The Huawei P9 is the regular-sized flagship, though we’re inclined to call it the small-sized one – it has pretty much the same footprint as an iPhone 6s. Display diagonal is 5.2 inches, resolution is 1080p, and it’s an IPS LCD panel. It’s the in-house Kirin 955 chipset powering things, a modified version of the Kirin 950 inside the Mate 8. Its octa-core CPU is set at 2.5GHz for the quad-Cortex-A72 cluster and 1.8GHz for the quad-Cortex-A53. There will be two versions – the lower-specced one containing 3GB of RAM and 32 of storage, and the better-equipped one with 4GB and 64GB storage. A microSD slot provides an option for expansion. It’s all about the camera though, the dual setup being the headline feature. Co-developed with German optics specialist Leica, the P9’s rear shooter consists of two 12MP units, one capturing color, the other seeing only black and white. And varying levels of gray, naturally. They work in unison to deliver more detailed shots in good light and significantly reduce noise in low light.
This post was last modified on December 28, 2016