Huawei has been teasing the arrival of the company’s Huawei P9 flagship for quite some time now. We’ve seen various official teasers, but also leaks and rumors surface in the last couple of weeks. That being said, Huawei has announced that the P9 will land on April 6th, and that’s exactly what happened moments ago. The company has introduced two devices, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. We’ve already talked about the Huawei P9 in a separate article, so it’s time to check out the company’s larger flagship, the Huawei P9 Plus, read on.
The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are almost identical in terms of the design, but the Huawei P9 Plus is a somewhat bigger handset. The P9 Plus, unlike its sibling, sports a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved display, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. So, as you can see, the P9 Plus comes only in the 4GB RAM variant. This handset is also fueled by the HiSilicon Kirin 955 64-bit octa-core processor, and packs in a 3,400mAh battery which is not removable. Speaking of which, the P9 Plus also offer the dual-IC Rapid Charge function which should provide you with 6 hours of talk time after just 10 minutes of charging the device. The Huawei P9 Plus is made out of metal, and it sports two 12-megapixel Leica camera sensors (Monochrome and RGB) on the back. The 8-megapixel snapper is placed on the front side of the P9 Plus, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 4.1 available on top of it. The phone measures 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98mm, while it weighs 162 grams.
The cameras on this device are quite interesting. The company said that the P9 Plus (and the regular P9) deploy Huawei’s Hybrid Focus technology, and basis image-taking on three methodologies: laser, depth calculation and contrast. In the end, the phone should be able to choose optimal balance and provide a great image in more or less every environment, but we’ll see how will this work in the end. “Leica and Huawei share an uncompromising commitment to imaging excellence, and our partnership will put outstanding photography into the hands of more consumers around the world. We are deepening our collaboration to give users a more optimal smartphone photography experience,” said Oliver Kaltner, CEO, Leica Camera AG. The Huawei P9 Plus will cost €749, and will, much like the Huawei P9, going to be available starting April 16th. The device will be available in a number of European countries, plus China, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE.