It was made to wait for a little more than others, but here finally unveiled the long-awaited Huawei P9 and its variant premium P9 Plus, new top range that now come into direct competition with other star players of the category. Almost all confirmed the specific views and discussed in recent weeks, besides the river of leaks has been impressive and there was no intention to keep absolute secrecy, indeed, we could say the opposite.


Under the shell just 6.95 mm thick aluminium delivers the powerful chip HiSilicon Kirin 955, an octa-core configuration in big-LITTLE boasting 4 4 performance Cortex-Cortex-A53 and A72 to 2.5 GHz, 3/4 GB of RAM that will not have anything to envy to Qualcomm solutions and Exynos. Confirm the size with 5.2-inch display and full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), brightness of 500 nits 423 ppi density, Huawei has always pointed out to not be interested in a leap beyond 1080 p on this diagonal, and a win could be autonomy.

Soft and very well defined lines, do you think the side frames are wide only 1.7 mm and is considered almost a borderless. The overall dimensions are 145 x 6.95 x 70.9 mm for 144g weight.

Very interesting the media sector, with the debut of Leica that P9 achieved the optics, of ‘ aspherical ‘ Summarit that promise the highest quality for the two rear 12 Mp image sensors for unpublished contrasts. Important to note that do not protrude on the back cover, in spite of the listing is so extreme.

There is a dedicated image processor to depth of field, while the focus system is hybrid: is based on laser measurements, depth and contrast; You can then change the focus of the photos after you take them. There is also a wide range of manual controls and interface deeply revisited. Even at this juncture, there is something to do with Leica: the shutter sound is recorded by a “real” camera, for example, and the fonts and graphics were chosen in collaboration between the two companies.

Head-the quality is not lacking with an 8 Mp image sensor, autofocus and aperture f/1.9. We’ll delve into this aspect as soon as possible, clearly Huawei has worked hard to create something different that can provide an edge over the competition, you must then put them immediately to the test.

The fingerprint scanner is a new concept, a system that Huawei defines “3D” and is able to accurately detect the depth of the grooves of the skin.

The phone is dual SIM in Asia, while single SIM in Europe supporting microSD card (max 128 GB), and offers what Huawei defines the first virtual antenna triple -a is positioned at the top, in the area of the camera, and two are at the bottom. This solution makes it possible to prevent any kind of “effect”.

Then there are the two front speakers, one dedicated to the reproduction of bass and one for the treble (capsule). There is also an IR blaster to turn the device into a universal remote.

The autonomy necessary to test it directly but the P9 is promising with its 3000 mAh, rechargeable quickly through port USB Type-C. Autonomy declared is 12 hours of HD video playback/8 hours in 4 g, 20 hours of talk time 3 g and 56 hours of music playback. Supported rapid charging: it takes 10 minutes to provide 5 hours of talk time. Don’t miss the slot for memory expansion, maximum of internal 32/64 GB for the European market. European market prices € 599 for the variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal memory and € 649 for that top (4 GB/64 GB).

P9 Plus

For lovers of phablet there will be variation Plus available, a terminal with 5.5 inch FHD display wider from that switch to Super AMOLED technology. Size slightly more generous but specs can justify them: 3400 mAh battery, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, with the possibility to choose in China also cut from 128 GB.

Charging is still faster than on P9, but the news does not stop there: P9 Plus has a display “Press Touch” (analogous to Force 3D Touch/Touch and companionship) with 18-installed apps that support it.

Huawei didn’t have to make particular compromises in the dimensions of this Plus: often just 6.98 mm, 152 mm tall and broad 75.3 mm and a weight of 162g. Expected cost for Europe of749 euros, in four colors.

Both devices are on preorder starting from tomorrow until April 20, even in Italy, on theofficial website; Anyone who will carry out will be granted a street photography workshop taught by professional photographers for National Geographic; Alternatively a DVD video course 8 photography by Joel Sartore, NatGeo photographer ever.

Huawei P9 will be available in stores from mid-April, but only in Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey; Remember that the price will be 599 euro. For P9 Plus there will be some more to expect: arrive in may, initially only in Quartz Grey coloring; the price, as mentioned, will be 749 euros.

Huawei P9 Plus is available online from the onlinestore at 669 euros or Redcoon to 710 euro .

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