Sunday, 23 July 2017
Mobile

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus announced

The Chinese multinational Huawei has launched its latest smartphone flagship devices, dubbed the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus.

The handsets were launched at an event in London. The highlight of the handset is the dual snapper module on the back featuring Leica SUMMARIT lenses that ensure outstanding image quality in low-light situations.

Huawei P9 comes with a price sticker of $630 (about 130,000 Naira). The handset will available in various color options including Titanium Grey, Ceramic White, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold, Haze Gold and Rose Gold.

The Plus variant, on the other hand, is priced at $770 (155,000 Naira) and will come in Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Ceramic White and Quartz Grey color choices.

Huawei P9 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1920 × 1080 pixels screen resolution.

An inspection of the innards of the device reveals that the handset is fueled by an octa-core Kirin 955 SoC and it will run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) topped with the Huawei’s EMUI.

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For storage, Huawei P9 sports 3GB/4GB of RAM along with 32GB/64GB internal storage on board which can be extended up to 128GB.

In terms of camera, the smartphone packs in 12MP dual back camera supported by dual tone LED flash and an 8MP selfie clicker.

Additional specs include a fingerprint scanner and a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Huawei P9 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1920 × 1080 pixels screen resolution.

The handset is powered by an octa-core Kirin 955 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB expandable built-in storage on board.

The handset sports a 12MP rear shooter supported with dual tone LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera. Huawei P9 Plus is backed by 3400mAh battery backup.

The latest launch of Huawei indicates that the company will give Samsung and Apple an even tougher competition this year.

It must be mentioned here that last year Huawei came in third, trailing behind Samsung and Apple, in terms of global smartphone market share.