Huawei’s next flagship smartphone will be the P9, and if rumors and leaks are anything to go by, we’re expecting a phone which looks very similar to the P8 released last year. With that said, there will undoubtedly be some differences shown off when the device gets unveiled to the media at a London event on April 6th. Now, the family of P9-series phones has shown up on Oppomart, an online store which specializes in importing Chinese smartphones to the US.
As has been rumored since the beginning of the year, the listings show three distinct phone models. Those are the P9, P9 Lite and P9 Max.
The P9’s specs listed on the retailer’s site are pretty much exactly what we’ve been hearing over the past few weeks. Its spec-sheet is claimed to feature a 1080p 5.2-inch display, Kirin 950 processor, 32GB Storage and 3GB RAM. According to the listing, there’s also a 12MP dual camera on the back with OIS as well as a 3,000mAh battery which combines with built-in tech to ensure the phone easily lasts an entire day:
The energy efficient display features CABC and DRAM (Display RAM) technology that adjust the level of backlight and differentiate between dynamic and static content on your screen. These technologies reduce the power consumed and allow you to run all your apps and data services, all day long.
Moving on to the P9 Max and, unlike last year’s model, it seems the larger phone in the series is far more reasonably sized. Rather than have a small tablet-sized display, the product listed on Oppomart has a 6.2-inch Quad HD display which, although large, is much more manageable than the 6.8-inch screen on the P8 Max. It’s also claimed to be powered by a Kirin 955 chip and 4GB RAM.
The displayed 3,000mAh battery capacity has us scratching our heads, since we’d expect a larger cell inside a big phone like this, especially with a Quad HD resolution display. What’s more, showing exactly the same dimensions and camera setup as the P9 seemingly shows that Oppomart made an error somewhere. It’s very, very unlikely that the P9 Max’s rumored 6.2-inch display will fit in to a body the same size as the 5.2-inch P9.
Lastly, the P9 Lite is listed as having a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 650 processor and the same 12MP dual camera system as the other two phones. It’s claimed it will have a 2,500mAh battery, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
All P9 series phones will almost certainly run Huawei’s EMUI software on top of Android Marshmallow when they hit the market next month. Pricing for the P9, P9 Max and P9 Lite is shown as $499, $699 and $299 respectively.
Perhaps what’s interesting with these listings is that there’s no mention of the rumored P9 Premium. This device is expected to be very much like the regular sized P9, but with a more powerful processor, more RAM and more storage. In fact, many of the rumored specs are identical to those featured in the P9 Max’s listing on Oppomart, suggesting the retailer maybe got its wires crossed somewhere.
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