Leaked GFXBench Test Shows Huawei P9 Running Kirin 955 SoC

Huawei has made significant progress in the smartphone market, making its way to the third position in the world, leaving behind big names such as LG. In 2015 the company sold more than 108 million smartphones and for this year the Shenzhen-based giant is already gearing up its war equipment to battle the fierce competition of Samsung, Apple and other manufacturers in the high-end segment. One of the phones that are expected to be launched in just a few days is the Huawei P9 and much is (probably) known about the handset thanks to several leaks appearing online in the past few months. One recent leak revealed benchmarking results from AnTuTu, showing the hardware the P9 will have under the hood, and today another benchmark test was leaked giving more light on the matter.

The test shows the P9 running the Kirin 955 chipset, a processor made by Huawei itself through their subsidiary HiSilicon. This is an octa-core beast that runs at 2.5 GHz and is composed of four ARM Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A57 cores to provide optimal performance on low and high processing power tasks. Previous AnTuTu tests revealed a score of 96,043 points, which is a respectable number, meaning the handset isn’t likely to stay far behind other flagship phones, at least in raw processing power. The model tested has 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM in tow and it is said that there will be a 64 GB version that will ship with 4 GB of RAM. The screen has 5.2 inches and has a Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels) display. The chosen resolution might seem inferior to the QHD of current flagship phones from Samsung or LG, but it is important to note that the higher the resolution, the higher the power consumption. That said, with a 2900 mAh, the P9 might manage to provide a significant usage time otherwise not possible with a QHD resolution with the same amount of battery capacity.

A recently leaked press render shows that Huawei’s new flagship phone will feature a dual-camera setup on the rear and these sensors will sport the Leica branding. Additionally, it will have a metal body and other features include a pressure-sensitive display, fingerprint reader on the rear and a laser autofocus near the dual-camera set. The device is just two days ahead, as it is expected to be revealed on April 6th, and we shall see everything that Huawei has been working on for this device very soon.

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