China's tech giant Huawei is gearing up to the challenge of toppling Samsung and Apple to become the best in the game via the release of Huawei Mate 9 smartphone.

Huawei Mate 9

Recent reports from local Chinese news outlets revealed that the Huawei Mate 9 will be packed with two 20-megapixel rear-facing main cameras in dual configuration. This specific setup was reportedly made ito directly challenge the camera specs of the recently released Apple iPhone 7.

Speculations suggest that Huawei will be showcasing the Mate 9 as a full lineup, with at least two RAM iterations in the series. Aside from the 4-GB variant, the Mate 9 will also be reportedly offered in a top-tier version with 6 GB of RAM and at least 256 GB of internal storage. Both variants will be powered by the upcoming Kirin 960 chipset and will feature the same 5.9-inch QHD display with 2K resolution.

Meanwhile, while waiting for detail confirmation from Huawei, fans are waiting to check out the supposed improved camera for the Mate 9. Rumors suggest that the upcoming flagship will also feature the overhauled dual-cam assembly that Huawei has first used on the current-generation P9 flagship. However, it is unclear if the China-based tech maker will again partner with Leica for a co-engineered, 20-MP dual camera setup. Should this prove true, it will be a massive improvement over the current-gen flagship as the Huawei P9 only carries a 12-MP assembly. The upcoming flagship's predecessor, the Huawei Mate 8, only featured a regular 16-MP setup.