Huawei P9 and P9 Plus with dual Leica camera sensors officially launched

Huawei has officially launched its flagship phones of 2016, the P9 and P9 Plus.

Huawei P9 official

The P9 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD Display, with a pixel density of 423 ppi density. The P9 Plus features a slightly larger display, which is a 5.5-inch screen with a 401 ppi pixel density.

The P9 is powered by a Huawei Kirin 955 Chipset, which has  2.53Hz(A72) x 4 + 1.8GH2(A53) x 4 + i5 co-processor cores, and supports LPDDR4 RAM.

The P9 sports a full metal body (unibody), with a brushed hairline finish. The phone comes in four colours: titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold and Rose Gold.

The Huawei P9 is backed by a 3000 mAh battery, and the P9 Plus is backed by a 3400 mAh battery.

The P9 measures at 145 x 6.95 x 70.90 mm. The phone supports Dual SIM cards, one of which is a micro SIM card slot and a micro SD card/NANO SIM card slot.

The highlight of the Huawei P9 are the Leica cameras, a dual lens setup which features the world’s first 4-colour RGBW Sensor. One of the cameras uses an RGB Sensor while the other is a Monochrome Sensor, thus ensuring better low light images. Adding to this, is the laser focus placed below the Dual LED Flash.

The Leica Experience for the camera allows for

  • Full Manual Control
  • ISO
  • Shutter Speed
  • Focus Mode
  • White Balance
  • Exposure Mode
  • Metering Mode
  • RAW output
  • Manual Focus

The Huawei P9 variants are priced as follows:

  • P9: 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage : EUR 599 (~ Rs. 45,000)
  • P9: 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage : EUR 649 (~ Rs. 49,000)
  • P9 Plus : EUR 749 (~ Rs. 56,000)

These smartphones will be available in 29 launch countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe starting April 16.

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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