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.

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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus specs

Width Height Thickness
5.7 in
2.79 in
0.27 in
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