should enable Huawei Mate 9 owners to zoom the image without sacrificing the quality.
Can’t wait for the official market release of Huawei Mate 9? Well, those who are too eager to have their very own Mate 9 should know that its pre-sale may commence tomorrow, but unfortunately, it’s happening in China only. Accordingly, banners announcing the pre-sale were spotted in the country.
While the official announcement of the highly-anticipated Huawei Mate 9’s Western release is yet to arrive, the Huawei Mate 9 is expected to cost around $480 to more than $700, depending on the native storage capacity, according to estimates. Partnering with the German carmaker, Porsche, Huawei also unveiled another version of the new smartphone, aptly called the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design, which, according to Android Authority, is a look-alike of the Galaxy Note 7, the discontinued phablet from Samsung.
Meanwhile, joining the list of new Android smartphones released this month is Meizu Pro 6S. Announced in China, the Meizu Pro 6 successor has an aluminum unibody with curved edges using the same antenna bands design. According to Digital Trends, there’s not much difference between these two smartphones aside from the new camera specs and improved battery life of the latter.
The Meizu Pro 6 comes with a 21MP sensor while the 6S version is using a 12MP sensor. While it looks like it’s a downgrade of specs, Meizu’s Pro 6S features a high-quality Sony IMX386 with f/2.0 aperture and 4-axis optical image stabilization, the report noted. As for the battery, from the older model’s 2560mAh, the Chinese tech firm used a longer-lasting battery for the Pro 6S with 3060mAh capacity.
Other Meizu Pro 6S specs include MediaTek Helio X25 chipset with a 10-core processor, the same one used for its predecessor, together with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. There’s no room for external memory expansion as it does not have a memory card slot. The smartphone is expected to get its Chinese release very soon.
If you want more options other than the Huawei Mate 9 and Meizu Pro 6S, there’s another new Android phone from China that will be unveiled this Friday, November 4. A teaser image was shown at Xiaomi’s Redmi channel on the Chinese site Weibo which contains the Redmi 4’s launch event schedule, detailed below, posted by NDTV.
“The Redmi 4 smartphone will be launched at 7pm CST (4:30pm IST) on November 4, and the event will be live streamed.”
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A, a low-cost with basic specs variant of the new Xiaomi phone, is expected to take the spotlight too, at tomorrow’s event.
Upon the initial release and unveiling of the Xiaomi Redmi 4, we can confirm leaked specs and features that emerged including a full metal body with LCD screen with a display size of 5-inch and a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Under the hood, specs to possibly find are a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB native storage with microSD slot for memory expansion.
Camera-wise, specs and release rumors for the phone suggest it is getting a 13MP primary shooter with dual-LED flash, and a 5MP selfie snapper. As for its juice pack, the Xiaomi Redmi 4’s battery is anticipated to have a 4,100mAh capacity.
Excited about these smartphones? The Inquisitr will continue to keep you updated on more release news regarding the Huawei Mate 9, Meizu Pro 6S and the Xiaomi Redmi 4.
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