Huawei P9 Plus Announced: An Upsized P9, Still w/ Leica Optics
Apart from the P9, Huawei has also announced a bigger version of it dubbed as the P9 Plus.
Basically, Huawei bumped up the screen size to 5.5-inches from the 5.2-inches of the standard P9. Resolution is the same at Full HD or 1920 x 1080 pixels but it’s pressure sensitive, something similar to the 3D Touch of the iPhone 6S, called Press Touch. The processor is Kirin 955 running at a maximum clock speed of 2.5GHz paired with 4GB of RAM. Storage is very spacious at 64GB.
Since it’s a P9, it still has the dual-lens setup co-developed with Leica. We have a dual 12-megapixel sensor at the back which has a pretty complex technology that should level up mobile photography including an RGB and a monochrome setup, hybrid autofocus, and a 6-piece optics. Although, the front-facing camera gets an upgrade to an autofocus system and an f/1.9 aperture.
Being a larger device, the P9 Plus have a bigger 3,400mAh battery plus a dual-IC Rapid Charge tech through it’s USB Type-C port. Also, Huawei added an IR blaster on top.
Huawei P9 Plus specifications:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
2.5GHz Kirin 955 octa-core processor
Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
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 autofocus f/1.9 front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
3400mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Emotion UI 4.1
152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
The Huawei P9 Plus will be sold alongside the P9 for a pricier tag of 749 Euros or around Php 39,300 when converted. The sale will begin on April 16 in multiple European markets and in UAE.