GFXBench test reveals that the Huawei P9 will be powered by the Kirin 955 SoC

With the Huawei P9 and other variants of the device two days away from being unveiled during a Huawei media event, the phone has made a last second visit through the GFXBench site. And the specs listed include a 5.1-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution (FHD). The chipset found inside is the Kirin 955, the latest home grown chip from Huawei. It features an octa-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T880 GPU. In case you were wondering abiut the Kirin 955 SoC, it carries four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores.

The rest of the specs include 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. The dual-cameras on the back of the device are both 12MP and employ Leica optics. The front-facing selfie camera weighs in at 8MP. While not included in the GFXBench info, previous leaks indicated that the P9 will be powered by a 2900mAh battery.

On April 6th, we also expect the manufacturer to introduce the Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei P9 Max, and a special enhanced version of the phone with specs in between the regular P9 and the P9 Max. 

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source: Winfuture  (translated)

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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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20 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good enough.

2. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

CPU wise, yes, but the Mali T880mp4 GPU was tested to be up to 3.5 times slower than the Mali T880mp12 in the S7. That's even more dissappointing than expected, with 3 times less threads. https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&did1=32229286&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=ARM+Mali-T880&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+S7+edge+%28Mali-T880%2C+SM-G935x%29

3. tyrionTheWise unregistered

3 times less 'clusters', not threads. Thread is a software term for a derivative of a process. The mali in the Exynos is faster due to the much faster memory bus, feeding the GPU with the frames faster. That being said, the T880MP4 will do just fine in real life games, since the workload in benchmarks are much different than real games.

8. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

My bad regarding clusters vs threads, coffee time. And no doubt most high end games will play very smoothly now, but expect most users to stick with a phone like this for up to 2 years or more and you can wonder if the same goes at that point (with much more demanding games available), especially with the knowledge in mind that this is will likely carry a high end price tag, similar to that of the LG5 and S7. Worth a thought for potential buyers.

13. tyrionTheWise unregistered

For anything over 400$, the SoC alone is a good reason to not buy this phone. Since you can get a last year's flagship with a faster chip.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Doesn't matter, the T880mp4 is more than good enough to run 1080p with no problem. The phones with the T880mp12 need it because they have QHD screens, anything less would be unacceptable.

7. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

That may be your opinion, but expect games to become more demanding during its lifetime and a pricetag similar to current flagships, despite the difference mentioned above.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'd never get the phone lol, I was just saying that it's not that bad. It definitely isn't worth it's flagship price tag.

11. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Qhd is merely 1.7 times 1080p, why do you need 3x power for only 1.7 times pixels. And framerates don't scale linearly with resolution since textures don't increase necessarily. On my GTX 970, fps difference between 1080p and 1440p is close to 10-20% depending on games. The difference will be lesser in mobile games since they mostly top out at 1080p or less. You don't need 3x the horsepower. 20-30% additional power will be more than enough. More VRAM is needed however.

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I personally need that much power, QHD affects FPS way more than people seem to think.

17. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Using s6 for over a year and no slowdown in any game so far. If I get an s6 with 4000 mAh, I'll buy it again without regrets.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

23fps in t-rex, that's 2013 flagship grade.....

12. tyrionTheWise unregistered

My s4 (2013 flagship) gets 15 fps and my g2(H2 2013) gets around 25. You're correct lol.

19. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

So explain me why the Mate 8 is at 60 fps in real racing 3 but not the s7 ?

5. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

@tyrionTheWise Sir... you're one of the best reader on this site, your every comment is TOP notch. your every comment shows that you're one of the most technical reader on this site... want to learn from you 😛

14. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I'm humbled

15. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

training classes should be arranged. $100 per lecture ;)

6. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

i dont mind huwaei ...asus..meizu or any of em as long as they upgrades their phones n customer service is reasonable

18. Lawks

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

Still no 4k recording? the 1080p on Honor devices is like 2011 quality and no 4k..... Mate 8 FHD is okay, but not better than 2013-2014 phones. hope this leica implementation can do 4k video.

20. NoAllegiance unregistered

I doubt it, they did not give much attention to video in general... only still images.

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