Huawei P9 rumored for an April 6th launch

by: Rob TriggsMarch 7, 2016
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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.

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.

huawei logo mwc 2015 2See also: Huawei aims to topple Samsung and Apple in five years41
  • Steven Fox

    On track for that estimate, while Samsung and Apple battle with who has the most powerful hardware or the latest innovations, Huawei is actually heavily concentrating in build quality and refined aesthetics.
    With a lower price than both Samsung and Apple while providing similar if not better user experience, with the guarantee of NO hardware problems and best in-class battery life.

    • balcobomber25

      Not to mention teaming up with Leica for their camera lenses.

      • Steven Fox

        I really hope that the P9 has the Leica lenses for us to actually see the difference.

  • Rishicash

    No removable storage??? That’s fine if they don’t mark up onboard storage as much as they and everyone else does but if not, removable storage will be considered an essential feature for a flagship ala S7 Edge.

    • Andre Senge

      it should have removable storage .

      • Rishicash

        Should doesn’t mean it will. The 6P should have too.

        • MoshuXXL

          6P is a Nexus. Huawei doesn’t have much to say about it.

          • Rishicash

            It still should have had it regardless of who made it.

  • Varun Varma

    If only Huawei sorted out their software. There’s a reason why the nexus 6p has been successful outside China.

  • Andreas

    I really look forwardo this one, but mainly the Max version 5.2 is way to small, but I hope 6 inches not more or less I find that to be the sweetspoot and the perfect compromise.

    • Sameer Pervez (Sam)

      The P8 max was 6.8 inches…so maybe this time the p9 enhanced edition would fill that spot