We were hoping for at least four devices during Wednesday evening’s official unveiling of the Huawei P9. Instead we got two devices, the P9 and a larger device, the P9 Plus. To be fair, those were like three devices if we’re to set apart the two variants of the P9, the standard and the enhanced models. What happened to the P9Max and P9Lite we were hearing about? While we don’t know about the P9 Max, yet, there’s evidence that the P9 Lite exists. In fact, members of the Russian tech press have been test driving the device for a while, probably for an anticipated launch.
The available information on the specifications of the device shows that it is inferior to the P9.
Standout features of the P9 like the dual-camera setup and the supposed incorporated Leica optics are missing from the device. In their place is a 13-megapixel camera at the back accompanied by a single LED flash. The P9, in contrast, has two 12-megapixel cameras “co-engineered with Leica”. On the front of the alleged P9 Lite is an 8-megapixel sensor. Just like on the P9, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back. Other internals of the device are 16 gigabytes of onboard storage (expandable up to 128 GB, of course). A 3,000mAh battery is said to be sealed inside as well. Like the P9, it is also expected to be available in two variants (albeit with less memory): one with 2 GB RAM and another with 3 GB RAM.