Huawei Mobiles Nepal has officially launched its flagship smartphone – Huawei P9 for the price of Rs. 59,999 at a dedicated event held in Nepal. The main highlight of the phone is its dual camera at the back which is co-Engineered with German brand Leica. Users purchasing the Huawei P9 in Nepal will receive a branded leather phone bag and 32GB SD card for free as a complementary gift.
The Huawei P9 features a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, which is quite impressive. Inside, the smartphone is powered by Huawei’s own modified Kirin 955 chipset with an octa-core CPU bearing a clock speed of 2.5GHz for the quad-core Cortex- A72 cluster and 1.8GHz for the quad-core Cortex-A53.
The Huawei P9 comes in two version including 3GB RAM/32GB ROM and 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, but the one that has been currently launched in Nepal includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card up to 128GB.
While the above-mentioned features are common with most of the flagships in the market, the main noticeable feature of the P9 remains to be the dual camera at its back. Co-Engineered with German brand Leica the P9 sports two 12MP primary camera at the back, one for capturing the color whereas the other for seeing only black and white. Accompanied by each other, both camera works wonder to produce great low light shots with significantly low noise. In case you are wondering, the primary camera features an aperture rate of f/2.2 with a field view equivalent of a 27mm lens in 35mm terms. There is also an autofocus which is totally reliable on laser, contrast as well as depth calculation, the phone also features an OIS which without any doubt won’t let users get disappointed but it’s quite impossible to stabilize both cameras.
Speaking about the design, the uni-body of the Huawei P9 is fully engineered with aerospace-grade aluminum and feels quite familiar to its counterpart- Nexus 6P. That camera strips flushed in on the back always make me wonder about how good the camera of Nexus 6P was even though it didn’t feature the lens from Leica. Other noticeable feature includes a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone, which is a typical area for Huawei. The whole smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and supports USB Type-C connectors. The Huawei P9 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI on top making the UI experience quite smooth with minimal bloatware.
Connectivity options of the phone include dual-SIM with 4G capability, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, as well as NFC for Android payments.
With people opting in for flagships like Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6, and the market filled up with a lot cheaper options like OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi5 it will be interesting to see Huawei P9 competing for head to head against these flagships from other brands.