The Huawei Mate 9 is one of the most anticipated smartphones, and even though there's still no official word out yet, its already rife with rumors about the possible specs, features and whatnot.

Huawei Mate 9

One of the latest talks in town is that the Mate 9 along with the Huawei Mate S2 will get a rear-facing dual-camera setup with Leica optics. Other features include optical image stabilization or OIS, analog zoom and laser autofocus.

This particular bit has a good chance of turning out to be true, as Huawei and the camera maker share a history together with the Huawei P9.

Last month, the Mate 9 paid a visit to GFXBench, revealing a Kirin 960 chipset, 64 GB of native storage and a 5.9-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution that clocks in at 373 ppi. To top them all off, it's expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat skinned with EMUI 5 on top out of the box.

At the time, the benchmark said that it will get a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front snapper, but based on the abovementioned rumor, it appears that Leica is beefing up the shooters.

What's more, while the results showed 4 GB of RAM, it seems that there's a chance the handset in question will sport 6 GB worth of RAM under the hood instead.

Now, this goes without saying, but without an announcement or confirmation from Huawei, it's advised to take these bits of news with a good old-fashioned grain of salt. Nevertheless, these do paint a somewhat clear picture of what to expect from the Huawei Mate 8 successor.