Huawei P9 Officially Announced: Dual 12MP Leica Optics, Kirin 955 chipset
Huawei has officially announced its newest smartphone and it’s got a dual-lens co-engineered with renowned camera maker, Leica.
The Huawei P9 has a 5.2-inch display with a Full HD resolution which gives us 423ppi pixel density. It’s powered by a home-baked Kirin 955 chipset that packs a 2.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A72 and a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 with a Mali-T880 MP4 as the GPU. There will be 3GB of RAM for the 32GB variant and 4GB for the 64GB variant. There’s a microSD slot for expansion as well.
The P9’s main feature is the camera. Huawei has partnered with Leica to come up with something better for mobile photography. It has a dual-lens setup, each has a 6 optics with an aperture of f/2.2. And, beneath those glasses are two 12-megapixels 1.25 µm pixel size sensors — an RGB sensor and a monochrome one. Huawei claims that this will produce brighter, richer, better in contrast, and sharper stills. There’s also a hybrid autofocus combining laser, depth, and contrast focusing. All are processed with the P9’s dedicated image sensor processor (ISP).
All of these are packed in a 6.95mm thin aluminum body without any camera bumps. A fingerprint is located on the back for easy use with the index fingers and a USB Type-C at the bottom.
Huawei P9 specifications:
5.2-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels), 423ppi
2.5GHz Kirin 955 octa-core processor
Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (uses SIM 2)
Dual 12-megapixel hybrid autofocus rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, Leica optics
8-megapixel front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
3000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Emotion UI 4.1
145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm
The Huawei P9 will be available by April 16 in 29 countries in Europe and the Middle East with a tag of 599 Euros or roughly Php 31,500 for the 3GB/32GB variant and 649 Euros or Php 34,100 for the 4GB/64GB.