Huawei P9 could be released in March


Succeeding the Ascend P6 and Ascend P7, the Huawei P8 (pictured above) was released in April this year as a thin smartphone made out of premium materials. Not long after its launch, we heard that Huawei was already working on a successor, which should be called Huawei P9.

While some rumors had it that the P9 would be released before the end of 2015, that's not going to happen. According to Chinese website Mobile-dad, Huawei intends to launch the P9 in March 2016 - thus almost one year after the P8.

It's said that the Huawei P9 will sport a 5.2-inch display (just like the P8, though we don't know what pixel resolution the new screen will have), while offering a "curved design." It's not clear if the display itself will be curved. The upcoming smartphone should be powered by Huawei's own octa-core Kirin 950 processor, possibly featuring a fingerprint scanner, 4 GB of RAM, and a dual rear camera with laser auto focus.

A Huawei P9 Max (sporting a 6.2-inch Quad HD screen) could also be introduced sometime next year, but we don't know if Huawei is planning to unveil it at the same time with the 5.2-inch P9.

source: Mobile-dad (translated)

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8 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I like that boxy design.

2. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

The UI needs an overhaul.

3. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Great Design :)

4. carlemillward unregistered

Everyone releasing their flagship earlier next year, does that mean we will see two flagships like Sony??? For instance S7 Winter Edition, P9 Royal Edition?

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

P8 is already a hot hit! Hope Huawei continues to impress!

6. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

The hardware is great but the ui needs a refresh

7. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

The other way round - software is decent (I like EMUI) but the hardware could be better - Kirin 930 is slightly worse than two year old Snapdragon 800 (especially in GPU department).

8. DannyJr

Posts: 38; Member since: May 08, 2014

Of all the phones I've ever bought off-contract, the P8 is the one I liked the most. No regrets. I am not a gamer so the Kirin chip did not bother me much. The UI is ok, it's iOS-ish but it did it well. I don't think I'm looking to upgrade to the next generation.

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