The Huawei P9 has been outed just a few days after Mobile World Congress making us wonder why Huawei didn’t unveil this device at MWC2016. Venturebeat had an inside source that had some hands on time with the Huawei P9 and was able to leak some photos to them. The first thing you notice is the P9’s dual cameras on the back and that Nexus 6P-like camera “hump” that might end up being a signature Huawei design. The front display looks nice with slim side bezels though the top and bottom do seem a bit bulkier than some might like.
According to the person who spent some time with the regular P9, its own components are, as would be expected, slightly more conservative: a Kirin 950, Mali-T880 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. The 950 contains an octa-core processor whose ARM big.LITTLE configuration divides the cores into four each for high and low power, running at 2.53GHz and 1.8GHz, respectively.
Storage clocks in at 32GB, and though there’s no information to substantiate this, premium version storage seems likely to hit either 64GB or 128GB. Battery capacity was supposedly reported by the system — Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 — as an eye-opening 3900mAh, rather capacious for the traditional slim design of this lineup.
Overall the device looks nicely designed and with Huawei starting to break into the mainstream with the Nexus 6P and Honor 5X, companies like Samsing, LG, and Motorola might want to keep their backs covered. Chinese phone manufactures have been making some nicely designed phones, companies like Xiaomi, Oppo and One Plus might benefit from some of the traction Huawei has been able to gain in the US market. But in a smartphone market saturated with Android phones, are more choices a good thing? Could the Chinese device makers start pushing out the Korean device makers?
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