Yesterday we told you about the joint venture of Huawei and Leica to produce the dual camera system featured in the upcoming Huawei flagship – P9. Huawei’s own deputy chairman of the board, Mr Guo Ping, announced that they are going to launch the P9 flagship phone very soon and that it the is the product that they worked with Leica to produce.
We also received an image leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer which featured for the first time, ‘Leica’ logo printed beside the dual camera system of the Huawei P9. In addition to that, another image just surfaced which all but confirms the Leica dual camera system along with laser auto focus and flash on the rear side of the smartphone.
Lets have a look at the rumored specifications of the Huawei P9 and its other alleged variants – Huawei P9 Max and P9 Lite. Huawei P9 will sport a 5.2″ 1080p display. Under the hood, the smartphone will host the Kirin 950 chipset. As far as the memory of the handset is concerned, 3GB of RAM (LPDDR4 1866MHz) and 32GB internal storage are being rumored. Note that this is special display RAM which allows static content on the screen to be rendered while using very little power. Apart from the 12MP dual camera setup at the back, a 5MP shooter will be available at the front for selfies. Furthermore, the rear camera will come with support for Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The 6.4mm thick device will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. Huawei P9 will feature pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI. The Handset will feature dual-SIM and global LTE connectivity.
The Huawei P9 Lite sports a slightly smaller 5″ 1080p screen and the same 12MP duo camera with OIS accompanied by the 5MP selfie cam. This particular smartphone will feature processing components with comparatively lower capabilities than other variants of the P9 – thus the name ‘Lite’. The device will host the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage under the hood. Naturally, the battery is smaller too – 2,500mAh Li-Po unit.
The Huawei P9 Max got its name from its gigantic 6.2″ screen which features resolutions up to 1400 x 2560 pixels. Of course, P9 Max will sport an enhanced Kirin 955 chipset accompanied by a larger 4GB of RAM. The storage capacity of the device is also double than the one featured in P9 – 64GB. However P9 Max will be running the same Android 6.0 + EMUI. In addition to that, both devices will host the same 3000 mAh battery and carry the same 6.4mm thickness even though they vary considerably in size. Moving on to the optics section, P9 Max will come standard with 12MP duo camera which will support OIS and Laser focus. Surprisingly, the handset will feature a better 8MP selfie camera.
The Huawei P9 is officially unveiled on Wednesday April 6, so stay tuned for the latest updates.
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