Soon after the launch of Huawei’s latest flagship in South Africa, the Huawei P9 has been launched in Kenya as well and we are ecstatic to know this phenomenal smartphone is finally within our grasp. The Huawei P9 possesses the world’s first Leica (iconic camera manufacturer) certified twin cameras on the back which shoot in both Colour and Monochrome (black and white). This is how that works: When you take a picture with your P9, the colour camera takes your normal colour picture with all its limitations, whereas the Monochrome camera simultaneously takes an exact black and white copy. The monochrome picture by virtue of being black and white takes in more light and detail to provide a crisp high quality picture when it is merged with the color picture. Yes, they do merge into one picture! Considering that smartphones have overtaken traditional cameras, the P9 is more or less a multipurpose camera attached to a high end smartphone.
“The Huawei P9 is the first smartphone with an intelligent camera and promises users a unique experience with features such as a hybrid focusing system that allows you to capture those precious fleeting moments in your life,” said Freddie Zhangxiaolong, Vice Country Director, Huawei Kenya ~TechMoranAdvertisement - Continue reading below
Times are changing for Chinese smartphone brands which are looking to change the status quo with a fleet of highend devices going head to head with the iPhone and Samsung. Leading the pack is Huawei which is a globally respected brand dealing in telecommunications products like modems, routers to laying fiber infrastructure. Others include OnePlus, ZTE, Xiaomi and Lenovo and more.
The highly acclaimed Huawei P9 follows in the footsteps of the P6, P7 and P8, retaining same thin, sleek, smooth design broken only once by a slight depression of the well placed fingerprint scanner. The chamfered edges do one better than the P7, feeling perfectly comfortable in the palm of your hand. Huawei
Huawei P9 Official Specs
Announced: 2016, April
Available: 2016, April
Colors: Titanium Grey, Ceramic White, Rose Gold, Haze Gold,Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM), Dual SIM on standby
OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with Emotion UI 4.1
Network: GSM, GPRS, EDGE HSPA, LTE
4G LTE Bands: 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 20(800)
Dimensions: 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm
Weight: 144 g
Display: 5.2″ Full HD, IPS-NEO LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 955 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 / Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory: Internal memory 32 GB (3 GB RAM), 64 GB (4 GB RAM). MicroSD upgradable to 256 GB (uses standby Dual SIM slot).
Camera: Dual 12 MP Leica certified Camera (Monochrome + Colour), autofocus, dual-LED flash, 8 MP front Camera.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Hotspot, DLNA, WiFi Direct, NFC (3 GB RAM variant) Bluetooth v4.2, Type-C 1.0 Reversible USB connector
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Huawei P9 Price and where to buy
Huawei P9 Price in Kenya: According to Kenyan Tech site TechWeez, the Huawei P9 will go for Kshs 55,000 ($544, UGX 1,830,000, ₦ 108,300) for the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB Internal storage model. It is available in all Safaricom retail shops countrywide as well as other outlets like Dixons, ART, Tricom and Huawei’s flagship brand store at the Garden City Mall.
Huawei P9 Price on Amazon: Online shopping website Amazon is retailing the Huawei P9 at $559.99 & FREE Shipping (Not applicable to Uganda).