In addition to the Huawei P9, the Chinese manufacturer also announced the P9 Plus. For the most part, this is the same phone, but a bit bigger. This is great because not everyone wants a small phone, and not everyone wants a larger phone. So they are catering to everyone here by releasing both smartphones.
Dimensions of the Huawei P9 Plus are 152.3mm x 75.3mm x 6.98mm, and weighing in at 162g. That’s just a tad bit bigger than the Huawei P9, which has a .3-inch smaller display. The Huawei P9 Plus has a 5.5-inch display, it also sticks to the Full HD resolution of 1920×1080, instead of jumping to Quad HD or QHD. This should allow for some pretty great battery life, all in all. Powering this smartphone, we have Huawei’s in-house Kirin 955 processor. This is an octa-core 64-bit processor with a quad-core 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 and a quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cluster. Unlike the Huawei P9, the P9 Plus is only available in one RAM/storage configuration and that is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Much like the Huawei P9, we have dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back of the Huawei P9 Plus. One is a monochrome camera and the other is a RGB camera. With a 8-megapixel camera on the front. Unlike the Huawei P9, this front-facing camera does have auto-focus. These cameras are due to their new partnership with Leica, who is a pretty big name in the camera world. Huawei has put in a 3400mAh battery in here, which should allow for some fantastic battery life.
On the software front, we’re looking at Android 6.0 Marshmallow – while it would have been nice to see Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on here, this is still pretty up to date. On top of Marshmallow, we have a new version of the Emotion UI, which is their proprietary skin. This is EMUI 4.1, this is a slightly newer version than what we had with the Huawei Mate 8 when that was announced internationally in January at CES 2016.
The Huawei P9 Plus will also be launching on April 16th in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, pricing for this one is set at €749