Huawei hints at dual-camera system for April 6 event, likely the P9 unveiling

Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker after Apple and Samsung, announced it will hold a media event April 6 where it is widely expected to raise the curtain on its latest flagship Android smartphone, the P9. According to reports, the phone will likely sport two rear-facing cameras.

Huawei sent out a media invitation to its event on April 6 in London that includes "#oo" and notes "change the way you see the world." The Verge and other publications speculate the invitation hints at the company's rumored P9 smartphone that will offer two 12-megapixel cameras on the back of the device that will reportedly aid in picture focusing. Dual cameras may also support functions including 3D images.

Huawei did not join rivals LG and Samsung in announcing major new devices at the recent Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Last year the company employed a similar strategy only to announce its P8 at a separate event in London in April.

Huawei controlled 8.1 percent of the global smartphone market in the final quarter of last year, according to research firm IDC, behind Samsung's 21.4 percent and Apple's 18.7 percent. Article