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Huawei P9 smartphone could be coming in four SKUs

Huawei P9 smartphone could be coming in four SKUs
Huawei P9 smartphone could be coming in four SKUs
The Chinese manufacturer is planning on launching the regular P9 alongside the P9 Lite, P9 Max, and a P9 with dual rear cameras.

Sources close to Venture Beat claim that the upcoming Huawei P9 series will take inspiration from the current P8 lineup by having its own P9 Lite and P9 Max in addition to the main P9 flagship. A fourth variant could also be made available with two rear cameras for 3D features. The 5.2-inch P8 flagship received high remarks from us in our full review of the device.

The unnamed fourth model with 3D camera features does not yet carry a name to differentiate it from the other three, but its rumored specifications could very well be the "P9 Premium" SKU judging by its 12 MP or 13 MP dual rear cameras and up to an incredible 6 GB RAM. The manufacturer is expected to unveil the P8 successor a few weeks following MWC at a separate private where new announcements will be less crowded and more focused for better media coverage.

Previous rumors pointed to a CES reveal at the Huawei press conference, though this proved to be untrue as the manufacturer revealed the GX8 and a set of smartwatches instead. The Chinese manufacturer also recently made the list as one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers in the world.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-01-20 (Update: 2016-01-20)