Huawei Honor 8 Pro coming to India
Huawei Honor 8 Pro coming to IndiaReuters

Huawei seems to be keen on strengthening its foothold in the Indian market. The Chinese company, which produced Google's Nexus 6P, is planning to release the Huawei P9 in India. The device was launched in April and is expected to come to India perhaps next month.

Allen Wang, President, Huawei Consumer Business Group (India), told The Indian Express during the launch of the Honor 5C that the company is looking for the right time to launch the P series handsets in India.

"We are evaluating ways to complement the phone with Indian user specific content before launching the device," Allen told the publication. "For us P9 is not just a smartphone but an opportunity to collaborate with international brands. If Nexus 6P was all about Google, then P9 is all about Leica."

Allen went on to say that the launch of Huawei P9 "could bring us in the league of top smartphone brands but we will do what we are good at rather than just competing for the sake of market presence."

The Huawei P9 has a metal-body and a fingerprint sensor. It comes in two variants, one with a 2GB internal memory and a 3GB RAM priced at €599 (around $683 / Rs. 45,428), and the other with a 64GB internal storage and a 4GB RAM with a price tag of €649 (around $740 / Rs. 49,220).

The device sports a 5.2-inch full HD with 1,920x1,080p (423 ppi pixel density), powered by a 64-bit class HUAWEI Kirin 955 octa-core processor, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It mounts a dual-12MP Leica camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, laser autofocus and BSI CMOS sensor, an 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, and USB Type C.