Huawei P9 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Huawei P9 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More
  • The Huawei P9 has been priced at Rs. 39,990
  • Only the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant has been launched
  • The Huawei P9 Plus has not been launched alongside in India

Huawei on Wednesday launched the its P9 flagship smartphone in India. While the company was anticipated to bring the larger P9 Plus variant to India as well, it hasn't done so. The P9 has been priced at Rs. 39,999, and will be available exclusively via Flipkart at 3pm IST from Wednesday itself.

To recall, the he Huawei P9 had been unveiled alongside the Huawei P9 Plus back in April, and the two smartphones feature a dual rear camera setup that was 'co-engineered with Leica'. The smartphones sport two 12-megapixel rear camera with with f/2.2 apertures - one camera captures colour images, while the other captures monochrome images. The smartphones come with 8-megapixel front-facing cameras.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Huawei P9 features the company's EMUI 4.1 skin on top, and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS LCD display. It is powered by a Hi-Silicon Kirin 955 octa-core processor (2.5GHz quad-coreCortex-A72 + 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 cores) that's coupled with 3GB of RAM.

The Huawei P9 variant launched in India bears 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). To recall, a 4GB of RAM/ 64GB of inbuilt storage variant was also unveiled at the global launch, but has not been brought to India.

Connectivity options on board the Huawei P9 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, Infrared, and USB Type-C. The company has launched the smartphone in its Ceramic White, Prestige Gold, and Titanium Grey colour variants in India. The smartphone features a 3000mAh battery. The company is also touting a VIP service with 2-year warranty, 3-month screen replacement warranty, and a pickup and drop service.

As for those wondering what they're missing out on with the Huawei P9 Plus, which for now hasn't been brought to the country, there isn't too much of a difference. It sports a larger 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display (with Pressure Touch technology), comes in only a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, and bears a 3400mAh battery.

At the event, the company also announced the Stainless Steel edition of the Huawei Watch will go on sale in India via Flipkart at 3pm IST in India, at the same Rs. 22,999 price of the original.

  • 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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