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Report: Huawei To Launch Four Variants Of The P9

January 18, 2016 - Written By John Anon

When it comes to Huawei, they are a company who seems to be really stamping their mark on the industry of late. As well as delivering a highly popular flagship Nexus smartphone, they also brought to make one of the most popular smartwatches too. Moving into 2016 and it looks like the company is looking to capitalize on its success even more and will be releasing a number of devices over the next few months.

One of those which is expected to arrive soon enough is the latest of the Huawei P range and following on from 2015’s Huawei P8. Needless to say, this will be the Huawei P9 and over the last few weeks a number of rumors have come through about the device, including reported leaked design images highlighting a design which makes use of a home button. As well as other reports which have surfaced and said to be highlighting the likely specs that will be on offer with the P9, as well as very recent bechmarks which popped up which are thought of belonging to the P9.

The latest report now coming through details that when it comes to the P9, there will be a number of variants available during 2016. According to “a person with knowledge of the company’s plans“, Huawei will be releasing at least four different variants of the P9 in the coming months. In terms of the variants, the selection will be adopting a familiar trend of late with the regular P9 being flanked with both a ‘Lite’ version as well as a ‘Max’ version. The fourth variant will be one which is clearly aimed at being a ‘premium’ version, although the ‘premium’ tag was not fully confirmed by the source. In spite of the lack of confirmation, this heightened version is one which is said to come with a number of enhancements including a larger screen and greater camera improvements. In particular, the fourth P9 will make use of a dual-lens camera setup and will be capable of a number of additional camera features.

With MWC only weeks away, it would seem likely that one (or more) of the P9 range might see their introductions during that event. However, that is not the case according to the latest report. Instead of opting for an MWC unveiling, it is said Huawei will launch the devices in a standalone and dedicated launch event which will take place following MWC.