After a boatload of leaks and rumors, the Huawei P9
is just hours away from its official unveiling. Set to pack a slew of high-end hardware throughout, one of the marquee features will be the dual rear-facing camera setup, which photography specialist Leica has helped to build
. The handset has been snapped several times in silver over the past couple of weeks, and as the finish line approaches, a black / gray variant has been spotted in the wild.
Whilst the design of the P9 hasn't been in question for a while now, this new leak shared by GizmoChina
appears to confirm the existence of a darker model. The new image is fairly low-resolution, which is always a little bit suspect, though perhaps Huawei has purposely kept the sharper images wrapped up for the big showcasing.
Along with the silver and this new black / charcoal gray color option, we also have a pretty good idea of the P9's specs thanks to a recent GFXBench leak
. Under the hood, expect to find the octa-core Kirin 955 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz, along with 3 GB of RAM. The device will also carry 32 GB of storage, and according to previous info, there will be a 2900 mAh battery to keep it running.
The two 12-megapixel rear cameras are of particular interest, mainly because of Leica's aforementioned involvement. Plenty of firms talk up the shooters of their unreleased handsets, though the end product often disappoints. With Leica on board, here's hoping the P9's cameras manage to live up to the hype.