2 Camera Sensors, Leica-Style images – The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus to launch in PH on June 2

2 Camera Sensors, Leica-Style images – The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus to launch in PH on June 2

The first smartphones with dual rear sensors (not just dual cameras) will launch on June 2. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus offer stunning Leica-style images with impressive detail, depth, color, and low-light clarity. The RGB camera captures color while the monochrome camera acquires picture detail: images are in vivid color, striking black and white, and showcase gorgeous bokeh (defocused background). The P23,990 5.2-inch 3GB RAM Huawei P9, and P29,990 4GB RAM P9 Plus, will be available nationwide on June 15.

Huawei and global iconic brand Leica Camera AG worked on the P9 line up to offer seamless hardware and software – from optical lenses, to image processing algorithms, to offer the highest quality images possible in a smartphone. You can get a 20% discount on the P9 and P9 Plus by trading in a working camera (see details below).

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Key Features of the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus

  • An intelligent algorithm combines the colors taken by the RGB sensor with the detail of the monochrome sensor. So you shoot better in low light, with the 1.25µm pixel size of the dual 12-megapixel cameras.
  • Shoot with incredible speed, depth and clarity with ‘Hybrid Focus’ technology, using laser focus, depth measurement and contrast.

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  • Explore the P9 and P9 Plus’s film modes (Standard, Vivid and, Smooth Colors), wide aperture effect, monochrome mode and professional mode. Shoot in RAW and edit your images without compromising their quality.
  • Get superior performance with the Kirin 955 processor, inside of which is one dual core ISP fast merging, optimized colour and noise management, and a dedicated DSP for post processing.

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  • Savor superb selfies, even in low light.
  • Great design meets great tactile feel. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are visually stunning, with diamond-cut edges, rounded out by beautiful curvatures. Both are sculpted using aerospace-class unibody aluminum and a superior-grade 2.5D glass. Both feel really great in your hand.

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  • Enjoy Full HD display, which offer closer to natural colors with 96% color saturation and high contrast.
  • Benefit from enhanced security on your phone and unlock it with ease with the enhanced fingerprint sensor. Huawei protects your privacy and information with its world-leading biometric fingerprint recognition technology.

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  • Superior connectivity. Wi-Fi+ 2.0 automatically connect to the strongest available Wi-Fi network.
  • A virtual Triple antenna means you don’t need to worry about your hand position under different signal conditions.
  • The Huawei P9 will be available in Prestige Gold, Titanium Grey, and Mystic Silver; while the P9 Plus will come in Haze Gold and Titanium Grey.

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Differences

Compared to the P9, the Huawei P9 Plus offers a bigger 5.5-inch display, Press Touch technology, 4GB of RAM, a larger 3,400 mAh battery, dual-IC Rapid Charge (6 hours of talk time after a 10-minute charge).

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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Specs Sheet

P9 P9 Plus
Size Height: 145mm; Width: 70.9mm;

Depth: 6.95mm; Weight: 144g

Height: 152.3mm; Width: 75.3mm;

Depth: 6.98mm; Weight: 162g

Display 5.2” FHD, 2.5D glass 5.5” FHD, 2.5D glass
CPU Huawei Kirin 955  (64-bit),

Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)

Huawei Kirin 955  (64-bit),

Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)

Operating System AndroidTM 6.0 AndroidTM 6.0
Emotion UI EMUI 4.1 EMUI 4.1
Memory 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM


Camera Rear: Dual 12MP (Monochrome & RGB)

Front: 8MP

Rear: Dual 12MP (Monochrome & RGB)

Front: 8MP AF

Battery 3,000 mAh 3,400 mAh
SRP P23,990 P29,990

Availability, Pricing, and After-Sales Service

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will be available in Huawei concept stores and distributors nationwide starting June 15. The P9 Lit will also be available at P12,490. You can also avail of these through Globe and Smart Postpaid plans. Huawei also offers a free pick up of defective Huawei devices and free delivery once repaired.

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Trade in Promo

Trade-in any functioning film or digital camera on June 11, 2016 at 11am at the flagship store of Huawei in SM Mall of Asia to get a chance to avail of a 20% discount when buying the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. Each transaction comes with a free Goauche Bag, a VIP card, and 13,000 mAh powerbank. This special promo is valid only for the first 100 buyers of each phone. Each user can only avail of one unit applied for. Visit www.facebook.com/huaweideviceph for details.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.