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Huawei P9 leak reveals new design and features

by Jacob Kleinman | February 26, 2016February 26, 2016 2:00 pm PDT

Huawei’s next flagship phone, the rumored P9, is set to launch later this year. Now we’re getting a detailed look at a leaked case for the upcoming smartphone courtesy of Twitter tipster OnLeaks.

The phone case features a large cutout in back, which OnLeaks argues may simply be designed to showcase Huawei’s logo. There’s also a pretty large window for the rear camera, suggesting the device could pack a dual-sensor setup in back. The company recently announced a partnership with Leica, so it’s possible we could even see the German camera maker’s technology featured in the P9.

The Huawei P9 may also pack a fingerprint reader though it’s unclear where it will be located. The case design doesn’t leave much room for a sensor on the side of the device, but it’s still possible the new phone could feature a physical home button with a biometric scanner.

The P9 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 3000mAh battery, up to 6GB of RAM and a Kirin 950 processor. Huawei is allegedly planning to announce the new phone in March though for now the company isn’t revealing any details.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...