Huawei Technologies this week unveiled the P9, the world’s first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone, in South African.
Created in partnership with Leica Camera AG, the P9 addresses one of the few shortcomings of recent Huawei smartphones and phablets, by reinventing the phone camera.
“We are excited to give our users the ultimate smartphone photography experience,” said Charlene Munilall, general manager of the Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Consumers around the world use their smartphones to take billions of pictures each year, making photography critical to their everyday lives. Our P9 users can capture images with unmatched clarity no matter where they are.”
Munilall expects the P9, P9 Plus and P9 Lite to exceed sales of previous Huawei P-Series devices.
Huawei provided the following information:
The P9’s ground-breaking dual-camera, subject to the industry’s most stringent quality screening requirements, specialises in capturing vivid colour and acquiring precision imagery through the camera’s monochrome capabilities. With the P9 dual-camera, users can become expert photographers and capture images with superior detail and depth. Need superb selfies? Say no more, the P9 has an 8MP front-facing camera that can turn you into a professional and keep you on top of your selfie game.
Furthermore, the P9 comes with the power and performance synonymous with Huawei. With a stunning 5.2-inch 1080p display, the P9 is powered by the new Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor for world-leading mobile performance. The 3000mAh high-density battery offers P9 users outstanding mobility and greater battery life. In addition, the P9 boasts an enhanced fingerprint sensor which gives users added security and easy access to unlock your smartphone.
With the same minimalist design DNA as earlier products in Huawei’s acclaimed flagship P-series, the P9 was built to fit your hand. Each device is perfectly constructed from superior-grade glass, diamond-cut edges and an aluminum unibody with curves in all the right places.
South African consumers can look forward to the P9 in three remarkable colours: Haze Gold, Ceraminc White and Titanium Grey. Capturing brilliant images requires space and the P9 is available in two storage sizes, 32GB and 64GB, perfect for your storage needs. The P9 will be available at all local operator networks from today both on contract and prepaid packages from a recommended retail price of R11 999 and from a recommended retail price of R13 499 for the P9 Plus.