Huawei Officially Unveils P9 & P9 Plus; Plans to Sell Flagship Devices in US this Year (not the P9)

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  1. dgstorm

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    We have some cool Huawei news, and some Huawei news which is mostly useless to US smartphone consumers. First the good news: Huawei has finally announced their plans to start selling a flagship level device in the United States sometime later this year (2016). No details were shared as to what kind of device Huawei plans to introduce into the US market to compete with Apple, Samsung, LG and the rest, but we will be sure to share any new info as it is released.

    The second bit of news today is that Huawei officially unveiled their P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. This is mostly useless to US customers, because the phone will not be officially sold in the US. Still, for our valuable members internationally, we would be remiss if we didn't share the details on this new release from the impressive Huawei.

    The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will both launch April 16th. Here are the pricing details made available:
    • P9 32GB/3GB model = €599
    • P9 64GB/4GB = €649
    • P9 Plus = €749
    Here are the specs of the announced devices:

    Huawei P9 Specs
    • Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1080
    • Chipset: Huawei Octa-Core Kirin 955
    • Storage and Memory: 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, or 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM
    • Cameras: Dual 12-megapixel 1.76 micron Leica rear, 8MP front
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Dimensions: 145 x 70.9 x 6.95mm, 144g
    • Other Features: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, Infrared Blaster, Stereo Speakers
    • Software: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
    • Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, and Prestige Gold.
    Huawei P9 Plus Specs
    • Display: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 with Press Touch technology
    • Chipset: Huawei Octa-Core Kirin 955
    • Storage and Memory: 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM
    • Cameras: Dual 12-megapixel 1.76 micron Leica rear, 8MP front
    • Battery: 3,400mAh
    • Dimensions: 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm, 162g
    • Other Features: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, Infrared Blaster, Stereo Speakers
    • Software: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
    • “Press Touch” display (pressure sensitive screen like Apple's 3D Touch) - with 18 pre-installed compatible apps
    • Dual-IC Rapid Charge for faster battery charging
    • Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, and Prestige Gold.
    Here's our new section for generic or international only Huawei devices: Huawei Smartphones
     
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    Good specs on the P9 Plus.

    3 different gold colors eh?:confused:
     
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    Glad to see them getting serious about the US. Love my 6P. Not a fan of what I've seen of their skin/UI in videos, but that could be remedied with a launcher/etc. if I was really interested in one of their phones.
     
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    What's the point of dual cameras, to shoot 3d?
     
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    Nice specs.. $850 for the + seems a bit pricey...
     
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