We are gradually closing in on the Huawei P9’s April 6th launch date and today Oppomart appears to have leaked the smartphone’s hardware specifications rather early. Not only that, but the leak seemingly confirms the existence of the P9 Max and P9 Lite versions of the handset as well.
According to the listings there will be three handsets in the Huawei P9 range, each targeting slightly different price brackets in the market. This strategy would allow Huawei to cater to multiple market segments and regions with a single flagship range. The Huawei P9 looks to be the all-rounder model, boasting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, octa-core Kirin 950 processor, and a reasonable $499 expected price tag. Although we should stress that Oppomart’s import prices won’t necessarily reflect Huawei’s actual target prices.
|Huawei P9||P9 Max||P9 Lite|
|Display||5.2-inch, 1920×1080||6.2-inch, 2560×1440||5-inch, 1920×1080|
|Processor||Hisilicon Kirin 950||Hisilicon Kirin 955||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650|
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP with OIS and laser focus||Dual 12 MP with OIS and laster focus||Dual 12 MP with OIS and laser focus|
|Front camera||5 MP||5 MP||5 MP|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,000 mAh||2,500 mAh|
The P9 Max is the highest end model in the series, boasting a 6.2-inch QHD display, extra storage and RAM, as well as a slightly more powerful Kirin 955 processor. The P9 Lite cuts off a portion of the RAM and internal memory while opting for a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, in order to substantially cut the handset’s price tag. The Lite model probably fits more into the super-mid-range section of the market, where value for money is the key factor.
All three of the Huawei P9 handsets are said to come 4G FDD-LTE connectivity, a dual-SIM tray, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed out of the box. The software will be based on Huawei’s own EMUI version of Marshmallow. The spec sheets also state that all three of the models will feature the dual-rear camera technology that we have seen leaked a number of times and that Huawei made references too in its launch event teaser.
Of course, this leak comes quite some time ahead of the expected official launch event and might not necessarily reflect final hardware. Still, what would you think about the Huawei P9 range if these specs turn out to be accurate?