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Huawei P9 design allegedly revealed, physical home button included

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Huawei P9 design allegedly revealed, physical home button included
Expected to be released sometime in March, the Huawei P9 might look very different from its predecessor, the Huawei P8 (seen on the left).

Chinese website CNMO today posted a sketch that allegedly reveals the design of the P9: we can see a pretty thin body, rounded corners, a physical home screen button, and a dual rear camera. This design kind of reminds us of the HTC A9 (especially because of the rounded corners and the home button).

It would be quite unusual for Huawei to launch a handset with a physical home button. However, we did hear that the P9 would come with a new design, so perhaps we shouldn't be that surprised if it ends up looking like in the image below. It's said that the P9 will be the first in the P series to feature a fingerprint scanner, and maybe that's one of the reasons why the home button is there. Of course, Huawei could also embed the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, just like it's done on the Mate 8, Mate S, G8, and others.

Like the P8 before it, the Huawei P9 might sport a 5.2-inch display. The smartphone should be powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 processor, also offering 4 GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery. As for its dual rear camera, this could be a 12 MP one. A recent rumor had it that the P9 would have 6 GB of RAM, but that's probably not true (according to the same rumor, the handset should've been announced earlier this month at CES 2016 - which obviously didn't happen).

Huawei P9 design allegedly revealed, physical home button included

source: CNMO (translated)

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posted on 14 Jan 2016, 23:53 5

1. manojmcn (Posts: 574; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


This year most android flagships will adopt "Galaxy" home button style fingerprint scanners.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 00:43

9. Loveneesh (Posts: 201; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


Galaxy copied it From iphone 5s because it is first in that style.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 01:01 6

10. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


They're referring to the shape of the button.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 02:02

15. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


so now iphoe copy era is done and gone..
Now samsu g copy era coming..

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 00:10 8

2. monoke (Posts: 478; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


WTH. They go from the sexy p8 design to a yet another bland iphone/gs6 look alike. This is an example of how drastic change is not always good imo.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 09:24

20. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


How can you tell that from this?

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 11:00

22. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


don't worry ull get used to it..

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 00:20 3

4. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Ugly, Super Ugly.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:27 1

17. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


looks like a combination of iphone 6 and galaxy s6...these are supposed to be the best looking phones

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 00:26

6. zeppo (Posts: 109; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Now Chinese copy Samsung button by storm

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 01:45

14. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)


I buy Samsung phones because of the home button.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 00:28

7. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


I hope this isn't true... what a departure from the design language started in the P8 and Mate S/8 series :/

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 00:37

8. zeeBomb (Posts: 2142; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


looooool

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 01:19

12. carlemillward (unregistered)


Saw this coming when they announced their new tablet, seems like it makes more sense to put it there, since those are the customers you want to poach... Apple and Samsung.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 01:39

13. Biernot (unregistered)


okay !!!

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 02:46

16. Ghost04 (Posts: 347; Member since: 03 May 2014)


I loved Huawei's designs but thus one is just awful .
I think I have to stick with the Mate serise which looks way awesome
I always hated physical home buttons that's why I don't buy Samsung and Apple phone , though they are the best manufacturers .

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 08:56

19. tokuzumi (Posts: 992; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Every time I see huawei's logo, I keep thinking NBC has made a phone.

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