Huawei has sent out media invites for a launch event on August 17, where it will be launching its P9 flagship smartphone. Huawei’s P9 smartphone comes with a metal unibody, and slim bezels, while its highlight includes a dual-camera setup at the back co-developed by Leica. While it is clear that the P9 is set to be launched in India, it remains the be seen if Huawei also brings the P9 Plus and P9 Lite smartphones as well. Also Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
The media invite sent by Huawei may not mention the P9, but is quite clear in what smartphone it plans to launch. It shows two camera lenses, along with the caption — “Change the way you see the world.” The Leica-certified dual-camera setup at the back is the highlight of the Huawei P9. The setup includes a pair of 12-megapixel cameras with RGB and Monochrome sensors. The company says the combination is best to delivers photos that are high on details, color, and sharpness, even in low light. It also comes with Hybrid auto-focus with laser auto-focus, Depth Focus and Contrast Focus. It is worth pointing out that the smartphone doesn’t come with OIS, which is a major miss from the smartphone.
Huawei P9 specifications
The Huawei P9 features a 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved screen. It is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 955 64-bit octa-core processor. The company could launch the P9 in two variants — 32GB variant with 3GB of RAM, and 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM. Both variants come with a microSD slot which can further expand the storage up to 256GB.
In addition to the dual-camera setup at the back, there is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1080p video recording. The smartphone is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging and fingerprint scanner. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C port. On the software front, it runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.
Huawei P9 Price
We will have to wait till the India launch to know the Huawei P9’s price. But to give you some idea, the flagship smartphone was launched in international markets for $587. This translates to Rs 39,500 approximately.