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Huawei P9 Launched, Has Dual Lens Camera Co-developed With Leica

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Huawei’s latest smartphone is now official

Huawei has officially launched their latest flagship smartphone, dubbed the P9. While other phones launched back in Feb. during Mobile World Congress concentrated on pushing the limits of hardware and number crunching,

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Huawei P9/P9 Plus specs

  • Kirin 955 octa-core processor 
  • 3GB/4GB of RAM 
  • 5.2-inch full HD IPS display/5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display 
  • 32GB/64GB of expandable storage 
  • Twin 12-megapixel rear camera with laser AF, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE 
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, NFC 
  • 3000mAh/3400mah battery 
  • Android Marshmallow, EMUI 

Huawei’s efforts on the P9 was largely about the camera. The P9 is the first phone that’s a direct result of their collaboration with German camera maker Leica, and sports a lot of heavy-duty tech in its shooters.

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For starters, the P9 has dual 12-megapixel rear cameras on the back. Interestingly each camera has different sensors – the left one has an RGB sensor while the one on the right has a monochrome sensor. The monochrome sensor captures details of subjects, which is then combined with the color images resulting in amazing clarity and detail than a regular single-lens setup. The camera can also capture in RAW format.

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Aside from the twin camera co-developed with Leica, the camera also sports a laser auto-focus system along with a revamped re-focusing feature. Huawei claims that the new refocus tech that’s in the P9 is better than their previous try in the Honor 6 Plus, since there’s more information available for the camera to process.

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Let’s talk about the rest of the phone – in typical Huawei fashion the P9 sports a full metal unibody design, with a fingerprint scanner embedded on the back. Huawei’s still shunning the QHD display that most other phones come with, opting instead for a full HD display.

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Two versions of the phone will be available to consumers – a 5.2-inch model and a bigger 5.5-inch P9 Plus. Huawei’s still using their homegrown, HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor. The smaller 5.2-inch model will be paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the bigger 5.5-inch model will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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