Huawei has launched 2 new flagship smartphones today for 2016. Huawei P9 and P9 Plus got unveiled at an event in London. The smartphones come with a Dual Rear Camera Setup with 12 Mega Pixel Leica Lens. The highlight of the Huawei P9 smartphones are the 12 MP Dual Lens system by Leica (a German camera manufacturer).
Camera – Huawei has tied up with Leica to improve the camera quality of the new smartphones. Leica is a premium manufacturer of Camera and lens headquartered in Germany. It is one of the legendary camera companies, which sold their first camera back in 1925 known as the Leica 1.
Panasonic Lumix series of camera’s also use the Lenses made by Leica and are considered great for street photography and otherwise.
The Huawei P9 and P9 plus comes with similar Dual camera setup with 2 lenses each with 12 Mega Pixel resolution. One lens only captures the Monochromatic black and white light which enables it to capture a lot more detail in the image when compared to a single lens camera.
The amount of light captured by the Huawei P9 is 90% more when compared to the Samsung S7 and 270% more when compared to the Apple iPhone 6s.
The Dual Lens support f/2.2 aperture and there is also an 8 Mega pixel front selfies camera on the smartphone.
The other camera captures the RGB colors and light, the camera image signal processor works on both the images and creates one better looking image. Because of the Dual lens setup the camera may not be as responsive as the single lens camera on a Galaxy S7 but it also not going to be slow.
So lots of details about the Huawei P9 Camera setup, does it click great pictures , better than an iPhone 6s Plus or Samsung S7 , we will get to know that in coming days.
Huawei P9 Incredible Innovative Camera Mobile
Beyond the Camera it also comes with nifty specs worth of a Huawei Flagship mobile. Both the P9 and P9 plus come with metal unibody design with improved surface finish compared to the Huawei P8. The Huawei P9 is 5.2 inch in size while Huawei P9 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch screen. There is a Fingerprint scanner at the back of the device and Dual Camera setup with black ribbon reminds me of the Huawei Google Nexus 6P.
Apple IPhone 7 is also alleged to get a Dual Camera setup at the back as per the leaked rumors and it will be interesting to see if Apple comes up with a similar or different setup.
The Huawei P9 comes with 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution and 422 PPI. The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 955 processor clocked at 2.5 Ghz which is an Octa Core SOC. The smartphone comes in 2 variants with 32 GB storage / 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM.
The price for the 32 GB Version is roughly Rs. 45K and the 64 GB version is around 49K. The smartphone runs on the Huawei EMUI 4.1 along with the Android marshmallow 6.0 out of the box.
Huawei P9 comes with Dual sim support and in certain geographies like Europe Huawei has decided to use memory card in place of the second sim tray. The smartphone has got the USB Type C support and also there is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device.
The Huawei P9 is really thin and light weight the smartphone measures just 6.9 mm and has a weight of 144 grams. The battery capacity is decent with 3000 mAH capacity and can last all day with heavy usage. Huawei Mate 8 has been a milestone as far as the battery benchmarks are concerned.
Huawei P9 Plus
The Huawei P9 Plus comes with 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display instead of the IPS LCD on the Huawei P9. The Huawei P9 Plus also has the force touch functionality which is there on the iPhone 6s.
The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 955 processor clocked at 2.5 Ghz which is an Octa Core SOC similar to P9. The smartphone comes in 2 variants with 64 GB storage / 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 4 GB RAM.
The price for the 64 GB Version is roughly Rs. 56K or $799 and the 128 GB version is around 59K. The smartphone runs on the Huawei EMUI 4.1 along with the Android marshmallow 6.0 out of the box.
The smartphone has got the USB Type C support and also there is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device.
The Huawei P9 Plus is also thin and light weight the smartphone measures just 6.98 mm and has a weight of 162 grams. The battery capacity is decent with 3000 mAH capacity and can last all day with heavy usage.
Both the smartphones will go on sale in April 16 in 29 countries across the globe and will be available in 4 colors – Gold , Haze Gold , Silver and Titanium Grey.
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