Over the past couple of months or so, the fabled Huawei P9 has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, and as we approach the end of March and the smartphone’s expected debut, it looks like the flagship in question is ready to hit the benchmarks. Earlier today, a handful of screenshots detailing the smartphone’s specifications and performance levels in the AnTuTu v6.0 benchmark popped up on the Chinese microblogging network going by the name of Weibo, and, sure enough, the Huawei P9 does seem to make use of the company’s latest proprietary chipset, the Kirin 955.
According to new data gathered by AnTuTu, the upcoming Huawei P9, model number “EVA-AL10”, features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with unspecified dimensions (presumably a 5.2-inch panel), a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics chip, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 13-megapixel camera complemented by an 8 MP front-facing sensor. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box likely to be covered by Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI (EMUI). As far as performance in AnTuTu v6.0 benchmark goes, the Huawei P9 powered by the Kirin 955 appears to score 96,043 points. In contrast, the Kirin 950 chipset is generally able to top around 85,000 points in the same test, so the Kirin 955 SoC clearly seems to represent a noteworthy upgrade over the Kirin 950. On the other hand, the Huawei P9 still falls behind the Meizu Pro 6 in AnTuTu v6.0. The latter is powered by a MediaTek Helio X25 10-core processor coupled with a Mali-T880 MP graphics chip and was able to score 99,948 points in AnTuTu’s benchmark.
Raw performance aside, the Huawei P9 is expected to feature a number of interesting, high-end features, such as a pressure sensitive display, a fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C connector, and judging by a handful of recently leaked photos, the smartphone could also boast a dual-camera setup on the back panel, along with a two-tone dual-LED flash. The Huawei P9 should debut in a week from now on April 6 in London. As yet there are no official details regarding the Huawei P9’s launch price, but judging by the Huawei P8's initial price, the sequel should cost roughly £350 or more, depending on storage options.