Huawei has announced that it will debut a new smartphone this week, The Huawei G9 price and a May 4 unveiling have been tipped, and it's said to be a further variant of the Huawei P9. It's thought that the Huawei G9 is the same device that was originally going to be titled the Huawei P9 Youth Edition.

Huawei G9

The Huawei G9 is reportedly going to be similar to the P9 in many areas but is going to be launched at a more affordable price point. It will include a similar 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution and the Kirin 650 octa-core chipset that we have so far seen on the Huawei P9 Lite and the Huawei Honor V8.

We'll stress that this should all be treated as unconfirmed at this stage, as the phone has not yet been announced. Unofficial specs so far include a 2GHz Kirin 650 octa-core processor, a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution, and 3GB of RAM. Further unconfirmed specifications include a 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapiel front-facing camera, and a 2900 mAh battery. It has a fingerprint scanner on the back of the handset, but no USB Type-C port. It's likely to be running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS skinned with EMUI.

The tipped Huawei G9 price is CNY 1688 (around $260) for the standard version. Apparently there will also be an advanced version with a price of CNY 1,988 (around $307) although little else is known about this model yet. Leaks from TENAA and rumors so far have suggested that the standard Huawei G9 will have a plastic or polycarbonate build. It's said to measure 7.5mm thick, weigh 143g, and come in black, gold, and white color choices.