Huawei is holding a press conference at IFA on September 1, but the Huawei Mate 9 reportedly won't become official at that point. Still, a successor to the Mate 8 from 2015 is clearly in the works already at the Chinese company, even if it does unveil it later in the year. The Huawei Mate 8 is still the company’s flagship phablet, and the Mate 9 is actually expected to land in the next couple of months. Some people thought it will launch during IFA in Berlin next month, but according to Huawei’s exec, that won’t happen. This could mean that Huawei plans to introduce the Huawei Mate S2 next month, and the Mate 9 might land in November, just like its predecessor has.

Huawei Mate 9

So far we've heard that the Mate 9 will sport a 5.9-inch 1080p touchscreen, the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an 8 MP selfie camera, as well as Android 7.0 Nougat on board. The phone should have a dual rear camera arrangement on the back, following in the footsteps of the Huawei P9.

Interestingly enough, those specs also line up with an unmarked GFXBench log. If the log is indeed for the Mate 9, the phone will include a 12MP sensor for the rear-facing camera, and an 8MP shooter for the front-facing camera.

So when will we finally get our hands on the new phone? An exact release date has yet to be revealed, however some speculate that the device will make an appearance at IFA in Berlin a few weeks from now. The phone will likely then be available for purchase a few weeks after that.