Huawei has sent out invitations to the media for an event on August 17, where the manufacturer is expected to launch the Huawei P9 in the country. We may also see the P9 Plus make its debut in the country.
Unveiled in April, the Huawei P9 offers a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Kirin 955 SoC with eight CPU cores (four Cortex A72 at 2.5GHz and four Cortex A53 at 1.8GHz), 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, microSD slot, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 3000mAh battery. On the software front, there's EMUI 4.1 atop Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The highlight of the phone is a dual 12MP camera setup made in collaboration with German optics maker Leica. The phone also offers an 8MP front shooter.
We should know more about pricing and availability next month, but with the Galaxy Note 7 also slated to make its debut in August, Huawei will find it difficult to attract mainstream attention for its dual camera phone.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.