Huawei P9 is about to come out soon and so far, the only specs that were confirmed are the dual-lens setup on the back of the device along with the fingerprint sensor. Today, more information has emerged, regarding the SoC that will power Huawei’s new flagship and things don’t look so promising.
On a GFX Bench comparison sheet between various devices, the P9 is seen carrying a 5.1″ 1080p display, 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, 12MP rear camera dual cameras and 7MP front camera. The somehow disappointing thing is that the device is carrying a Kirin 955 SoC (an upgraded Kirin 950 overclocked to 2.5GHz) along with a Mali T880 MP4 of unknown frequency so far.
Performance-wise, the SoC seems to underdeliver even compared to its lower-powered Kirin 950 of the Mate 8 and certainly worse than all other flagships of 2016 although most of them have much higher pixel count to drive. Let’s hope that the low performance is due to lack of software optimization that will be fixed until the official launch of the device. Bellow you can see the performance lag of the Huawei P9.