Huawei P9 Could Come As Early As March 2016 – Impressive Specs Expected
Despite the release of Mate 8, Huawei does not want to waste any time as it preps to release the handset that will succeed this one. Ladies and gentleman, that smartphone is going to be known as none other than Huawei P9.
Huawei P9 Expected To Feature A Kirin 950 – It Could Very Well Sport The Company’s Own Custom Designed GPU
According to a source, Huawei P9 could come as early as March 2016, but it looks like there are going to be no specification differences between this handset and Mate 8, if you are concerning yourself over the chipset. This is because Huawei P9 is expected to feature a Kirin 950, which is the company’s own developed SoC, and features the following processor combination in ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture:
- Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72
- Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53
There is also 3GB of RAM present in the base model of this particular handset, which begs the question, is Huawei going to release several variants of its smartphone like it did with its P8? Looks like it is a possibility, so as a result, we could be seeing a total of three models being announced by the company (the screen sizes have been stated alongside the model name).
- Huawei P9 Lite (5.0 inch screen) and could feature 3GB of RAM
- Huawei P9 (5.2 inch screen) and could feature 4GB of RAM
- Huawei P9 Max (6.2 inch screen) and could feature 4GB of RAM
Out of all the three models, P9 Max is going to sport the largest battery capacity thanks to its sheer size, and we are confident that all models are going to be running Android Marshmallow 6.0 ‘out of the box’. A while ago, we discussed that Huawei is working on its own custom GPU, much like Apple, so there is a very high chance that we will seeing such a chip become a part of the specifications group when all models are announced. The Chinese manufacturer is also working on its own mobile platform called Kirin OS, but we highly doubt that these models are going to be running it, most likely because the company is well aware that it might not do well thanks to the superior market share currently hogged by Google’s Android platform.
Currently, we are unsure of the pricing of these three handsets, but looking at what strategy the company followed with its previous models, the Lite variant is going to be the most affordable out of the all three, and Max will be stamped with the biggest price tag. What are your thoughts on Huawei P9 and how do you think it will fare against the remaining competition? Do let us know your thoughts.