However, the company will seek to a Surface Book-like laptop hybrid, according to the report. While we don't see that happening, we may get four variants of the handset known as the Huawei P9 if a new report pans out.
Of the four, the P9lite is said to be the more budget-friendly offering, while the P9max is being said to be a successor to the P8max.
As per the report of Venture Beat, the upcoming phones will be named as Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei P9 Max and there will be one more unknown P9 variant with enhanced features.
The sketch of the alleged Huawei P9 published by CNMO shows a smartphone that features a physical Home button, as well as dual cameras on the back side.
Android Authority reports the P9max will have a bigger RAM and storage capacity than the regular P9. More features will be introduced to this camera setup with the launch of the fourth version of P9. And this will be the second phone from the company to sport the dual rear camera after Honor 6 Plus, which has dual 8-megapixel rear camera set up. The company seems happy to offer 1080p resolution screens in its own devices, though it did include a 1440 x 2560-pixel display in the Nexus 6P is built for Google a year ago. There's also a mention of QHD screens coming to the P9 handsets but we're not sure if that's a good idea since battery usually drains faster with higher resolution displays.
We should expect Huawei to unveil the P9 smartphone at Mobile World Congress next month.
Huawei has been rumoured to be working on its high-end P9 smartphone for weeks now.
The Huawei P9 specs have been a hot topic of debate since it first found its way onto the net, and the last rumor put a whopping 6GB of RAM under the hood.