Huawei Mobile announced on Tuesday that it would begin rolling out a new line of LTE-Advanced smartphones, featuring a new chipset and more powerful processing.
The first model will be the Ascend Mate 9, which Huawei describes as a “flagship device.”
The company will also be launching a new version of its flagship Ascend Mate line in the next few weeks.
This new model will feature a Snapdragon 810 chip with a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU, a 5MP camera, and the Huawei-designed Ambarella QX7 processor, which is capable of 4K video playback.
Other specs include a 5-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint sensor, and a 16GB of internal storage.
Huawei has been selling its Ascend Mate range for around $1,500 for the 16GB model, while the 20GB version sells for $1 and 32GB for $2,300.
The new phones will be sold by Huawei’s network partners.
Huangi says that it will also offer a cheaper, yet more powerful version of the Ascend P9.
That phone, which has a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU and a 3MP camera for video recording, will cost $2 the 16G model, $2.50 for the 20G model and $3 for the 32GB version.
Both versions will also come with an optional fingerprint sensor.
Huawei says it will begin selling the new devices in the first quarter of 2019.