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Huawei P9 to be powered by Kirin 955 SoC

Previously most bets were put on the Huawei's new handset to be powered by Kirin 950.

Huawei’s new P9 smartphone (along with, most likely, three other variants of the device) is set to launch in just two days. Even though it has been in the rumour mill for quite a while now, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the new handset’s specfications. However, latest entry in the GFXBench database seems to clarify at least one thing – the Huawei P9 will be powered by the Kirin 955 processor.

Huawei’s new SoC features an octa-core (four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex A53 cores) processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, as well as the Mali-T880 graphics processing unit. Previously most bets were put on the P9 to be powered by Kirin 950.

Other specs listed on GFXBench include a 5.1-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage space (partly taken by the Android 6.0 operating system). Previous leaks also suggested that the P9 will come with a 2,900 mAh battery, a 12 MP dual camera on the back and 8 MP on front, both with dual Leica optics.


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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-04- 4 (Update: 2016-04- 4)