Huawei has launched two new flagship smartphones in London, Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus. The P9 Plus will arrive later than the regular P9 and it will cost 749 Euro. The P9 Plus builds upon the premium P9 with a bigger AMOLED display, battery and beefier memory, and, of course, its key feature – the pressure sensitive technology or Press Touch as Huawei calls it.
The P9 Plus looks every inch a high-end handset. Its aluminium unibody chassis provides protection, while the handset is (very) thin and comfortable to hold. The 5.5-inch P9 Plus measures 75.3 × 152.3 × 7 and weighs 166g. The resolution has not changed, mind, as Huawei’s chosen to stick with a 1,920 x 1,080 AMOLED panel rather than bump up the pixel count.
The Huawei P9 Plus is powered by the same Kirin 955 octa-core processor and quad-core Mali-T880 GPU. There is 4 gigabyte of RAM while the dual lenses, feeding two 12-megapixel sensors — one monochrome and one RGB — which deliver composite images. Low light performance, in particular, is claimed to be superior, and the whole imaging subsystem has been co-engineered with Leica.. It also comes with 64 gigabyte of storage as standard (of which 54 gigabyte is available to the user), rather than 32 gigabyte, and has a larger 3,400mAh battery and means you’ll get up to 14 hours video playback, according to the Company. The battery is non-removable, but the P9 Plus features reversible USB Type-C and a dual-IC Rapid Charging giving at touted users six hours of talk time after a 10-minute charge.
Connectivity is top-notch with 11ac Wi-Fi, and an infrared transmitter (or IR blaster which is not on the regular P9). Of course, the phone supports 4G LTE networks, too. You can still use the slot for a Micro-SD card of up to 128 gigabyte in capacity.