The new Huawei P9 series is a family of camera-focused devices that are made to appeal to picture-happy users. Although yet to be officially unveiled, the handsets offer dual rear cameras and are equipped for solid performance, going by leaked details.
Here are a few speculations about the Huawei P9, the Huawei P9 Max, and the Huawei P9 Lite.
This is the standard variant among the three new Huawei P9 series devices. The 5.2-incher flaunts an ultra-slim body at just 6.4 millimetres – that is thinner than the Galaxy S7.
The display has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for spectacular viewing. It supposedly has a special display RAM which helps to facilitate content rendering with minimal power consumption.
The Huawei P9 comes with two 12-megapixel snappers on the rear. The rear camera setup offers super-fast laser autofocus and optical image stabilisation (OIS). The P9 series is the first to offer a device with a dual-camera setup along with OIS. For selfies, you get a 5-megapixel sensor on the front.
The phone is powered by a strong, in-house HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, considered one of the most powerful around. The relatively new octa-core CPU gets ample support from 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM for seamless performance and smooth gaming.
Onboard storage capacity is 32 GB. The Huawei P9 boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, overlaid with the Chinese company’s Emotion UI skin. Juice will be supplied by a 3,000mAh battery. The dual-SIM device supports global LTE connectivity.
Huawei P9 Plus
This behemoth is the highest-end offering among the new Huawei P9 series handsets. The high price tag of the Huawei P9 Plus is as a result of the better performance and awesome content viewing it is expected to deliver.
The 6.4mm thin device crams in a mammoth 6.2-inch screen with a stunning 2K Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
In the camera department, the Huawei P9 Plus is kitted with the same 12MP dual cameras with Laser Focus and OIS that come with the regular model. However, the selfie shooter size is expected to be higher at 8 megapixels for better, wide-angle shots.
The Huawei P9 Max is decked out to deliver more robust performance with its maker’s HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset on the inside. The octa-core processor is slightly faster than that on the standard P9 and gets support from a more abundant 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Integrated storage has a higher capacity of 64 GB. The phablet also runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with Huawei’s EMUI skin on top. It is a bit disappointing, though, that this beast comes with a 3,000mAh juicer as well.
Huawei P9 Lite
The word ‘Lite’ suggests a watered-down variant, but the Huawei P9 Lite still boasts some impressive specs. It still gets a 5-inch display with a Full HD (1,080p) resolution, which means it promises slightly sharper images than the standard Huawei P9. The camera setup is also just like you have it on the regular model.
Performance is the main area where the P9 Lite doesn’t compare so well against the others. It is equipped with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The CPU is assisted by decent 2 GB of RAM. Onboard storage capacity is also the lowest at 16 GB. It has juice supplied to it by a smaller 2500mAh battery.
Huawei P9 series are expected in April 2016. Oppomart lists the upcoming smartphones as follows in anticipation of launch: the Huawei P9 Max will be priced at $699 (140,000 Naira), the Huawei P9 at $499 (100,000 Naira) and P9 Lite will hang a price tag of $299 (60,000 Naira).