Huawei will be launching no fewer than four handsets as members of its family of Huawei P9 flagships this year, according to a person with knowledge of the company's plans. Although detailed specifications were not shared, this source revealed a number of facts about the upcoming devices.

Huawei P9

Those familiar with the plans say there'll be a flagship P9, plus a Huawei P9 Lite, a larger Huawei P9 Max and an enhanced Huawei P9 Pro or Huawei P9 Elite.

One of those which is expected to arrive soon enough is the latest of the Huawei P range and following on from 2015's Huawei P8. Needless to say, this will be the Huawei P9 and over the last few weeks a number of rumors have come through about the device, including reported leaked design images highlighting a design which makes use of a home button. As well as other reports which have surfaced and said to be highlighting the likely specs that will be on offer with the P9, as well as very recent bechmarks which popped up which are thought of belonging to the P9.

GizOK has it that the fourth Huawei P9 smartphone should be "feature-enhanced", sporting a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display larger than the screen of the regular P9, but smaller than the one of the Huawei P9Max. For the record, the regular P9 is expected to have a 5.2-inch display, but there's no word on how large the screen of the P9max will be (over 6 inches is probably a good guess). It's said that this feature-enhanced P9 will offer more RAM and storage space, as well as a dual-lens 12 MP rear camera. This would be Huawei's second smartphone to feature a dual rear camera, after the Honor 6 Plus from late 2014.

Apparently, Huawei will not announce the P9 series at MWC 2016 next month (when many important smartphone makers, including Samsung and LG, are planning to unveil new devices), instead intending to host a separate event sometime in March.