Huawei P9 Max leaks reveal it runs on the powerhouse that is the Kirin 950


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Huawei’s known to be in the works to launch the Mate 8, but surprise surprise, there’s another Kirin 950-powered beast coming from the Chinese phone maker’s camps.

The device — Huawei P9 Max — was found to have been listed on a benchmark database with the new HiSilicon SoC which has sent a chill down Samsung’s spine.

As the name will have told you already, the P9 Max is set to succeed the P8 from earlier this year. The ‘Max’ suffix also suggests that it’s an extension to a standard P9, the existence of which is pretty certain already.

Besides sporting the new Kirin 950, the P9 Max was found to have been listed with a 6.2-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 2K resolution and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The config allows the P9 Max to manage a respectable 73,759 points on AnTuTu.

Previous leaks have suggested that the P9 will have a dual-rear camera setup, and it is more than likely that the arrangement is carried forward to the P9 Max also.

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24 Comments

  1. Tibui Gerard
    November 10, 2015

    Please keep me posted on this!!

  2. jolu
    November 10, 2015

    price will probably out of my league. However I would love to own a +6″ device.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      November 10, 2015

      Try a Sony Xperia Z Ultra, 6.4″ and they’re super cheap now.

      • Airyl
        November 10, 2015

        No flash for the rear camera. 🙁

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          November 10, 2015

          Samsung Mega 6.3

          • Zami
            November 10, 2015

            You are simply living on 2013.
            Maybe it’s suites you .

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              November 10, 2015

              Wow I guess beggars CAN be choosers if they’re GizChina readers.

              Nubia X6, welcome to 2014 but good luck finding one.

            • balcobomber25
              November 10, 2015

              Or people want the best phone for the money and not a crappy Samsung from two years ago….

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              November 10, 2015

              Wrong again. Its not about wanting value for money, its about people here wanting everything for the price of nothing. Chinese phones already give better or even possibly the best value for money over their international rivals but everyone here still seems to rant about pricing. I can’t think of a more unrealistic price sensitive group than the people here.

            • balcobomber25
              November 11, 2015

              No it’s about people wanting the best value for their hard earned money. Chinese phones are an incredible value, but that doesn’t mean we have to fall in love with every single one thats released and lower are standards for what suits us.

    • Manu
      November 10, 2015

      how about a Letv One Max ye quite expensive still but the Updates they roll out are grat and i think it has 6.2 inch as well

  3. Rob
    November 10, 2015

    Thought the only release we would see with the kirin 950 this year was the mate 8 which launches 26th November, this looks interesting also but surely too similar to the mate 8 flagship?

    • bro-reac
      November 10, 2015

      I think it will be early next year.

  4. Angry Mobile Nerd
    November 10, 2015

    Hopefully this Kirin can score higher than 10 FPS on the Manhattan GFX test, but I wouldn’t count on it. Yeah it’s funny because people probably think I’m joking but in reality 10 FPS is a tall order for Huawei.

    • Manu
      November 10, 2015

      yep in reallity i barely see a difference when playing heartstone (me SD 810 v 2.1 and a friend with a kirin 930^^) benchmarks are plain stupid srsly dont count on them count on reviews

      • Dante
        November 11, 2015

        hearthstone is not the most resource heavy game

        • Manu
          November 11, 2015

          well ye but the most played :P, fallout shelter, clash of clan and asphalt 7 are not much different^^

    • balcobomber25
      November 10, 2015

      I don’t know about your benchmarks but the last few Kirin powered phones I used didn’t have any issues with games. Comparable SD chips are usually a lot better graphically but in real life usage Kirins aren’t 10fps bad.

      • Dante
        November 11, 2015

        i must agree with AMN the last few phones from huawei with their best Soc’s had P8 , Mate , Honor had graphics and optimization that was way weaker than the adreno 330

        • balcobomber25
          November 11, 2015

          I have said all along SD graphics are better, but Kirin is capable of better than 10 fps in actual usage. The Honor 6 (Kirin 920) averages around 20 fps in most benchmarks. But benchmarks and real life performance are completely different.

    • Dante
      November 11, 2015

      as James Rolfe would say “PIECE OF $#IT”

    • Steven Fox
      November 11, 2015

      Don`t worry, the 950 will pack quite a punch with the Mali 880, it will be about even with Adreno 430, which is all the horsepower you will need for the next two-three years.

  5. November 10, 2015

    PHEW!!! I am gonna need some military weapons to go break a bank so I can buy this phone.

  6. balcobomber25
    November 10, 2015

    Always loved Kirin SoCs. This one is going to be a monster. Probably still won’t touch SD for graphics but for everything else they are incredible.