Huawei has had a busy few months, not only joining the Nexus programme with the excellent Nexus 6P, but also launching the great Huawei Mate S with a pressure sensitive display and more recently boosting its phablet line with the Mate 8.

Huawei P9

However its conventional flagship hasn't been its best phone. The Huawei P8 was good, but blighted by software woes. Could the Huawei P9 be the Chinese company's crowning moment?

Rumours suggested that Huawei would unveil the P9 at CES 2016, although that speculation appears to have been based on a press conference invite, with no P9 in sight.

The next logical location for the P9 launch will be Mobile World Congress 2016. Huawei always has a big presence at the show, not only on a handset level, but at an infrastructure level.

Rumours of the P9 run all the way back to early 2015, with reports that the handset, going under the codename IP03 was already in production and that it features a curved back. This was the case for the Mate S and with a rumour this old, there's every chance some of the rumours were for devices other than the P9.

There are also rumours of a triplicate of handsets, the P9, the Huawei P9 Lite and the Huawei P9 Max, but at the moment, we're not sure exactly what it will look like.

Huawei's recent launches have been notable for one reason: the Huawei Mate S and the Huawei Mate 8 have a full HD display, sporting a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The former, the Mate S, has a special edition that's pressure sensitive and that could well be a feature of the P9 too.

However, rumours are suggesting that the Huawei P9 will have a Quad HD display, 2560 x 1440 pixels with a 5.2-inch AMOLED panel. (The P9 Lite is said to be 5 inches, the P9 Max 6.8 inches.)

Leaked benchmarks have suggested as much. Initially reported as having 4GB of RAM, recent reports have suggested it might have as much as 6GB.

Huawei like its own EMUI skin that sits over Android and we'd expect that to be fully lodged in place on the P9, but sitting over the top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

We're not expecting huge changes to the software in the Huawei P9. Huawei changes just about every aspect of Android to put its own twist on things. There are some great additions for power saving, but some of the app additions and changes to icons undo the good work of stock Android.