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Huawei P9 leaked prototype reveals rear fingerprint sensor

by Jacob Kleinman | February 29, 2016February 29, 2016 5:20 pm PDT

Huawei’s P9 leaked again this weekend, offering our best look at the upcoming device. Specifically, you can see the partially-covered back of the phone, which seems to reveal several new hardware features.

The alleged P9 prototype, which was spotted by French site NoWhereElse, clearly packs a fingerprint sensor in back. It looks a lot like the one included in the Huawei Mate 8 and the Nexus 6P, which both offer blazing-fast biometric recognition. You can also see the phone’s rumored dual rear cameras and what looks like a dual LED flash module.

The new image lines up pretty well with a leaked case we saw last week. At the time, it was unclear if that centered rear cutout was meant for a fingerprint scanner or just to display the company’s logo. Now it seems pretty clear that’s where the biometric sensor will go.

NWE even mocked up a render of the Huawei P9 by combining these new details with an image of last year’s P8. This very well could be the phone’s final design, though it’s also possible the company will tweak a few details to improve its style.

Huawei’s next phone is expected to pack a 3000mAh battery, up to 6GB of RAM, an in-house Kirin 950 processor, and a 5.2-inch 1080p display. Rumor has it the device will debut in March.

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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...

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