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

The Huawei P9 has a dual camera system and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner

The Huawei P9 has a dual camera system and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner

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.

The Huawei P9 will launch on April 6th says tipster Evan Blass

The Huawei P9 will launch on April 6th says tipster Evan Blass


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source: @evleaks via It.168.com

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10 Comments

1. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Lets see what this device is going to bring ...

5. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

A device 5.5 inches and above.. Without real productivity features and stylus never appeal to me.. That's why in this category Samsung Note series rule.. Till maybe when surface phablet is going to be introduced

10. MSi_GS70 unregistered

So huawei sticked with FHD? No QHD? What bout usb c?

2. carlemillward unregistered

6.2 inch, 6.8 inch, is there enough people who want these to be profitable?

6. TerryTerius unregistered

If it's priced highly enough it will be profitable. But yeah, anything 6 inches and above is appealing to a much smaller segment of the consumer market than 4.7-5.5 inch (or thereabouts) phones.

3. Dre1300

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

I will be getting the enhanced P9, seems like a legit date, will this be the date the phone is available to buy or when it will announce.

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The whole dual camera thing really needs to be explained, one with and one without optical zoom? why not just one with optical zoom? faster focusing?

7. TerryTerius unregistered

Maybe it is only me, but I find this design to be rather generic and bland. It's almost featureless. To each their own, but it doesn't appeal to me personally

8. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I agree. At least in the picture above. It looks like a tin can with buttons.

9. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

We agree on this! This is super ugly and is worse than a lot of phones from 2016 Xperia XA looks better and thats low end. I think this phone screams made in China. Maybe this is what happens when they stop coping Samsung and Iphone?

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