Yesterday, Wednesday April 6th, Huawei released two new flagship phones at an event in London: the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. These two look to be some great phones, especially due to the fact that they have worked with Leica on the two rear facing 12MP cameras.
The cameras seem to be the main feature. There are a pair of 12MP cameras, one with an RGB sensor, one with a monochrome sensor. The lens is a Leica Summarit H 1:2.2/27 ASPH Cutting Edge Dual Camera, it has been specifically designed by Leica for the P9. The reason for the use of a monochrome sensor is to allow for much better detail in all the photos you take, as a monochrome sensor picks up much more detail compared to a RGB sensor. The secondary sensor allows for faster focusing and even the ability to take crisp black and white photos. The front facing camera is an 8MP camera — which is great.
The P9 features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Kirin 955 processor, a 3,000mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and also comes with the latest and greatest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is a slim frame design of around 6.95mm. There are also two different models for the P9: 3GB of RAM and 32GB Storage (€599/$689) and a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Storage (€649/$749).
The P9 Plus, however, features a 5.5 inch, 1080p display with Press Touch, which is what Huawei believes to be an alternative to Apple’s 3D Touch. It packs a 34oomAh battery, 64GB of Storage, and also auto-focusing for the front facing camera. There is a slim frame design of 6.98mm (a tiny bit bigger than the P9 itself). The phone costs €749/$849. Both phones feature an all metal and glass design.
Huawei are to launch the phones in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East on April 16th, and so far have no plans for other countries as of now. What do you think about these beasts of phones?