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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus specs

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are officially official. Two phones. Two rear cameras on each phone, Leica-certified, no less. And as you'd expect from Huawei, they're packed with the latest tech the Chinese manufacturer has to offer, including an updated Kirin 955 processor, some of the best fingerprint security in the business — and all in a footprint that shouldn't leave you wishing you had a smaller phone.

So let's get to it. These are the official specs for the Huawei P9 and the larger P9 Plus:

CategoryFeatures
DisplayP9: 5.2-inch IPS LCD, 1920x1080
P9 Plus: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, 1920x1080
ProcessorKirin 955 octacore
4xA72 + 4xA53
Storage/RAMP9: 32GB/3GB or 64GB/4GB
P9 Plus: 64GB/4GB
OSAndroid 6.0 with EMUI 4.1
Rear camerasDual 12MP (monochrome + color), f/2.2
1.76-micron pixel equivalent
Leica certification
Front camera8MP
ConnectionUSB-C
SIM/SDDual SIM in Asia
single SIM with microSD (128GB) in Europe
BatteryP9: 3000 mAh
P9 Plus 3400 mAh
DimensionsP9: 145 x 70.9 x 6.95mm
P9 Plus: 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
WeightP9: 144g
P9 Plus: 162g
SecurityFingerprint
PriceP9: €599/€649
P9 Plus: €749
OtherInfrared, stereo speakers
36 Comments
  • Screw the hardware, Is the software fixed or not? Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Hopefully so. Because that is some pretty S.W.E.E.T. camera hardware.
  • No its not Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wish the prices were written in usd instead Posted via the Android Central App
  • $682/$739 for the P9
    $853 for the P9+ Those are just rough conversions from their European pricing. If this phone makes it to the US, local prices will be different.
  • Prices are way too high. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's very pricey, up on the same level as the Galaxy S7.
  • Exactly, I'm not gonna pay that much for a phone if I have to put up with Emui albeit the great hardware. I'd rather the nexus 6p. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah I don't see why anyone would buy this over the Galaxy s7 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good lord! Those prices. How can they justify such prices? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Those are rough conversions from the EU prices. As far as I know. Europeans pay a little more for their phones compared to us, so if the P9 does come Stateside, I'd expect it to be around $600 for the P9 and $700 for the Plus.
  • Don't forget those european prices will already include sales tax, which is typically a lot higher in european countries than USA. Usually about 20%!
  • Those prices what the heck, huawei still thinks they're Samsung? The P8 was only €450 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like the design but it's too pricey. :(
  • Those are seriously high prices. Like, really high.
  • They look very nice and I like the specs, but the price is way to high for a Hauwei phone.
  • I see they printed the word Leica on the back and now think they can charge Samsung prices for the phones...
  • Folks Huawei isn't a budget brand anymore (you have to go to Honor for that), those prices, at least in Europe, undercut Samsung who they see as a direct competitor. Anyways by the time this is launched in the US later this year (after the European launch) I suspect the retail price will have dropped significantly.
  • Can't be seen as direct competitor when you use a lower spec screen, unknown availability of timely updates (they seem to be better), a panned UI (at least from a pure UI), a fast but not totally mainstream CPU (kirin benchmarks well), and price it around the same... Posted via the Android Central App
  • hmm, the lower spec screen is actually a plus point for me (MUCH better battery life) and im sure im not alone on this.
    updates doesnt seem like a problem from huawei. they've updated their phones, watch and even their honor line pretty well.
    their UI is still a problem but performance is blazing fast and smooth as silk.
  • Here's the thing: most people that care about that stuff know that the only problem with the phone is the software. And then most of those people know that they can flash a rom on it (they don't necessarily know how to yet but people can learn) Posted via my Dirty shamu
  • Can't be seen as direct competitor when you use a lower spec screen, unknown availability of timely updates (they seem to be better), a panned UI (at least from a pure UI), a fast but not totally mainstream CPU (kirin benchmarks well), and price it around the same... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually, Huawei (and Honor) has updated a lot of its phones to Marshmallow.
  • Any dates on usa release? Posted via the Android Central App
  • i like my 6P but they cheaped out on the build quality... i've got 2 kinks in the metal around the volume and power buttons. its been a problem for some people that bought the nexus.. just not a real durable phone. not sure i'd buy Huwaii again
  • i know lots of people with iphones with dents too. it happens. even to samsung phones. my LG nexus 5 have wobbly buttons at purchase and the power button crapped out after nearly 2 years. my n6p is perfect so far.
  • I've had mine since launch, and it's in the same condition as when I opened the box. I use a case if there's a chance of any dents occurring, and at home and in the office, where I have a rug, I sometimes take it off. It's not a cheap build at all, that's just how metal phones work.
  • It's definitely not how they are supposed to work and should not be accepted as such.I'm talking about thin ,weak,and bending,not scuffs and dings. Posted via the Android Central App
  • these are not dents, as in i dropped the phone and it left a mark. the're kinks, as in, i had my phone in my pocket in a case, and when i took it out the phone had flexed and the metal around the buttons bent. phone is NOT of the best quality
  • Are they making the next nexus again? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not impressed, the plus is worth no more than 350 euro. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol, good luck with that. Try finding a comparable phone at that price. If you do, I'd like to see it. Hell I'd like to buy it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish the footprint was smaller.
  • Who would pay that much for a device that lacks NFC? Posted from my Moto X Pure Edition via the Android Central App
  • Overpriced,crap software,no OIS,1080p a no go if you even have a slight interest in VR.Buying the leica name to slap on there and not even having OIS is disingenuous at best on the part of both companies. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The lack of image stablization and QHD screen don't justify the price.