A new report suggested Huawei would go variant crazy with the Huawei P9 release. That rumor has gotten new legs as four versions of the smartphone have just passed through certification.

Huawei P9

Huawei has been launching mid-range smartphones like the Honor 5X and the Honor Holly 2 Plus in markets ranging from China to Europe and the US to India. However, even as its Honor-branded affordable handsets continue to earn new customers globally, the P-Series smartphones continue to remain Huawei's premium lineup. The Huawei P8, launched back in April last year, is the current premium handset from the company, along with the Huawei Mate 8 phablet, which was launched late last year and comes with a giant 6-inch display.

The upcoming premium handset is expected to feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display panel and will be powered by the Kirin 955 chip from Huawei. The 64-bit octa-core CPU is expected to be clocked at a frequency of between 2.3 to 2.5 GHz, while 4 GB of RAM is what users will get as part of the package. Earlier rumors, meanwhile, had suggested a QHD screen as well as the Kirin 950 SoC, along with 6 GB of RAM in the Huawei P9. The device will apparently also carry a 12-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel selfie cam. What's interesting is that the latest leak also points at a number of model numbers for the upcoming handset EAV-AL10, EAV-AL00, VNS-AL00 and VNS-CL00. There is however, no word on whether the different model numbers represent region and/or carrier-specific variants, of if the phone itself will come with different hardware configurations at different price points.

We may not have to wait long to finally see what Huawei has in store with their Huawei P9 lineup as MWC is right around the corner and a lot of new devices will come into the spotlight. Whether the Huawei P9 or Huawei Mate 9 gets announced during or after the big show, we'll be on hand to give you the scoop once they release.