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Huawei P9 leak reveals gorgeous design, new specs

by Jacob Kleinman | March 1, 2016March 1, 2016 4:00 pm PDT

Huawei’s P9 smartphone has been the subject of plenty of speculation in the past few weeks. Now a new report from VentureBeat appears to set the record straight on the company’s upcoming flagship.

The post includes four crisp photos of the device, revealing a slim metal design in line with the company’s recent releases. Huawei included a large fingerprint scanner on the back, a pair of rear cameras and USB-C. There’s also a surprisingly thick bottom bezel.

Huawei may offer as many as four P9 variants to choose from, including a standard P9, a premium version with beefed up hardware, a cheaper P9 Lite and a super-sized P9 Max or P9 Plus.

According to VentureBeat, the regular P9 will sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, an in-house Kirin 950 chip, a 3900mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The premium model could offer 4GB of RAM and a brand new Kirin 955 chip.

As for the P9’s cameras, it apparently packs a pair of 12-megapixel sensors with Leica lenses, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. Huawei is allegedly planning some unique photography features for the phone though we don’t know exactly what it will be capable of.

The company’s launch plans are still a mystery. The P9 is expected to launch in the first half of 2016, but Huawei is still deciding on a final release date and price.

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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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