One of the leading Chinese mobile manufacturing companies Huawei unveiled its P9 series in South Africa in the first week of June 2016. Huawei P9 is the world’s first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone. The launch also uncovered two other primary devices of the range – P9 Lite and P9 Plus.
The phone’s USP is its dual camera which is co-engineered by the premium German camera manufacturer Leica. The first camera of the P9 is a standard 12 megapixel camera with an RGB sensor that can take photos in full color; the second camera contains a monochromatic sensor and takes black-and-white photos. The device also offers professional photography option like changing ISO, shutter speed, and focus. And its 8 MP front camera can keep the user on top the selfie game.
“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,” says Charlene Munilall, GM at Huawei Consumer Business Group.
The phone comes with a new-generation 2.5 GHz processor and 3000 mAh battery and a finger-print sensor. The device comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB RAM which can be extended upto 128 GB.
The phone’s look is also amazng with diamond-cut edges, aluminium unibody and superior grade glass. Huawei P9 is available in three colurs: Haze Gold, Ceramic White and Titanium Grey. Its 5.2 inch screen comes with a resolution of 1080p.
The Huawei P9 can be purchased at a price of Rs. 12,999 from all local operators. P9 Plus is priced at Rs. 15,000. For the customers with lower budget the P9 Lite can be an apt choice with a retail price of Rs. 4,499. But the phone lacks the dual camera.
The Huawei P9 series has garnered immense popularity among the customers of the region and the sales have surpassed the company’s expectations. According to Huawei with the support of its tremendous growth in the South African market the companiy’s global market share has increased to 8.5%.