Circle your calendar: Huawei P9 rumored to launch April 6th

A tweet from Evan Blass (@evleaks) reveals that the unannounced Huawei P9 will launch on April 6th. Four variants of the phone are expected to be unveiled on March 9th. We should see the Huawei P9, P9 Max, P9 lite and a special enhanced version of the phone. Both the P9 Max and the special enhanced version will feature the Kirin 955 SoC, while the P9 will be equipped with the Kirin 950 chipset. The Snapdragon 650 SoC will drive the P9 lite. The latter will be priced at the equivalent of $289 USD, while the P9 will cost $473 USD based on current exchange rates. The special enhanced version of the phone will carry a price tag that works out to $565 USD, while the P9 Max will run you the equivalent of $627 USD.

Huawei had an extremely impressive 2015, but this year it won't have the Nexus 6P to help it generate a ton of U.S. sales. If Huawei is going to surpass Apple and Samsung to become the global smartphone leader in five years like Huawei executive Richard Yu recently said, the company is going to need an extensive marketing campaign in the U.S., where its name is not nearly as well known as the two companies ahead of it.

Rumored specs for the Huawei P9 lite include a 5-inch screen along with 2GB of RAM/16GB ROM. The P9 will have a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM. The unit will be a svelte 6.18mm thin. The special enhanced Huawei P9 will feature a 6.2-inch screen with 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. A 6.8-inch display will be found on the P9 Max along with 4GB RAM/64 or 128GB ROM. All models should have a dual camera set up on back, with a fingerprint scanner underneath.

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