Huawei unveils flagship P9, P9 Plus with dual-cameras co-engineered by Leica
Huawei unveils flagship P9, P9 Plus with dual-cameras co-engineered by LeicaHuawei Global (Official)

Chinese telecommunication technology major Huawei launched two new flagship smartphones, dubbed the P9, P9 Plus in London April 6.

"Consumers around the world use their smartphones to take billions of pictures each year, making photography critical to user experience. P9 users can now capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity, with a masterfully designed and powerful smartphone that looks and feels incredible," Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said in a statement.

The key aspect of Huawei's P9 and P9 Plus is their camera hardware. They boast dual 12MP primary camera co-engineered by the world-renowned German optics firm Leica Camera AG known for its top-notch rangefinder cameras. It comes with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, laser autofocus and BSI CMOS sensor.

The additional camera sensor, besides the main camera module of the device, will be used to capture detailed depth information of the scene, enabling user to re-focus objects on the photos through a photo application.The dual-camera design also guarantees more light absorption resulting in crisp and detailed image capture.

On the front, they feature an 8MP snapper with f/2.4 aperture.

Other stipulated features of Huawei P9 include 5.2-inch full HD display, fingerprint sensor on the back (below the primary camera module) Android Marshmallow OS, Huawei's Kirin 955 octa-core SoC (System-on-Chip), 3GB/64GB inbuilt memory and a 3,000mAh battery.

On the other hand, Huawei P9 Plus houses pretty much same features as seen inside the P9, but it differs in a couple of aspects. It sports a bigger 5.5-inch full HD screen and comes packed with a high-capacity 3,400mAh cell.

Huawei unveils flagship P9, P9 Plus with Leica's dual-camera
Huawei unveils flagship P9, P9 Plus with dual-cameras co-engineered by LeicaHuawei Global (Official)

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus price and availability details:

The new Huawei P9 comes in two combinations — 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB — for €599 (around around $683/Rs.45,428) and €649 (around $740/Rs. 49,220), respectively. It comes in titanium grey and mystic silver colour options.

Whereas the phablet-based model, P9 Plus, comes in 4GB/64GB storage configuration for €749 (around $854/ Rs. 56,807)

Key features of Huawei P9 and P9 Plus:

Models Huawei P9 Huawei P9 Plus
Display 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) with 2.5D glass 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) with 2.5D glass
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 64-bit class HUAWEI Kirin 955 octa-core (2.5GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core +1.8GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) CPU 64-bit class HUAWEI Kirin 955 octa-core (2.5GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core +1.8GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) CPU
RAM 3GB/4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB 64GB
Camera
  • Main: dual-12MP Leica camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, laser autofocus, BSI CMOS sensor
  • Front: 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Main: dual-12MP Leica camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, laser autofocus, BSI CMOS sensor
  • Front: 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
Battery 3000mAh 3400mAh
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Metal-body, fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual band: 2.4GHz/5GHz) with Wi-Fi Direct support, Bluetooth v4.2 with BLE support,
USB Type C (High Speed USB)
Metal-body, fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual band: 2.4GHz/5GHz) with Wi-Fi Direct support, Bluetooth v4.2 with BLE support,
USB Type C (High Speed USB)
Dimensions 145.0 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
Weight Around 144 g Around 162 g
Colours Titanium Grey/Mystic Silver Quartz Grey/ Ceramic White
Price
  • 3GB/32GB:€599 (around $683/Rs.45,428)
  • 4GB/64GB: €649 (around $740/Rs. 49,220)
4GB/64GB: €749 (around $854/ Rs. 56,807)
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