After the successful launch of flagship P9 smartphone in India on Wednesday, Huawei has something to offer for its fans in its home country. The Chinese smartphone maker launched a new mid-range smartphone -- G9 Plus -- in China on Thursday.
The new smartphone's specs and price are the same as in Huawei Maimang 5, which was launched exclusively for China Mobile customers last month. The G9 Plus is meant for China Unicom customers and it is already on sale for ¥2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,200) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant, Gizmo China reported. Huawei had also launched the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model, but the pricing and availability details of the second variant were not revealed.
Huawei G9 Plus justifies the price tag with its hardware specifications. The handset is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EUI 4.1 and a 3,340mAh battery, which the company claims to deliver 2.2 days of usage.
Huawei G9 Plus has premium features such as a 3D fingerprint scanner at its back and USB Type-C port. It comes with an impressive 16-megapixel primary camera with PDAF, OIS, 4K recording and dual LED flash, and an 8MP front snapper for selfies. In terms of design, the G9 Plus has a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and a screen to body ratio higher than the G7 and G7 Plus.
Overall, the G9 Plus is a premium mid-range smartphone that competes against the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5 and others. But its resemblance to Maimang 5 doesn't add any excitement except for the fact that China Unicom customers can finally purchase one.
The pricing of the 4G RAM and 64GB storage variant was not announced, but if the G9 Plus is same as the Maimang 5, then the higher-end variant will be priced ¥2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,200).