If the Huawei Mate 8 is too big for your liking, here’s something else to look forward to. Huawei now has a date for its P9 flagship smartphone and it’s happening on 6 April in London. This replaces the Huawei P8 that marks the beginning of its premium metal build smartphones.
In the official invite above, there’s a #00 at the top with a line that says “change the way you see the world”. This could hint its new dual-camera set up which we’ve seen in photos from @evleaks. Remember the honor 6 plus? That came with dual-camera set up that provides extra bokeh effects and the ability to shoot higher-resolution photos by combining images taken from both cameras. Other brands that have tried dual-cameras include HTC and most recently LG with its new G5.
Apart from making high-end devices, Huawei wants to reinvent smartphone photography by teaming up with Leica. That’s quite a bold move considering established players like Samsung and Microsoft’s Lumia (with its PureView) have raised the bar tremendously.
So what can we expect? Like the P8, there will be couple of variants including a standard, Lite and perhaps a Max version. Under the hood, Huawei should be using their in-house developed Kirin 950 processor that offers a balance of both performance and frugal battery life. Looking at how competitively priced the Mate 8 is, you can expect the P9 to undercut other mainstream brands. We’ll find out for sure a month from now.