Huawei is indeed proving to be the new kid on the block to watch out for. Reports emerged indicating that its forthcoming new smartphone, the hotly awaited Huawei P9 powered by Kirin 950, topped benchmark tests.
A leaked schematic of the purported device also reveals that the P9 will rock a dual-camera setup and fingerprint scanner.
Leaked Multi-Core Score On Geekbench
Geekbench results show that the Huawei P9 allegedly notched an impressive multi-core score of 7,313. If the rumor turns out to be true, the P9 now surpasses the multi-core score (7,037) of a mystery phone which is said to have a Helio X20 chipset and a deca-core CPU.
The company is not expected to unveil the Huawei P9 until March this year. Ahead of its official launch, a new sketch pushed out by Chinese website CNMO shows that the new device will allegedly look different from its predecessor, the Huawei P8.
From the looks of it, the P9 seems to boast a thin body, a dual rear camera, rounded corners and a physical home screen button.
Rumor also has it that the device is going to be the first in the P series to include a fingerprint scanner, which could be the reason why the physical button exists. Nevertheless, it is also very likely that the fingerprint scanner could be spotted on the back of the phone, akin to the Huawei Mate S, G8 and Mate 8.
Specs-wise, rumor is rife claiming this new device will come with an octa-core Kirin 950 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery. The P9 is also believed to tout a 5.2-inch screen.
Furthermore, it is expected that this phone will arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed. The dual rear camera is expected to have a 12-megapixel sensor.
Earlier rumors claimed the device could be launched at CES 2016. Apparently, this did not happen. During that time, it was also reported that the phone could rock a whopping 6 GB of RAM. Some believe, however, this is probably not true.
We reported in December last year that the device is tipped to be launched in March 2016 and it could also be equipped with a curved design.
At the moment, Huawei is the third biggest smartphone maker across the globe, next to Samsung and Apple.
Earlier this month, the company released the Mate 8. Last year, it partnered with Google to develop the Nexus 6P (the bigger sibling of LG's Nexus 5X), which is well-received by loyal Nexus fans.
As always in this case, it is smart to take these details with a grain of salt. We will be sure to keep you posted regarding new details as they become available.