March 7, 2016
Huawei P9 Release Date Set For Early April With Dual Rear Camera Using Leica Lenses?

Twitter posts from prolific tipsters suggested a possible Huawei P9 release date. Reportedly, the Chinese phone maker's newest smartphone might hit the shelves early next month.

Evan Blass, who's known in the Twitterverse as @evanleaks, initially shared a specific a possible Huawei P9 release date. His post yesterday, March 6, noted that the latest generation of Huawei's 2016 mobile phone is launching on April 6. Check out his tweet below.

However, a response from @fullmoonleaks hinted that the Huawei P9 release date might be unleashed a day earlier. This was then recognized by Blass with another Twitter post noting that he might have miscalculated the release date for Huawei P9.
With the seemingly looming release of Huawei P9, more and more details about the smartphone are already emerging online. Recently, alleged photos of the smartphone showed up online revealing possible specs and features of the P8 successor.

The possible camera specs of Huawei P9 will most probably be a delight for Leica fans. According to a report from TechnoBuffalo, the rear camera will feature a dual setup powered by a pair of 12 MP sensors with Leica lenses. It was also noted that Huawei is reportedly planning to offer "unique photography features" come Huawei P9 release date.

Last month, the partnership of the two companies was announced with the Chinese giant aiming to "completely reinvent the mobile camera with some help from the iconic German brand," as reported on a previous report from TechnoBuffalo.

"Leica is a legend in the world of photography," CEO of Huawei's mobile division, Richard Yu, shared.

"We believe no other manufacturer has revolutionized the industry as much as them."
As for other camera details to expect from Huawei P9, Android Headlines noted that next to the dual camera setup located on the back of the smartphone is the dual-LED, dual-tone flash. Aside from the primary camera, another important feature that fans might find on the rear part of the Huawei P8 successor is the fingerprint scanner.

Huawei P9 Release Date in Early April?
[Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]The photos that emerged also showed that the right-hand side of the Huawei smartphone will have the power/lock button, the volume rockers, and the SIM tray. Moreover, fans can expect four variants of Huawei P9 come its official release date.

The same report from Android Headlines cited that there will be a Huawei P9 Lite, which will have a Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core processor under the hood. It will be paired with 2GB RAM and internal storage with 16GB capacity.

A Huawei P9 Max is also incoming as one of the variants of the flagship smartphone, according to rumors surfacing online. The Huawei phablet will have a 6-inch QHD display, Kirin 955 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. Below is an unboxing and hardware test video created by ITHOT RO on YouTube for the P9 Max' predecessor, the Huawei P8 Max.

And of course, fans can expect a standard variant of the P9. But not only that, a high-end variant of the Huawei P9 can also be anticipated once its official release date arrives. Reportedly, the standard Huawei P9 unit will be equipped with Kirin 950 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. Its native storage will be 32 GB. On the other hand, the higher-end Huawei P9 model will showcase a Kirin 955 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. VentureBeat mentioned the possibility that the high-end unit might come with a 128GB capacity for native storage instead of 64GB.

VentureBeat also cited connectivity features of the Huawei P9. Accordingly, it is going to be the Chinese phone maker's first flagship device to have a "reversible USB Type-C connector." To see the alleged photos of Huawei P9, check out this tweet from VentureBeat.

These details about the Huawei P9 release date and specs should be taken with a grain of salt until the Chinese tech giant makes their official statement about its 2016 flagship offering.

[Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]