Most of the major benchmarks for Android, such as Geekbench, AnTuTu, and GFXBench, serve as a great source of details for upcoming devices. The GFX Bench database has turned out to be a valuable source of information when it comes to unannounced devices and their specs. Today an unknown Huawei smartphone appeared in its database and it might be the Huawei Mate 9.

Huawei Mate 9

The mystery phablet has a 5.9" display of 1080p resolution, though we've seen GFX get the size wrong. The chipset information is what hints towards the Mate 9 though - HiSilicon Hi3660 with an octa-core processor and Mali-T880 GPU.

Huawei P9 series was powered by the Kirin 955 chip, which has a serial number of Hi3650, while the 3635 stands for Kirin 930 and 3630 for the Kirin 920. This means the Hi3660 is a new generation Kirin SoC. Its processor is more powerful than the one inside the Huawei P9 (2.5GHz) peaking at 2.6GHz. The GPU is the same, though its core count may have been increased.

The rest of the leaked specs include 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 12MP main camera and an 8MP selfie snapper. The main camera was previously rumored to be 20MP, but we've also seen discrepancies with the GFX readings on pre-release devices, so don't trust those blindly.

The specs and screen size seem nicely in step with a new entry in the Mate series, and the Mate 9 is rumored to debut at IFA in Berlin this coming September. While all of this could be purely coincidence and this device is something completely different, a few clues point to the Huawei Mate 9 in particular. The HiSilicon chip isn’t something Huawei normally shares, the screen size fits the Mate series, and the overall specs are a little bit of a bump up from the Huawei Mate 8, aside from the same 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. If this is the Mate 9, despite the somewhat low screen resolution for uses like media viewing and VR, it is seeming increasingly likely that we can likely expect to see it at IFA and can expect to see it hit the streets soon after.