Huawei unveiled the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus at an exclusive launch event in London on April 6, 2016. It promises to set a new standard in smartphone photography by collaborating with the global optics brand, Leica Camera AG. Its dual-lens camera allows you to click both colored as well as black and white images. Huawei also launched the first look to the TV commercial of the smartphone, starring Henry Cavill and Scarlet Johansson.
“Huawei is excited to give Huawei P9 users the best smartphone photography experience by leveraging the unrivaled capabilities of Leica, the leader in the world of imaging for more than 100 years.”
The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are mighty performers and live up to the expectations of the users. The P9 features a 5.2-inch 2.5D glass display with full HD resolution. The 144g cruiserweight is powered by the Octacore HiSilicon Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM based processor with Mali-T880 GPU, which is a notch higher to the Kirin 930 used in the P8. The dual sim smartphone will be available in two variants, one supporting 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. It will operate on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a non-removable 3000mAh battery. Special features include a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel and the world’s first triple integrated virtual antenna primarily installed for better connection. Huawei has also upgraded to USB Type C cabling.
The Huawei P9 Plus, on the other hand, is slightly different with a larger screen, battery life and a few other features. It houses a 3400mAh battery and a 5.5-inch Press Touch display. It also offers dual-IC Rapid Charge which claims to give six hours of battery backup in just 10 mins.
The camera system has been the major hype of the device and it would be unfair if we don’t discuss about it separately. The phone offers two 12MP lenses on the rear with dual-pixel technology and f/2.2 apertures.
Huawei has co-engineered the P9 with Leica to give its users “a more optimal smartphone photography experience”. It features an RGB sensor to enhance the brightness and give higher quality shots in low light conditions. The two different sensors allows an increased amount of light to be captured for better pictures. The functions provided include instant preview, film mode, black and white, vivid and standard. It also has a manual mode for adjusting ISO, focus options, etc. It has an 8MP selfie camera with almost all the above functions to give you the perfect shot.
The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will be available in the following markets starting April 16th: Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
Huawei has made some major improvements from its previous devices and focused hard on providing the users with almost all features that a person looks for in a high end smartphone. If the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus work as well as they promise to, they will have no problems competing with other rival smartphones in their price range.