Huawei has today launched its two high end smartphones under its P series- the P9 and P9 Plus at an event in London’s Battersea Evolution. Huawei P9 will be available in five color options including Ceramic White, Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey, Haze Gold, Prestige Gold and Rose Gold for £449. On the other hand, P9 Plus will come in four color variants including Ceramic White, Rose Gold, Haze Gold and Quartz Grey available for £549.
The company has collaborated with global brand “Leica Camera AG” to offer better photography experience. The P9 and P9 Plus include 12 MP dual rear cameras with Leica lenses, dual tone flash, wide f/2.2 aperture and laser auto focus. Apart from this, both the handsets sport an 8 MP front facing camera for detailed high resolution selfies .
Huawei P9 features a 5.2 inch full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display and is powered by 3GB / 4GB of RAM with 32GB / 64GB of inbuilt memory which can be further expanded by up to 128GB via microSD card slot. It is backed by 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Huawei P9 Plus boasts a 5.5 inch full HD AMOLED Press Touch 2.5D curved glass display. It has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of flash memory and expandable memory support for up to 128GB using microSD card slot. It is equipped with 3400mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Both the smartphones are handled by octa core Kirin 955 CPU (four cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and other four cores clocked at 1.8 GHz). P9 and P9 Plus run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 skin on top. These smartphones has built in fingerprint scanner and IR blaster. Connectivity options include 4G / HSPA+, EDGE / GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, hybrid dual SIM slot, USB type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack.
“Huawei is excited to give P9 users the best smartphone photography experience by leveraging the unrivalled capabilities of Leica, the leader in the world of imaging for more than 100 years,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Consumers around the world use their smartphones to take billions of pictures each year, making photography critical to user experience. P9 users can now capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity, with a masterfully designed and powerful smartphone that looks and feels incredible.”
Key Specifications of Huawei P9 and P9 Plus:
|Model||Huawei P9||Huawei P9 Plus|
|Display||5.2 inch full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display||5.5 inch full HD AMOLED Press Touch 2.5D curved glass display|
|Processor||octa core Kirin 955 CPU||octa core Kirin 955 CPU|
|Camera||12 MP dual rear cameras with Leica lenses and 8 MP front camera||12 MP dual rear cameras with Leica lenses and 8 MP front camera|
|RAM||3GB / 4GB||4GB|
|Internal Memory||32GB / 64GB||64GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||145×70.9×6.95mm and 144 grams||152.2×75.31×6.98mm|
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will go on sale from 16th April 2016 onwards for £449 and £549 respectively.