Huawei Mate 9 with Force Touch Display Spotted on TENAA

Huawei Mate 9

A brand new Huawei smartphone has been reportedly spotted on TENAA, the Chinese website for telecommunication authority.

The phone has been dubbed Huawei eH880 and according to the leaked listing, the phone will come with a monstrous 6-inch Full HD display as well an octa-core processor clocked at a speed of 2.3GHz under the hood. You don’t find so many mid-rangers with such a clock speed. It gets even interesting in that the listing further details out the amount of RAM on the phone – 4GB.

The year 2016 has seen quite a number of devices released with 4GB of RAM on board. However, if not the pricey mid-rangers from Samsung, this amount of RAM is associated with flagship handsets. Other specs of the phone that point towards a flagship Huawei phone include an onboard storage of 64GB as well as a massive battery unit of 3900mAh.

As for the dimensions, the leaked Huawei eH880 comes with a thickness of just 8.2mm and height of 157.3mm. It also weighs about 185g and it will be based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

A similarity with Huawei Mate 8

If you have been keen enough, the leaked spec sheet is very close to what you get on the Huawei Mate 8 flagship. The phones are also in close resemblance as far as the design language is concerned, something that has prompted suggestions that the leaked phone could probably be a variant of the Mate 8. However, latest reports coming from China claim that this leaked phone is the upcoming Huawei Mate 9.

Huawei Mate 9

The listed phone’s only major difference with the already availed Huawei Mate 8 is the display. Apparently, the new Huawei Mate 9 will come with a Force Touch-enabled display, a feature that offers similar functionality as to what you get with Apple’s 3D Touch.

This won’t be the first Huawei smartphone to come with a pressure-sensitive display. The feature already appeared on the Huawei Mate S, but it seems the company is taking further steps in showing off the improved version of the feature via the Huawei Mate 9 flagship.

As of now, nothing has been confirmed regarding the expected release date of the rumored Mate 8 variant or Mate 9.

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