Speaking of MWC, just one more thing: Huawei is expected to reveal a Surface Book-like device in Barcelona next month. The outlet reports that Huawei will be unveiling their new flagship line in March onward this year. However, reports suggest that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch four and not three variants of the upcoming P9.
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. Venture Beat has it that the fourth Huawei P9 smartphone should be "feature-enhanced", sporting a display larger than the screen of the regular P9, but smaller than the one of the P9max.
Last week we got a glimpse at the Huawei P9 thanks to some leaked schematics. It's expected that Huawei will use these features, plus add more unique abilities in the "P9 Premium/Plus". Apparently Huawei feels that the slight improvement in image quality is not worth the trade-off in power drain, meaning that the Nexus 6P will likely remain the only Huawei-built phone to offer a 1440 x 2560-pixel screen for some time. VentureBeat also said that no Huawei phone in 2016 will have a QHD screen (1440x2560p) resolution due to the trade-off in battery life. A fingerprint sensor is said to be positioned under the Home button, which is pretty unusual for a Huawei smartphone.
Some report also claimed that, the P9 smartphone variants will be powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 processor and will run Android Marshmallow operating system.
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. It is expected that Huawei will launch the phones separately hosting an event of its own.