The Huawei P9 will be the Chinese company’s next flagship, and is expected to replace the P8, which has been on the shelves since last year. While the upcoming device has been leaked online a number of times over the past few weeks, any confirmed information regarding the launch date of the smartphone has continued to elude the media until now. That uncertainty may finally be over, with the company officially sending out invites for a press event that is scheduled to be held in London, UK, on the 6th of next month. While Huawei’s invitation (as seen above) is still ambiguous, speculation in the online tech media seem to indicate that the twin zeros at the top of the image refers to the twin cameras on the rear of the upcoming smartphone.
Earlier this month, Huawei had send out what looked like an invitation for an event to be held on the 9th of March in Berlin, Germany. Media outlets speculated that the P9 may make an appearance at the event, alongside the wide range of variants and models that the device is expected to bring with it. Reports have indicated that the Huawei P9 lineup this year will have a wide range of devices including the P9 itself, along with the P9 Lite mid-ranger, the P9 Max phablet and the P9 Enhanced edition. With March 9th just a day away, it will be clear fairly soon as to what Huawei has in store for the event at Berlin. Meanwhile, technically speaking, there’s still no guarantee that the London event will definitely see the launch of the next-gen flagship from Huawei, so it will be interesting to see what comes of this latest invitation.
Taking a quick look at some of the key differences between the various models in the Huawei P9 lineup, while the regular device is said to feature a 5.2-inch display and have the Kirin 950 as its processing chipset, the P9 Lite is expected to come with a 5-inch screen and have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chip under the hood. As for the P9 Enhanced version, the device could be powered by the Kirin 955 SoC and have a large 6.2-inch display panel. If that isn’t large enough for some people, Huawei will also launch the P9 Max, which will feature a gigantic 6.8-inch display, making it more a voice-calling tablet rather than a ‘handset’ per se. As for the processor, it is expected to sport the Kirin 955 under the hood.