Huawei Mate 9 and Mate S2 to reportedly feature dual Leica-branded rear cameras

“The Mate 9 and S2 will offer dual rear cameras from Leica with OIS, laser autofocus and analogue zoom”

In April, Huawei introduced the P9 (review | camera review) and P9 Plus flagships with dual 12-megapixel Leica-certified rear cameras. Now a new report suggests that the company’s upcoming flagship allegedly dubbed the Mate 9 will also incorporate dual primary cameras from Leica. The report also mentions that the rumoured Mate S2 flagship will feature the same camera setup at the back.


According to GizmoChina, which references a post on Weibo, the Huawei Mate 9’s dual camera setup will offer optical image stabilisation and analogue zoom, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus’ rumoured dual camera setup. Like the P9, the camera will feature one RGB sensor and one monochrome sensor. 

As per earlier reports, the Huawei Mate 9 will feature a 2.6GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor, aided by up to 6GB of RAM. It will arrive with CDMA support, LTE Cat. 12 connectivity, fast charging support, and EMUI 5 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone will offer a 5.9-inch full HD display, 64GB of expandable storage, and an 8MP selfie shooter. The Mate S2 will allegedly offer a 5.5-inch display, a Kirin 960 SoC, 6GB of RAM, Android Marshmallow, and a 3,500mAh battery. The company is expected to unveil these devices sometime later this year.