After a series of leaks and rumors, the Huawei P9 goes finally official at a company event in London. The P9 Plus also announced at the event, which was previously rumored as P9 Max with a 6.2-inch display. Both phones come with aluminum uni-body and excellent build quality and specifications.
The Huawei P9 is the regular size phone in P9 family. P9 and P9 plus come with Leica-certified dual camera setup for the first time. One camera is regular 12-Megapixel while another has a monochrome 12-megapixel module. Both cameras work together, boasting the phone to make the 50 percent better contrast and 3 times increase in light information for photos.
P9 and P9 plus can compete with high standard android devices of 2016 but come at lower prices. It has a 5.2-inch screen size as was being expected but comes without the Quad-HD display. However, both phones have full HD panels.
Both devices features octa-core 2.5GHz quad-Cortex-A72 cluster and 1.8GHz for the quad-Cortex-A53 with a modified version of the Kirin 955 inside the mate 8 supported by a 3GB of RAM and a 32GB of storage for the P9 and a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for the P9 Plus. While P9 Plus with 128GB of storage will also be available but only in Asian variant.
The screen of the P9 has 423ppi pixel density while the P9 Plus has 5.5-inch display serving 401ppi density. The P9 screen bezels are arguably thin with 1.7mm but the phone still carries a 3,000 mAh battery while the P9 Plus packs a higher battery of 3,400mAh. P9 can last for 36 hours and P9 Plus battery can go alive for 48 hours. The P9 plus has a Super AMOLED display that we have seen in Samsung phones, featuring very rich saturated colors.
The flagships come in different versions for the Europe and Asia, with Asia variants having dual-SIM compatibility while the European models are single SIM supported.
The Huawei P9 will be available in Europe and Asia on 16 April while the P9 Plus will be released on 20 May.
In addition, the company has no plans to launch these flagship smartphones in the United States.