The Huawei P9 Launch Event:
Last week, I managed to wiggle my way into another Huawei device launch, and as usual, they put on a grand show. I’m beginning to see that Huawei are learning what works and what doesn’t when it comes to their launches. If only they could get their food right, some of us are trying to eat vegan! haha. But you’re not here to hear about silly event food, you’re here to see if the new Huawei P9 is worth your time to upgrade to.
Let’s get the grimy details out the way first, here’s the leak:
Huawei P9 Leak Details:
By integrating the design values and engineering excellence of Leica and Huawei, the two have transformed smartphone photography into an experience that enables users to capture the highest-quality pictures.
“We are excited to give our users the ultimate smartphone photography experience. 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,” said Charlene Munilall, General Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “
Munilall expects the P9, P9 Plus and P9 Lite to exceed sales expectations in the history of Huawei’s P-Series devices. The P9 is the most innovative smartphone Huawei has produced by far and is guaranteed to raise the benchmark in the smartphone industry.
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.
The P9 has a state-of-the-art industrial design. 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.
- Colours include: Haze Gold, Ceraminc White and Titanium Grey.
- Capturing brilliant images requires space and the P9 is available in two storage sizes, 32GB and 64GB.
- Recommended retail price of R11 999 and from a recommended retail price of R13 499 for the P9 Plus.
Touching the Thing:
I played with the device for a bit after the over the top launch, and felt it was a decent phone. Everything you could want in an android with a few interesting hardware additions like it’s duel camera and better balanced night settings, which has been a problem in the past.
This is by far the best Smartphone Huawei has made to date and again, better value than it’s closest Android competitor.
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