Oppomart, a China-based online retailer in no way affiliated to device manufacturers OPPO or OnePlus, has made a habit of spoiling the surprises before high-profile Android product announcements. And while it’s obvious we’re once again looking at sketchy placeholder listings set up for free publicity scoring, we can’t ignore the seller’s massive Huawei P9, P9 Max, and P9 Lite exposé.
Particularly as it fits with a few previous rumors, and all in all, corresponds to what we’ve been expecting from upgrades of last year’s P8 trio. Without further ado, and reiterating our obligatory skepticism regarding the accuracy of the information divulged, let’s see what we’re looking at.
Starting from the top, the P9 Max is apparently tipped to cost $700, which sounds a tad extravagant, even if the phablet is as high-end as you think. Measuring 6.2 inches in diagonal, the full-metal giant should sport Quad HD screen resolution, octa-core Kirin 955 processing power, 4GB RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, 64GB internal storage space, dual 12MP cameras, and a single 8MP selfie shooter.
For 200 bucks less, you’ll soon be able to buy an easier to handle 5.2-incher with a Full HD display pixel count, slightly downgraded Kirin 950 SoC, the same dual 12MP main photography arrangement, 3GB memory, 32GB ROM, and global FDD-LTE network support.
Last but certainly not least, Huawei will also cater to cash-strapped power users with a not-so-diminutive 5-inch Full HD P9 Lite, priced at $300, packing Snapdragon 650 heat, 2GB RAM, 2,500 mAh battery juice, 16GB ROM, and yet again, a state-of-the-art 12 megapixel duo cam combination.
Like we said, almost everything seems plausible, save perhaps for the 3,000 mAh cell listed both inside the Huawei P9 and P9 Max. But we won’t know anything for sure until April 6.