Huawei P9 Max leak points to 3GB of RAM, 6.9-inch screen

Huawei is working on some new smartphones and over the last several months the devices have turned up on benchmark sites giving us a glimpse at what hardware hides inside. A new leak has turned up that shows the Huawei P9 Max as captured when it went through the GFXBench program. The big feature with this device is a massive 6.9-inch screen, but that screen only has 1920 x 1080 resolution.

With a screen that gigantic, you will need some big pockets to tote it around. The benchmark shows a 64-bit chip with eight cores again fingered as a HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC. This time out the benchmark only lists 3GB of RAM. When we saw the alleged P9 Max go through AnTuTu last November, the benchmark called out 4GB of RAM.

Either one of the benchmark listings is wrong or perhaps Huawei plans to make a cheaper version of the P9 Max with only 3GB of RAM and that is the device that is turning up here. Other specs include 32GB of storage and the smartphone isn't expected to feature a microSD card slot. The rear main camera s a 16MP unit with autofocus, LED flash, and support for HDR. The front camera is an 8MP unit and both cameras can record full HD resolution video.

The OS out of the box is tipped as Android 6.0 with the Huawei Emotion UI over the top. One thing we still don't know about this smartphone is exactly when it will launch. No comments have been offered on a launch date from Huawei. Back when the 4GB version of the P9 Max ran through AnTuTu it scored 73,759 points. We were a bit surprised at that since previous reports had pegged much better performance for the Kirin 950 SoC under the hood.

SOURCE: GFXBench, Techtastic