But the newly announced P9 takes a different approach to the G5, as where that phone has one standard and one wide-angle lens, with only one used for any given shot, the Huawei P9 has both standard and monochrome 12MP snappers.
Both of these can be used for a single shot, to improve the contrast by up to 50 percent and take in up to three times as much light as a single lens, which should lead to impressive low-light photos. Or you can take high-quality black and white shots.
The camera is the headline feature of the Huawei P9, but it’s not the only thing going for it. The phone also looks gorgeous, clad in aerospace-class aluminium and just 6.95mm thick.
Specs include a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, 3GB of RAM and an octa-core Kirin 955 processor, with four cores running at 2.5GHz and four going at 1.8GHz. That makes it powerful, but not quite a match for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.
The Huawei P9 runs Android Marshmallow, has an 8MP front-facing camera, a 3000 mAh battery, 32GB of storage, a USB Type-C port and a microSD card slot. Like most flagship phones it also has a fingerprint scanner, in this case built into the back of the handset.
Alongside the P9 Huawei also unveiled the Huawei P9 Plus, for anyone who wants something a little bigger. This is a similar handset but with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen packing pressure sensitive technology, 4GB of RAM, a 3,400 mAh battery and 64GB of storage. So it’s not just bigger but also more powerful and packing more storage and extra features.
The Huawei P9 will be launching in the UK and much of the rest of the world beginning April 16th at a cost of £449. The Huawei P9 Plus isn’t landing until mid-May and will set you back £549.
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