Huawei P9 to launch in March of next year?

Traditionally, Huawei releases new flagships in April of every year. In 2013, the Huawei Ascend P6 was launched in April; in 2014, the Huawei Ascend P7 was launched in April, and this year the Huawei P8 (pictured below) was launched in April. If you’re waiting for the Huawei P9, you may be expecting the upcoming flagship to be released in April of 2016. If a new report is to be believed, this will not be the case next year.

March of 2016 release?

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Chinese-speaking Mobile-dad is responsible for circulating this new rumour. It claims that the Huawei P9 will be available in March of 2016 instead of April.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

We’ve learned from past reports that the Huawei P9 will feature a 5.2-inch screen – a similar screen size to its predecessor the Huawei P8, but it is yet to be determined if the screen will be a Quad HD screen (resolution of 1440 x 2560) or a Full HD screen (resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels). The P8 features a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. Like the P6, P7, and P8, the P9 is expected to be made of premium materials and be extremely thin. The P9 will reportedly feature a “curved design,” but it remains a mystery if the design will be curved or if the screen will be curved just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. These days, almost all flagships sport fingerprint scanners. The P9 is expected to follow this trend.The P9 is said to sport a dual rear-facing camera with laser auto focus. The P9 is expected to rock Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72s cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, four Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8 GHz, and an ARM Mali-T880 GPU to handle graphics made under the company’s 16 nm process, under the hood. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board.

The Huawei P9 Max is also said to be in development. It is a phablet with a 6.2-inch Quad HD screen. It is also expected to be released in 2016, but it is still unconfirmed whether the device will make its official debut alongside the 5.2-inch Huawei P9 or soon after.

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