On April 6, 2016, Huawei introduced two new flagship phones — the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus. The dual-lens P9 devices were created in collaboration with Leica, bringing a new standard to smartphone photography. The 12MP dual-camera design allows for an RGB lens that specializes in capturing color, along with a monochrome lens that takes in amazing detail.

Powering the 5.2-inch P9 is a Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor, a 3,000mAh battery and 32GB of storage with 3GB of RAM, or 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The larger P9 Plus brings a 5.5-inch screen, 3,400mAh battery, 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. Both are rounded out by an 8MP front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner and USB-C.

Huawei P9 review video

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus specs

5.7 in 144.8 mm
2.79 in 70.9 mm
0.27 in 6.9 mm
5.08 oz 144 grams
  • Display:
    • 5.2-inch IPS LCD
    • 2.5D glass
    • 1920x1080 resolution (423ppi)
  • Cameras:
    • Dual 12MP (color & monochrome), ƒ/2.2 lens, Leica certified
    • 8MP front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3000mAh capacity
    • Non-removable
  • Chips:
    • Huawei Kirin 955
    • Quad-core 2.5GHz
    • 3GB or 4GB RAM
    • 32 or 64GB internal storage
    • microSD slot
Category Features
Display P9: 5.2-inch IPS LCD, 1920x1080
P9 Plus: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, 1920x1080
Processor Kirin 955 octacore
4xA72 + 4xA53
Storage/RAM P9: 32GB/3GB or 64GB/4GB
P9 Plus: 64GB/4GB
OS Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.1
Rear cameras Dual 12MP (monochrome + color)
1.76-micron pixel equivalent
Leica certification
Front camera 8MP
Connection USB-C
SIM/SD Dual SIM in Asia
single SIM with microSD (128GB) in Europe
Battery P9: 3000 mAh
P9 Plus 3400 mAh
Dimensions P9: 145 x 70.9 x 6.95mm
P9 Plus: 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
Weight P9: 144g
P9 Plus: 162g
Security Fingerprint
Price P9: €599/€649
P9 Plus: €749
Other Infrared, stereo speakers

Where to buy the Huawei P9

The Huawei P9 is available now from a variety of retailers.