Hauwei’s Latest P9 Smartphones Use Dual Leica Cameras
John Williamson / 5 years ago
Hauwei might not be the most recognizable smartphone company in western territories due to the likes of Apple, Samsung, LG and other suspects dominating the media headlines. However, Hauwei’s user adoption in China has expanded at an exponential rate and the Honor 7’s launch helped gain a strong foothold in European markets. This is because of superb specification, aluminium unibody design and fingerprint recognition sensor. Hauwei managed to offer a legitimate alternative to the OnePlus 2 and even set up a new vMall store to assist customers with the included 3 year handset guarantee.
The company’s next flagship line is the P9 and P9 Plus featuring a custom Kirin 955 64-Bit octa-core processor (4x 2.5GHz A72 + 4x 1.8GHz A53). The P9 also utilizes a 3000mAh battery, 5.2-inch 1920×1080 IPS display with a pixel density of 423ppi and a choice between 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM or 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM. The P9 Plus has a larger 3400mAh battery and 5.5-inch AMOLED display similar to the ones used on high-end Samsung devices although the resolution remains the same. As a result, the Plus model has a lower pixel density rate of 401ppi.
Both devices will run Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and the company’s EMUI 4.1 interface. This could be the latest drawback of the P9 and P9 Plus because it’s very different from the vanilla version of Android. Hauwei have partnered with legendary German optics company, Leica to include dual 12-megapixel rear cameras (mono + RGB) and an 8-megapixel front camera. The P9 Plus variant’s front camera also has autofocus. This is the first time Leica has offered their remarkable optics technology on any smartphone and I’m fascinated to see the results. Potentially, this could allow for the best image quality from any handset on the market.
Another incredible feature revolves around the device’s slim profile. The P9 is a mere 6.95mm thick and has a slimmer design than the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7. In terms of pricing, the P9 will cost 599 Euros for the 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM model and 649 Euros for the 4GB RAM , 64GB ROM handset. The P9 Plus is set to launch at 749 Euros and both handsets should be available on 20th May.
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