Huawei P9: A Smartphone that will Reinvent Mobile Photography


Huawei Smartphones, one of the leading smartphone manufacturer in the world announced the launch of its highly awaited flagship smartphone Huawei P9 on 17th August, 2016 at a sole event in New Delhi where TheTechBeard team was also invited.

Huawei is built with the co-operation of Leica Camera AG, a Germany-based producer of cameras and sport optics products. The Huawei P9 is an awesome smartphone launched with a dual lens camera that is all set to redefine the standards of mobile photography.

The P9 was launched a couple of months ago in some other countries and has already proved to be successful. Huawei P9 boasts awesome display, exceptional design and innovative dual camera which allows users to take high-ranking sharp and detailed images with vivid colours. The superior quality also reflects in different shades of an image with single colour (monochrome images).

Huawei also presented two globally renowned products along with the P9 at the same event, the MateBook and the TalkBand B3 which will be launched in India soon. But, in this article, we will focus more on Huawei P9 features, specifications, camera performance, price and availability factors.

Huawei P9 Design and build

Undoubtedly Huawei P9 has a world-class design which can attract anyone at a glance. The phone is beautifully crafted with airspace-grade aluminium alloy and 2.5D curved glass. Construction of P9 ensures the protection and provides a solid grip with a single hand. It’s an ultra slim phone with 7 mm thickness and weighs 144 grams only. We are sure you’ll need to protect the device from accidental falls or scratches, so we made a roundup article of 15 best Huawei P9 cases and covers that we believe you should check.


Huawei P9 boasts a large 5.2 inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 72.9% screen to body ratio. The phone features an IPS-NEO LCD capacitive multi-touch screen with 16M colours to produce lifelike images and clear visuals. It sports 423 ppi pixel density, which makes it highly preferable for high-end graphics and 4K video playback. The phone offers USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and single SIM/microSD card slot.

Huawei P9 ships in various colour combinations such as Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, Ceramic White, Rose Gold, Haze Gold and Prestige Gold.


Huawei P9 Performance

Huawei P9 runs on Emotion UI 4.1 which is based on Google’s world-famous operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Company has used its own Hi-Silicon Kirin 955 chipset in the phone and it is powered by Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 and 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor bundled with latest Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.

This combination makes it exceptionally powerful and provides incredible performance during multi-tasking, playing high-end graphic games and streaming online music or videos. The audio quality of the phone is also remarkable.

You won’t face any lagging issue as the phone also offers 3GB RAM coupled with 32GB internal storage for smooth switching between apps. The storage capacity can be expanded via a micro SD card up to 256GB.

The phone features an advance level of fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone quickly and avoid unauthorized access. The phone includes other sensors such as accelerometer, accelerometer, proximity, gyro and compass.


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Huawei P9 Camera

Well! Huawei P9 exceeds with all its competitors in terms of camera quality for sure in the similar price segment. The phone features an innovative dual lens camera which has been manufactured with the collaboration of Leica which is already a world-famous brand.

Huawei P9 has a pair of two highly advanced 12MP rear cameras with 27 mm size and f/2.2 aperture to allow more light and enables detailed imaging in low light conditions. One of them shoot colour pictures and the other one does the monochrome imaging.

Users can choose from three film mods in the camera app Standard, Vivid Colours and Smooth Colours. Among all shooting modes the camera features Panorama, High Dynamic Range, Touch Focus, Geo-Tagging and Face or Smile Detection. You can adjust ISO value, Shutter speed, Focus and Exposure manually in full Pro mode.

8MP front shooter comes with f/2.4 aperture and provides 1080p resolution, which is enough for respected selfies and video calling. You can surprisingly not shoot 4K videos in P9, but still the video capturing quality is good enough.


Huawei P9 Battery and Connectivity

Huawei P9 packs a powerful Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which can easily last for the day with mixed usage. The phone already has a power efficient process and a user interface which can help the smartphone to sustain the battery for a longer time. P9 holds an endurance rating 75h for the performance of its battery.

As far as the connectivity is concerned, The standards of P9 are way too high. The phone includes a virtual-triple-antenna architecture which is specifically designed for travelers who wander into remote areas most of the time and require a robust equipment which can provide them the seamless connectivity to cellular as well as Wi-Fi networks. This facility helps them to utilize the power of the cell phone Internet anywhere in the world.

Huawei P9 supports Wi-Fi 802.11, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type C.


Huawei P9 Price and Availability

Huawei P9 is available from August 18th 2016 exclusively through e-commerce websites Flipkart across the country. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at INR 39,999 for Indian consumers.



Huawei P9 has excellent features and do exceptionally well. The camera quality is impressive and allows users to take extra-ordinary pictures in dark environment. Huawei phone has a beautiful design, but the dual-lens camera has taken our heart, which we think will make this phone apart from the competitors.

We can expect a good response from the masses because of Leica camera which takes beautiful color and monochrome photos and surely will redefine mobile photography in coming days.


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