Huawei has today taken the wraps off the Huawei P9 flagship smartphone for 2016. Just like the current flagship norm, it will come in two flavors, the regular p9 with a 5.2-inch screen and the larger phablet size 5.5 inch version. The rather standing feature of the P9 is the pair of 12 megapixel camera which are Leica-certified. One is a normal camera, but right next to it is another, monochrome module and according to Huawei, together, the two sensors can improve contrast in photos by 50 percent and triple the light information taken in by the phone.
The Specs for the P9 and P9 Plus
|Spec||Huawei P9||Huawei P9 Plus|
|Screen size||5.2 inched IPS display||5.5 inched Super AMOLED display|
|Pressure sensitive screen||NO||YES, with Press Touch technology|
|Processor||Octa-core Kirin 955 processor||Octa-core Kirin 955 processor|
|Camera||Dual 12 MP camera with Leica certification||Dual 12 MP camera with Leica certification|
|Micro SD Card||YES (For Europe, Asia and Africa)||YES|
|Dual SIM||YES (In China and other Asian markets)||YES (In China and other Asian markets)|
|Memory||32/ 64 GB (country dependent)||64 GB|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|USB Port||USB C||USB C|
Availability and Pricing
The P9 Plus will be available in May, in both Europe, Africa and Asia, while the smaller P9 will be on sale worldwide by the end of this month. Just like Huawei Uganda did for the Huawei P8 last year, we expect to have a local launch of these devices soon probably with one of the carriers. The Huawei P9 is currently priced at £449 in the UK which is about UGX 2.4 million with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, while the Huawei P9 Plus will cost £549 (UGX 2.6 million) with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.
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