According to Huawei smartphone release press conference last year, there will be Huawei Mate S and Huawei Mate 9 coming in the next half year of 2016. From the official news, this kind of possibility has become larger. Although Huawei Mate 9 will release by the end of this year, now there is one amazing news exposed on Weibo.
Today smartphone Alliance general secretary has shown on Weibo that Huawei Mate 9 will be powered by Kirin 970 processor, it is said this processor will be first chip with 10nm TSMC process. In addition, the Helio X30 (MT6799) with the same process is estimated to come out than Kirin 970 in production.
It’s pity there is no news about kirin 970 specs. But according to Kirin 960, it uses ARM Cortex-A73+Cortex-A53 big LITTLE combination, GPU upgraded to Mali-G71, and LTE base improved to Cat 12 CDMA. As you know Huawei Honor 8 will be released with Dual rear camera, so Huawei Mate 9 will also take the same design.