We have already seen a number of leaks involving the anticipated Huawei P9 flagship from numerous sources, and regular tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has been at it again, this time bringing us a possible release date for the handset. According to the rumor, the Huawei P9 will launch on April 6th, although this date may just be serving as a rough guide for now.
Huawei P9 launches Wednesday, April 6th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 6, 2016
UPDATE: I was told a number of days, not an exact date; may have done the calculation wrong. Will inquire. https://t.co/gCq4gYnTKS
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 7, 2016
According to the latest rumors, the Huawei P9 will ship with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, octa-core Kirin 950 processor with Mali-T880 graphics, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 3,900mAh battery. The handset has also shown up numerous times sporting a dual-rear camera configuration, which is expected to be built from a pair of 12 megapixel camera sensors complete with Leica-made lenses. Other reports anticipate that we will see a range of handsets launched by Huawei, including the regular P9, a P9 Lite, P9 Max, and an enhanced edition.
A fair amount of Huawei’s future ambitions will be riding on the success of the P9, as the company plans to build on its success from last year. Huawei is looking to catch up and even surpass industry leaders Samsung and Apple in the next five years. To accomplish this bold target, the company plans to focus on building global brand recognition for its products and wants to partner up with at least one carrier in the US this year. A best in class smartphone would undoubtedly aid Huawei’s cause too.