Huawei P9 leak brings us pics of real hardware – and answers some questions

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How long have we been waiting for Huawei to bring us its P9? Rumors dating all the way back to last year have been describing a phone (or rather, a set of phones) with some pretty capable hardware – including a few real stand-out features like a pair of 12MP rear cameras for some extra imaging prowess. The last few weeks have kept us busy with the publication of new P9 renders, though leaked pictures of actual hardware have helped create just a bit of uncertainty as to exactly how Huawei is planning to equip the phone. As we wait for word of formal launch plans, we’ve got one more new leak to check out, with some high-quality pics arriving alongside a new report on hardware specs.

While these shots may not cover the P9 from all angles, they get the job done, showing off not just that dual rear camera setup, but offering a crystal clear look at the phone’s bottom edge, confirming reports that the P9 won’t end up with a pair of speaker grilles down there.

As for those specs, this report attempts to clear up the difference between the standard P9 and the rumored premium edition of the phone: while the former could be equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC and 3GB of RAM, the latter should end up with a slightly beefier Kirin 955 and 4GB of system memory. Look for a minimum of 32GB of storage no matter which model you choose, with options possibly extending as high as 128GB. Other details we’re hearing about include a 3900mAh battery, the clearly visible fingerprint sensor, and a USB type-C connector.

Current best guesses for Huawei’s launch plans suggest the P9 will officially emerge sometime next quarter.

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Source: Venture Beat

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