First official glimpse at Huawei P9: dual-cam confirmed

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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P9
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

23. MSi_GS70 unregistered

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

2. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

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

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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)

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Most likely overclocked

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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)

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

18. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

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

21. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Wrong, A72s based 8890 and SD820!

22. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

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

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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)

3. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 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

4. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

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

5. NoAllegiance unregistered

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

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

14. NoAllegiance unregistered

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)

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

19. NoAllegiance unregistered

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.

13. Ghost04

Posts: 516; Member since: May 03, 2014

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

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