Huawei Execs Drop P9 Hints On Sina Weibo

March 9, 2016 - Written By Daniel Fuller

Huawei’s upcoming P9 flagship has generated a ton of buzz. According to a poster image that Huawei put out into the wild, bearing the tagline, “Change the way you see the world”, something big will be unveiled on April 6 at a special event in London at Battersea Park. Obviously, it wouldn’t be terribly surprising for that big reveal to be the P9. A somewhat elaborate hint has been dropped by three Huawei executives on Chinese social network Sina Weibo, involving camera company Leica.

News has already come out that the upcoming P9 flagship will sport dual cameras. News has also come to light that Huawei has partnered up with camera company Leica for some of the technology behind the P9’s cameras. That said, a few Huawei execs took to Sina Weibo to drop a cryptic hint about the upcoming P9 flagship. All three executives got on the microblogging site and posted the same thing, roughly translated into English as “later, 9 Lai”. According to GizmoChina, the “Lai” in the post may have been a play on or hint at Leica. Further details were unavailable, leaving more than a few burning questions about the nature of the posts and how they relate to the upcoming flagship.

For the rumored specs thus far, all four variants of the P9 sports the aforementioned dual cameras, set at 13 megapixels bolstered by Leica technology. The standard edition will have 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Huawei’s rather powerful Kirin 950 in-house SOC. The high-end model will up the RAM by 1GB, double the storage and feature an updated Kirin 950 processor. A Max version is apparently also in the works, which will feature a 6-.8inch screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and otherwise share specs with the premium version. A lite version is reportedly also coming. If it’s anything like the lite version of the Huawei P8, users can expect lowered specs, a smaller body and a lower price point, more than likely sporting the exact same software, just with tweaks for compatibility with the different hardware. Rumors also point to Other details, such as the front camera resolution and battery, have thus far been rather sparse.