A 6.9-inch “smartphone” anyone? Is it even still a smartphone at that size anyway?
When you hear it, a 6.9-inch display on any mobile device not meant to be a small tablet is huge. But it’s 2016 and big is the new cool even though the good sales numbers of the iPhone SE suggest that there’s still a demographic out there that cherishes smaller, more manageable devices.
A GFXBench listing seems to confirm what we have suspected all along. That Huawei actually had four devices in the P9 family of devices but only chose to showcase two, the ordinary P9 and the slightly larger P9 Plus. We have in the last few days seen more evidence suggesting that the slightly under-specced P9 Lite is alive and well. Now there’s supposed evidence that the much bigger P9 Max lives on as well even though we can’t, yet, put a face to the name.
As per the benchmark listing, the supposed P9 Max will pack, alongside the large 6.9-inch full HD display, a Kirin 950 processor (not the latest Kirin 955 found on the P9 and P9 Plus), 3 GB RAM, 32 GB onboard storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. An 8-megapixel selfie camera and a 16-megapixel sensor at the back round up the list of specifications we know of at the moment.
If the P9 Max does indeed exist then we’ll hear more about it in coming days.