Huawei is set to officially unveil its 2016 flagship smartphone, the P9, soon. So far, we have seen several images hinting at several features, specifications, design and even colour options of the device. A new leak courtesy of Evan Blass at VentureBeat now shows us the device in far much greater detail than we have seen before.
As can be seen from the above images, the Huawei P9 will retain the traditional looks of Huawei’s flagship devices as we have seen before (unibody aluminium design). It will also look a bit like the Nexus 6P it made for Google last year. Standout features of the device will include the dual-camera setup at the back and the fingerprint sensor directly beneath it. The P9 will be the first P series smartphone by Huawei to feature a fingerprint scanner.
Other specifications of the device that we expect to see include a USB Type-C port, a 3,900mAh battery and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The processor and memory options are not clear at this point since Huawei is expected to offer slightly different features to that regard on the “regular” and “premium” versions of the P9. Base storage may be fixed at 32 GB for the regular model with rumours pointing to the more “premium”/advanced variant arriving in 64 and 128 GB storage options. As for the processor, Huawei may go with the HiSilicon Kirin 950 on the P9 regular and the Kirin 955 on the P9 premium. The premium P9 will have 4 GB RAM while the regular P9 will have 3 GB RAM.
The devices will likely pack a pair of 12-megapixel sensors with some powerful lenses made by Leica as a result of their recently announced long-term partnership.
Both devices will have a 5.2-inch full HD display.
Huawei is also said to be working on “lite” and “max” versions of the P9. The “lite” model will have slightly stepped down specifications from those of the high-end P9 regular and premium while the “max” model will simply be a larger screen version of the two.
Last year, Huawei released to the market a similar set of devices with the P8 only that that time around there were just three versions: the regular P8, the P8max and the P8Lite.
As was the case last year, Huawei is expected to release the devices selectively in various markets.