Huawei has officially launched their latest flagship smartphone, the P9 in India at an event in New Delhi, as expected. It was unveiled in London back in April this year along with the P9 Plus. Both of them come with dual 12 megapixel rear cameras that feature the Leica SUMMARIT lenses and 1.25 micron pixels, which promises brilliant image quality in low-light scenarios. Lets go through the specifications, features and pricing of the Huawei P9 below.
Huawei P9 Specifications
The Huawei P9 rocks a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display, that comes with 2.5 curved glass and has a pixel density of 423 PPI. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Kirin 955 (Quad 2.5 GHz A72 + Quad 1.8 GHz A53) 64-bit processor along with Mali T880-MP4 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The P9 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with EMUI 4.1 on top.
The P9 features a 12 megapixel dual rear primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, Leica SUMMARIT lenses, f/2.2 aperture, Laser Auto Focus. It has an independent depth measurement chip and proprietary hybrid-focus technology. Manual control and RAW support are available as well. On the front, we get a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video calling. It comes with Single SIM (nano), a 3.5 mm audio jack and Stereo speakers. It has a full metal body that is 6.95 mm thick and weighs 144 grams. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back with 3D fingerprint sensor technology and packs an infrared sensor as well.
The P9 comes with 4G with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood that supports fast charging.
The Huawei P9 will be available in Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey, Haze Gold, Prestige Gold, Rose Gold and Ceramic White color variants. It has been priced at Rs 39,999 in India and will be exclusively selling via Flipkart starting today. It will also be sold via Poorvika and Croma stores later. Huawei is also offering 2 years warranty, free pick up and drop service and 3 months replacement / display warranty.
Speaking at the launch, Peter Zhai, President, Huawei India, Consumer Business Group, said:
“Huawei is known for many firsts. We introduced the first ever android smartphone of the world in India in 2011 and the launch of P9 is another feather in our cap. We are excited to give our valued customers the best smartphone photography experience by leveraging the unrivalled capabilities of Leica, the leader in the world of imaging for more than 100 years. We feel photography is a critical element in user experience in a smartphone and Huawei P9 users can now capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity, with a masterfully designed and powerful smartphone that looks, feels and performs exceptionally.”
Ajay Yadav, Vice President – Mobiles, Flipkart, added:
“Flipkart has always aimed at providing a seamless shopping experience to its consumers and is constantly building its portfolio to offer the best choice of products. The launch of Huawei P9, one of the most awaited phones from the Huawei family, will be retailed online exclusively on Flipkart, reinforcing the trust that consumers have on the platform. We are certain that Huawei P9 will receive a positive response and we look forward to continuing this partnership in jointly offering consumers the power of technology in their hands.”