Update: Huawei P9 finally was released on April 6 in London with price leaks.
Huawei P9 Release: April 8 in London
Huawei P9 Price: 32GB version Huawei P9 is with a price tag of 599 Euro, around $683; 64GB version Huawei P9 is priced at 649 Euro; and the 64GB version Huawei P9 Plus is with price of 749 Euro.
Huawei is a hugely popular China-based smartphone manufacturer that is famous for producing beautifully designed flagship smartphones with a budget cheap price while comparing with top international phone brands like HTC, Samsung and Apple. The upcoming 2016 new flagship smartphone Huawei P9 has had a number of leaks in the past few months showcasing its headline features, and here is where we discuss the Huawei P9 latest design, camera and spec rumours along with its confirmed release date.
Huawei P9 rumored specs of release date and price: When will the Huawei P9 launch?
Before the final invitation leaked out with the confirmed release date of Huawei P9 event that will be launched on April 6, 2016 at London. There are several rumors of Huawei P9 release date. The first rumor happened in January at CES 2016 where LeEco Le Max phone showed but Huawei P9 didn’t release. The second rumours suggested Huawei P9 would meet with public at MWC 2016 in Barcelona along with Huawei MateBook tablet, but again, it was a no show. Maybe Huawei company didn’t want Huawei P9 release in a situation of the face-to-face competition with Xiaomi MI 5, which is one the best new phones of MWC 2016. The third rumours suggested that we’d see the Huawei P9 at an event in Berlin on 9 March, which again, turned out to be nothing.
Now the official invitation of a Huawei event on April 6 in London has been sent to foreign medias and it is rumoured again that Huawei P9 would be released on this event, for the infinite logo on the April event invitation might mean the dual rear cameras of Huawei P9.
Another proof to estimate Huawei P9 will be released on April 6 in London event is that more and more images about Huawei P9 design, specs and price are leaked out, intentionally or unintentionally.
And it is rumored that Huawei P9 will be priced at $499, around £360 in UK price. The price of Huawei P9 Lite is $299 and the enhanced edition Huawei P9 Max will be with a price of $699.
Huawei P9 Rumored Specs of Design: What will Huawei P9 look like?
There is no much time left for the April 6 Huawei P9 release event, just one week later, Huawei P9 will be released in London. But the specs and design of Huawei P9 are no secret any more. Some Huawei P9 rendered images leaked out before indicate the design and appearance, now more and more real handset photos of the Huawei P9 shows the real face of Huawei P9 without any veil.
From the real device photos, we know Huawei P9 is made out of metal and will have dual rear cameras with dual LED flash and PDAF at the top side of the back cover, along with a fingerprint scanner. The Type-C USB port and headphone jack are on the same bottom side, leaving top side a microphone. The power button and volume controls are on the left middle frame while SIM card slot is on the right side. The front side of Huawei P9 is a classic Huawei style of P series, a wide black edge between the touch screen and metal middle frame.
Huawei P9 rumored specs of hardware: What will Huawei P9 pack?
Huawei P9 hardware specs rumors have started months ago, and till now, most of the leaked images from reliable sources have showed that Huawei’s latest chip HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa core processor will be found in Huawei P9. HiSilicon Kirin 950 is a new SoC from Huawei and it consists of Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53. Benchmarks of Kirin 950 shows that this Huawei mobile chip is easily able to exceed Samsung’s Exynos 7420 for both Single Core scores and Multi Core scores.
HiSilicon Kirin 950 vs Samsung Exynos 7420
Single Core scores: 1909 points vs 1484 points
Multi Core scores: 6096 points vs 4970 points
And it even performs as well as newest chip from top chip manufacturers like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and MediaTek’s MT6797 Helio X20 or MT6797T Helio X25.
Huawei P9 rumored specs of display: What will Huawei P9 feature?
Rumors suggest that Huawei P9 standard edition will feature a Full HD display (1920x1080) with a 5.2 inch IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touch screen. Although with that being said, foreign media claims that no variant of the Huawei P9 will feature a Quad HD display as the company reportedly believes that the improvement in quality isn’t worth the trade-off in battery life, which we agree with to a certain extent. Instead, two devices of the Huawei P9 series will feature Full HD (1080x1920) displays, Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Lite. But it is said that Huawei P9 Max will feature a Quad HD display (2560x1440), with a big screen of 6.2 inch. Regarding to the screen size of Huawei P9 Lite, rumors suggest it will be 5.0 inch.
Huawei P9 rumored specs of storage: How big storage Huawei P9 pack?
Mainstream rumor of Huawei P9 series is that Huawei P9 will have three variants, Huawei P9 Standard, Huawei P9 Lite and Huawei P9 Max, with each edition has different storage specs and price. Huawei P9 Lite packs a 2GB RAM with 16GB of internal storage and priced at $299, Huawei P9 Standard have a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage and will be priced at $499. Huawei P9 Max is a mainstream big storage smartphone, with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage and the price is highest of $699.
Huawei P9 rumored specs of camera: What camera will Huawei P9 feature?
Huawei P9 Standard is a dual camera smartphone, which is obvious from the media invitation and the leaked real device photos. Both rear cameras are up to 12MP with laser autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. So are the Huawei P9 Max and Huawei P9 Lite, which also have dual 12MP rear cameras. But there are rumors that Huawei P9 Lite will only have one rear camera. Maybe we can wait for one more week to confirm the camera specs of Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Max and Huawei P9 Lite on the upcoming launch event on April 6.
Huawei P9 rumored specs of Android OS: What Android OS will Huawei P9 run?
Most of the rumors suggest Huawei P9 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, just as many new 2016 phones like LG G5, Vivo Xplay 5 Elite. Huawei changes just about every aspect of the Android operating system and puts its own spin on it, which provides useful extras for power saving and taking screenshots, but removes the ‘magic’ associated with stock Android.
Rumored full specs of Huawei P9
- HiSilicon Kirin 950 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Mali-T880 MP4
- 5.2 inches FHD IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen of 16M colors and 1080 x 1920 pixels with 424 ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection
- 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable to 128GB with MicroSD card
- Dual rear cameras of 12 MP, laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- 5MP front camera for selfie
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
- Dual SIM dual stand-by, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS, Type-C USB port, 2G/3G/4G: 2G bands- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2; 3G bands - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; 4G bands – LTE
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