Huawei has launched its Huawei P9 and P9 Plus in some markets and is doing so in various markets in Africa within a few weeks.
Created in collaboration with Leica, Huawei says the dual-lens P9 sets a new standard in smartphone photography and it’s the first smartphone co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG. The firm says its P9’s dual-lens camera allows people to capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity with best-in-class hardware and software.
From optical lenses, to sensors, to image processing algorithms, empowering users to capture the highest-quality images, Huawei P9 has two rear cameras that work in tandem to enable users to create images of superior detail, depth and color.
The wide-aperture photography feature on the P9 allows users to experiment with innovative visual effects to create unique images and content and the firm is calling it a masterpiece of state-of the-art industrial design with its superior-grade 2.5D glass and an aerospace-class aluminum, with diamond-cut edges rounded out by carefully balanced curvatures.
The 64GB version of the P9 comes in a stunning and unique Haze Gold finish with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, is powered by the new Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor and a3,000mAh high-density battery.
Huawei is also unveiling the P9 Plus, featuring a 5.5-inch Press Touch display and a larger 3,400mAh battery. The P9 Plus also offers dual-IC Rapid Charge, giving users six hours of talk time after a 10-minute charge.
Huawei is also promising the phone have virtual-triple-antenna architecture, designed for users who need robust and seamless connectivity to cellular and Wi-Fi networks in marginalised areas. Both phones have enhanced fingerprint sensor.
Huawei P9 key features
Display: 5.2 inch full HD display, 5.5 inch for the plus version
Camera: dual-lens 12MP camera features RGB and BW sensors, as well as laser-assisted focus.
CPU: Kirin 955 chipset
OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0, the P9 uses the Huawei Emotion UI 4.1 interface.
Battery: 3,000mAh high-density battery and 3,400mAh battery for the plus version.