Huawei P9, P9 Plus specs: Leica camera, fingerprint scanner, Press Touch Technology, more featured


Huawei recently made its long rumored new flagship, the P9 smartphone official in a launch event in London, along with a premium flagship sibling, the Huawei P9 Plus.

The two new flagship devices from the top Chinese smartphone company boast of a set of premium specsfrom display property to battery life to memory featuresbut above others, they boast their camera properties and photography capabilities.

The standard flagship, the Huawei P9, sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution. It has two variants that differ according to their in house RAM and storage capacities. The first one sports 3GB worth of RAM along with 32GB worth of built-in internal storage capacity, while the bigger capacity variant has a 4GB worth of RAM and 64GB worth of internal storage.

The P9 smartphone is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and boots on Android Marshmallow 6.0.

As for the P9 Plus, it sports a bigger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with the same Full HD resolution and an additional Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It comes with a pressure sensitive display technology called the Press Touch. It runs under a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset with an octa-core CPU clocking in at a speed of 2.5 GHz. It packs 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card expansion.

The camera for both the P9 and the P9 Plus features a specially designed Leica Summarit H 1:2.2/27 ASPH cutting edge dual camera setup for the rear panel both of which are 12 megapixels. They also have built-in dual-tone LED flash. As for the front snapper, the smartphones have an 8-megapixel front snapper for selfies and other similar purposes. The two devices also feature a fingerprint scanner on their back panel.

The P9 will go on sale for 599 for the 3GB variant, and 649 for the 4GB variant. Sales will start on April 16 in Europe and the Middle East.

The P9 Plus will be available for 749, and will go on sale starting May 20.