There have been a couple of Huawei Mate 9 rumours floating around in the last few months, but nothing as significant as the latest.

Huawei Mate 9

A fresh batch of leaked photos claim to show the Huawei Mate 9 in action, though the metal frame doesn’t feature any branding from the Chinese company. It does show a pair of rear cameras with cutouts on either side, for what could be a flash modules, and perhaps a laser auto-focus feature. There’s also a circular hole below the cameras where Huawei will likely place the usual fingerprint scanner.

If true, the Huawei Mate 9 will have a 5.9-inch screen with a Full HD resolution. It is again said to have the Kirin 960 processor, something touted since April and the launch of the firm's Huawei P9 series of phones. And there will be options for 4GB and 6GB of RAM, much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which is likely to feature the latter in China.

The leaker offers up a list of specs for the Mate 9 as well. The device allegedly packs a massive 5.9-inch display, though it may still stick with a 1080p resolution. It could also come with a new in-house Kirin 960 processor clocked at 2.6GHz, dual 16-megapixel rear cameras, Android 7.0 Nougat.

The device certainly looks like a Huawei smartphone, and shares some design elements featured in the Huawei Mate 8. The lack of branding makes it difficult to say with certainty that this is the real thing, though it’s likely only a matter of time before the company officially unveils its next flagship phone.