Huawei P9 India Launch Expected at August 17 Event

Huawei P9 India Launch Expected at August 17 Event
  • Huawei P9 comes in 3GB/ 32GB storage and 4GB/ 64GB storage models
  • The pricing starts at roughly Rs. 45,400
  • The Huawei P9 Plus may be also unveiled in India

Chinese handset manufacturer Huawei has confirmed an event on August 17 in India. The company is widely expected to unveil the Huawei P9 in the country. Huawei started sending event teasers to media on Monday and said, "Something exciting is coming for you on the August 17. Stay tuned for more information from Huawei."

Unfortunately, there is no word whether the Huawei P9 smartphone will be launched only or will it be accompanied by the Huawei P9 Plus.

Unveiled in April, the biggest highlight of the Huawei P9 as well as P9 Plus is the dual-lens camera which has been made in collaboration with legendary camera maker Leica. The Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus sport two 12-megapixel sensors, with one capturing light in colour, and the other in monochrome. The dual lenses sport an f/2.2 aperture. Both sport 8-megapixel front-facing cameras.

For specifications, Huawei P9 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS LCD display. It will be powered by the company's Hi-Silicon Kirin 955 octa-core processor (4 Cortex-A72 cores at 2.5GHz + 4 Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8GHz). It will be available in 3GB of RAM/ 32GB of inbuilt storage and 4GB of RAM/ 64GB storage variants. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery.

The Huawei P9 Plus features a 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display and also incorporates Press Touch pressure-sensitive technology. It will be available only in 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage model. The Huawei P9 Plus is powered by the same SoC as the P9. It is backed by a 3400mAh battery.

Some of the common innards include Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 skin running on top; expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB); 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth v4.1, Infrared, and USB Type-C connectivity support.

For pricing, the Huawei P9 3GB of RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 45,400), while the 4GB of RAM/ 64GB storage variant has been priced at EUR 649 (roughly Rs. 49,200). The Huawei P9 Plus on the other hand has been priced at EUR 749 (roughly Rs. 56,800).

Both the smartphones are expected to be available in Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Prestige Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Titanium Grey colours.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent camera performance
  • Superb with low-light shooting
  • Looks good, built well
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Manageable size
  • Bad
  • A bit overpriced
  • No OIS or 4K video recording
  • Performance falls short of flagship levels
Display 5.20-inch
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 955
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

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