The eagerly anticipated Huawei P9 and P9 Plus handsets have finally been made official, and as expected they are being highlighted by their dual camera setup. Developed in associated with Leica, this imaging system helps in better color capture and low-light performance.
Both the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus feature this dual camera setup, consisting of two 12MP cameras. While one of them is dedicated to capturing colored visuals, the other is in-charge of snapping black-and-white or monochrome images.
According to Huawei, this combination will help the device deliver better colored images with extra contrast and lighting data that’s only made possible by the monochrome sensor. And then of course, the same sensor will also help capture more detailed and raw black-and-white images.
There’s a dual LED flash onboard the P9 and P9 Plus, but these smartphones lack optical image stabilization. f/2.2 lenses with 27mm fields of view have made their way into them, aside from laser autofocus.
Talking about the Huawei P9, it features a 5.2-inch 1080p LCD display, whereas the Plus model goes for a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED panel. A major difference that the P9 Plus bears with its smaller version is the adoption of a pressure sensitive display like the one of the iPhone 6S range.
A quick glance at the specs of the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus:
– Display: 5.2-inch 1080p LCD (P9), 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED (Plus)
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI
– Processor: Kirin 955 (2.5GHz quad-Cortex-A72 + 1.8GHz quad-Cortex-A53)
– GPU: Mali T880 MP4
– Memory: 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage (P9), 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (Plus)
– Cameras: Dual 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh (P9), 3400mAh (Plus)
The Huawei Kirin 955 chipset with its high-clocked octa core processor is present inside both the handsets, with the P9 pairing it with either 3GB (32GB storage) or 4GB (64GB storage) of RAM and the P9 Plus only opting for a 4GB RAM (64GB storage). Both the handsets feature microSD card slots though. Fingerprint scanners are present on both devices, but stereo speakers have landed only on the larger one among the two.
These smartphones will arrive in Europe and Asia on May 20. The Huawei P9’s 3GB RAM version will cost €599 (around $658 or Rs 45500), while its 4GB RAM variant will go for €649 (around $745 or Rs 49350). The Plus model on the other hand will be made available at €749 (around $857 or Rs 57000).