Huawei Mate 9 photos and specs allegedly leaked, and it looks absolutely stunning

The first legitimate images of the Huawei Mate 9 have arrived along with a supposed leak of the device's specs. If they're real, we could have a late contender for smartphone of the year.

Photos of Huawei's upcoming phone leaked on CNMO, a Chinese mobile phone network. Two shots were posted — one revealing the Mate 9's front display; the other showcasing a golden back casing.

Huawei Mate 9 front displayHuawei/CNMO
Huawei Mate 9 back casingHuawei/CNMO

That's not all. According to Android Headlines, the "pro" edition of the Huawei Mate 9 is packing some seriously impressive specs. The phone reportedly comes with a 5.9-inch quad high definition display, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage and a Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core processor which should smoothly run the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and Huawei's native Emoticon user interface. 

The cherry on top: the Huawei Mate 9 is reportedly embedded with a 20-megapixel rear-camera and 12-megapixel front camera that's sure to provide some sharp selfie shots. For comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus' back camera only has 12 megapixels. 

Huawei is expected to officially unveil the Mate 9 on Nov. 3. Mic will keep you updated.