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First official glimpse at Huawei P9: dual-cam confirmed

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First official glimpse at Huawei P9: dual-cam confirmed

The Huawei P9 is about to get unveiled in some two weeks, on April 6th, but we've already seen it leak out once in the hands of Huawei president Richard Yu, and now, Huawei has published the first official teaser pictures of its upcoming flagship.

These latest pictures of the Huawei P9 confirm that it will indeed come with a novel, dual-camera system on the back, a metal back plate with a fingerprint scanner on the back and carefully chamfered edges for a more comfortable feel.

The Huawei P9 is expected to be the central announcement on April 6th, but not the only one: Huawei is actually said to be working on releasing three new phones within the P9 family: the P9 that we've just talked about, the P9 Max, a larger phablet with a massive 6.2" display, and an affordable 5" P9 Lite.

We have seen earlier the alleged specs for these devices appear on some Chinese phone re-sellers, and here's what's expected in each one of them:


Huawei P9


Display: 5.2-inch with 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 950
Cameras: 12MP dual rear cam with OIS and laser focus
Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage

Huawei P9 Max


Display: 6.2-inch with 1440 x 2560-pixel resolution
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 960
Cameras: 12MP dual rear cam, 8MP front cam
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage

Huawei P9 Lite


Display: 5-inch with 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution
SoC: Snapdragon 650
Cameras: 12MP dual rear cam with OIS and laser focus
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

Do you like what you see in the Huawei P9? Would you be willing to buy one and why?


source: Huawei

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posted on 23 Mar 2016, 03:39 2

1. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


3rd image - Galaxy Note 4, is that you?

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 03:59 1

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


How does that look like a note 4, seriously I haven't really taken a good look at the note 4 so how?

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:37

15. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


take a close look at the corners:
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/phones/48765-xlarge/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-6.jpg

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:57 1

16. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The 3rd image does have corners very similar to the note 4. Good eye mate.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 08:34

24. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Not really, just an ex Note 4 user, so I know it pretty well lol

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 06:36

23. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


max is best of interesting
and where is promised 6gb ? liiiessss

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 03:49

2. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Kirin 960?.... what is Huawei up to?!

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:00

7. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I think they are really trying to compete with Samsung and Qualcomm this year for best android SOC.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 05:17 1

20. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


maybe this SoC is really good one, since Kirin 950 already have 4xA53+4xA72 (similar with 8890 but alot weaker GPU). and Kirin 960 will obviously better than that, maybe higher clock and T880-MP16 :D (even MP12 is good enough)

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:04

8. nebula (Posts: 515; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Most likely overclocked

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:13 1

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nah the kirin 955 is just an overclocked 950 we don't know anything about the 960.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:11 1

9. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Its the 950 but with the MP16 instead of the T880-MP4

I wish
Its probably just better bins with higher clock rates

Maybe the newer ARM CCI-500 and more memory bandwidth if we are lucky (the CCI-400 in the 950 is 3 years)

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:17

12. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The kirin 955 is just an overclocked 950 we don't know anything about the 960 so maybe it really does have a better version of the T880, MP8 or higher would be ideal.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 05:06

18. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


These are A72 Arm, not A57. Exynos Snapdragon and A9x are still A57 Cpu cores.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 05:20 1

21. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Wrong, A72s based 8890 and SD820!

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 05:34

22. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


Mp16, there is no mp16 Gpu phone. The highest is mp12. If it did come with mp16, it will destroy A530 by 60%.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 03:45

25. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


MP16 can still be done

The MP12 in the 8890 has a clock speed of 650 Mhz

With the MP16, just set it to 450-550 Mhz, for decently better performance and better power/heat efficiency (at the cost of die space and money)

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 03:52 1

3. quintessential (Posts: 62; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


Looks like an iPhone 5S champagne gold, albeit wider in width and comes with 2 cameras.

Guess the designers at Huawei simply photoshopped an extra camera module behind the iPhone's original design and then used it as the final product. LOL

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 03:54 1

4. killer7D (Posts: 259; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


I like the design of this phone. Huawei is improving.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 03:59

5. NoAllegiance (Posts: 137; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


P9 Lite camera is not the same as P9, believe me.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:12

10. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The specs of the P9 lite are upper mid-range so IDK why it wouldn't have the same the same camera.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:36

14. NoAllegiance (Posts: 137; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


I disagree, new sources point to snapdragon 617, 2900mah battery, 5.2 inch full hd, 2gb ram and a single 13mp camera (Perhaps the one in the P8)

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 05:00

17. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Well for those people hoping the P9 lite was going to be a very good mid-range phone, I really hope you are wrong because the 617 is trash.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 05:11

19. NoAllegiance (Posts: 137; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


I am also hoping I am wrong. :) 617 is just 616 with quickcharge 3.0 support which is just 615 with a slight boost in CPU frequency. And P8 lite US variant already had 615.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 04:29

13. Ghost04 (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Some corrections :
P9 Max with Kirin 955
P9 lite with Snapdragon 617 .
According to Chinese media leaks .

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