With fair pricing and extensive features, Huawei is liked by many smartphone users across the world. With these Huawei has acquired the position of third largest smartphone makers in the world after Apple and Samsung. For the last few months, the company has launched many big screened smartphones. Recently they have manufactured and launched Nexus 6P for Google. Now they have concentrated on their own flagships. This time Huawei focused on expanding its P-series. Last year they have come up with P8 and this year they have introduced their new flagship smartphone named P9 to the Asian and European market.
On casual looking, we cannot find any difference between Huawei P8 and P9. But when closely examined, we can find that Huawei P9 is slightly thicker than previous P8. It’s dimensions comes to be 145*70.9*7mm and has weight of 144 grams. These dimensions prove that Huawei P9 is both thin and light weighted. The handset supports either single SIM or dual-SIM. The external case is made of Aluminium.
Normally all flagships from Huawei is featured by extensive displays. Huawei P9 also has large display with 5.2 inched screen. The edge to edge screen is featured by IPS NEO LCD panel supporting full HD with a resolution of 1920*1080 pixels. The screen also supports Multi-touch facility along with a pixel density of 423 PPI. Display of Huawei P9 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Huawei P9 is loaded with most modern processor from Huawei namely HiSilicon Kirin 955 Octa-Core processor. It consists of Quad core Cortex-A72 with 2.5GHz and another Quad core Cortex-A53 with 1.8GHz processing speed. With a RAM of 3GB and internal storage of 32GB, Huawei P9 promises uninterrupted functioning. Company is also launching one more variant with a RAM of 4GB and extended internal storage of 64GB. Both these variants will support external microSD memory card upto 128GB. You can enjoy extensive graphics with the help of Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. Both the versions will be functioning on Android OS of v6.0.1 Marshmallow under the Huawei’s own Emotion UI of v4.1.
Camera is where Huawei made partnership with the German Company named Leica. Huawei P9 is holding camera lenses approved by Leica. The USP of new P9 is the dual rear cameras. This flagship has a pair of 12MP sensors to its back, one monochrome and another color.The monochrome sensor’s major purpose is to enhance color images with additional contrast and lighting. Along with monochrome and color sensors, Huawei promises that users will get more accurate and well lighted images. This supports 1.25µm pixels along with other features like Autofocus, Phase Detection, Geo-tagging, Panorama, Face detection, Smile Detection and HDR. It can record HD video with 1080 pixels@30fps. The front cam is having a 8MP lens supporting 1080 pixels.
Huawei P9 supports both dual-SIM and single SIM. The handsets which are set to launch in Asia supports dual-SIM while other handsets supports only single SIM. Huawei P9 also supports WiFi with a bandwidth of 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. This handset also supports Bluetooth with a v4.2. It also provides GPS along with NFC. Huawei P9 is featured by Type-C v1.0 USB supported with reversible connector. In addition to these, Huawei P9 is also loaded with sensors like Fingerprint sensor which you can find to its back, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass.
Huawei P9 is powered by Non-removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 3000mAh. The company promises that this battery can hold Huawei P9 for a day and half.
Huawei P9 will be available in six colour variants. Users can select from colour variants of Ceramic White, Prestige Gold, Haze Gold, Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey and Rose Gold. The P9 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will be available in Asia and Europe from 16th of April. This model is tagged at $684. Huawei P9 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will be priced at $738.
Huawei P9 Plus
Huawei also launched P9 Plus along with P9. Huawei P9 Plus is also identical with P9, when the features are considered. Huawei P9 Plus also features the same dual camera set up like Huawei P9. The difference comes in case of its display. Huawei P9 Plus is having display of 5.5 inched Super AMOLED 1080 pixelled display.Huawei P9 Plus is having storage of 64GB and a RAM of 4GB. Another extension comes in case of battery. It’s battery is having a capacity of 3400mAh which can hold Huawei P9 Plus for upto 2 days live.This smartphone is having extensive features like IR emitter inorder to control other devices, stereo speakers and pressure sensitive displays
The company launches Huawei P9 Plus in four colour variants like Ceramic, Quartz Grey, Haze Gold and Rose Gold. The company will be launching Huawei P9 Plus in Europe and Asia by 20th of May. It will b priced at $850.