Unlike in spring of 2015, when it unveiled three versions of its P8 flagship phone, Huawei surprisingly only launched two P9 flavors last week. But a third one is practically confirmed and slated to start shipping on the old continent soon enough, with a fourth one also probably in the works.
What, you didn’t really think the “tiny” 5.5-inch P9 Plus was the 6.8-inch P8 Max’s follow-up, did you? The world’s third largest handheld manufacturer has never been an advocate of the “less is more” saying, and going forward, Huawei continues to believe there’s a market for colossal phablets which might as well be called tablets.
An “unknown” Kirin 950-powered Full HD 6.9-incher, yes, 6.9-incher just cropped up at GFX Bench, where it ran a few pre-release GPU tests. What’s particularly interesting about this supposed Huawei P9 Max is it doesn’t seem to feature dual 12MP rear cameras, like the P9 and P9 Plus, or a single 13-megapixel snapper, a la the P9 Lite.
Instead, the behemoth bumps up the megapixel count to 16, possibly settling for just the one main cam. Hopefully, still produced by Leica, and apparently, doubled by a respectable 8MP selfie shooter.
3GB RAM is another small compromise, though we can still root for a separate 4 gig configuration, with 64 instead of 32GB storage space. Android 6.0 Marshmallow obviously runs the software show, while the make-or-break elements aren’t listed here. We’re talking battery capacity and weight, as the P8 Max definitely hit the mark in the former department, but tipped the scales at an unacceptable 228 grams.