At its event in London on Wednesday, Huawei launched its long-anticipated P9 smartphone, alongside the P9 Plus. Both smartphones feature a dual-rear camera setup made in collaboration with legendary camera maker Leica.
Called a ‘dual-lens camera’ by the company, the camera setup of the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plusfeatures two 12-megapixel sensors, with one capturing light in colour, and the other in monochrome. Together, combined with contrast, depth, and laser autofocus systems, the two cameras should provide sharp, detailed shots in both good light and low light conditions. The dual lenses sport an f/2.2 aperture. Both sport 8-megapixel front-facing cameras.
There are few differences between the two smartphones, namely battery, display size and type, as well as inbuilt storage and memory. While the Huawei P9 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS LCD display, the Huawei P9 Plus sports a 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display and also incorporates Press Touch pressure-sensitive technology. The P9 will be available in both 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variants, while the P9 Plus will only be available in the latter configuration. The P9 sports a 3000mAh battery, while the P9 Plus sports a 3400mAh battery.
As for the common specifications of the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top; HiSilicon Kirin 955 SoC (4 Cortex-A72 cores at 2.5GHz, 4 Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8GHz); storage expansion via microSD card (up to 128GB), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, Infrared, and USB Type-C connectivity support. The P9 measures 145×70.9×6.95mm and weighs 144 grams, while the P9 Plus measures 152.3×75.3×6.98mm and weighs 162 grams.
The Huawei P9 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 45,400), while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant has been priced at EUR 649 (roughly Rs. 49,200). The Huawei P9 Plus on the other hand has been priced at EUR 749 (roughly Rs. 56,800). The phones will be made available in 29 launch countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe starting from April 16, in Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Prestige Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Titanium Grey colour variants.