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Huawei’s next flagship device is coming on November 3. The Chinese giant sent out “save the date” emails to members of the press, pegging November 3 as the data of an “exclusive press conference” in Munich, Germany. The occasion is the “global unveiling of a new flagship device” and Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei, will be on stage to deliver the presentation.

Yu is known to have a penchant for presenting new Huawei devices at press events, and his presence is a sign that something major is coming. Most recently, the executive unveiled the new Nova and Nova Plus on stage during IFA 2016.

Huawei’s invitation is lacking in detail, but there’s a good chance that the mystery device coming on November 3 is the Mate 9. The date matches a recent rumor out of China that claimed Huawei would bring forward the release date of its hero device from December to November.

Last year, the Huawei Mate 8 was announced in late November in China and relaunched for a global audience at CES in January 2016. It’s likely the Mate 9 will follow the same pattern.

Various leaks suggest the Mate 9 will be an unabashed powerhouse. Specs will likely include the new Kirin 960 processor, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, a generous screen, a dual camera co-developed with Leica and a 4,000 mAh battery. Huawei may also rework its EMUI software, which wasn’t received very well outside of China.

What do you expect from the Mate 9? Let us know your thoughts!

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