Huawei has risen to become a major market player due to its successful handset portfolio that nicely spans the mid to upper tiers of the market. According to a source familiar with the matter, Huawei is planning to launch a small range of P9 flagship smartphones this year, which should have a wide range of consumer preferences covered.
Although we don’t have the exact specifications for the smartphones, the source states that Huawei is preparing to launch four variants of its 2016 flagship. There will be the regular P9, a budget oriented P9lite, a presumably larger P9max and an “enhanced” edition P9, which packs in some additional hardware features.
The larger P9max is also said to feature additional RAM and a larger storage capacity than the regular model. The enhanced P9 is set to come with a dual 12 megapixel rear camera sensor for additional depth information capture, picture refocusing and aperture adjustments. Huawei has used this dual camera setup inside some of its high-end smartphones before. The last hardware detail leaked suggests that Huawei will be sticking with a 1080p display resolution for its P9 range, as it doesn’t believe that the additional battery drain from QHD is worth the slight boost to image quality.
Unfortunately, we probably won’t be seeing any of these smartphones just yet. Apparently, Huawei isn’t planning to unveil any of them at the MWC next month, instead the range will see a dedicated unveiling some weeks after the event.