Huawei Nepal launched its new 2016 flagship smartphone in Nepal with a grand celebration at the City Center building. Huawei P9 is a fascinating smartphone with the very first and unique hardware element. It actually consists of two very powerful 12 MP cameras and the main processor is dedicated to processing photography. Huawei P9 is a flagship phone with powerful hardware and interesting camera features. So in this article, we are sharing price, specs, hardware details, actual impressions, and initial reviews from the launch event.
We attended the launch event of the Huawei P9 in Kathmandu with other media companies. Many famous artists like Sugam Pokhrel, Yama Buddha, Cartoon Crewz, and Dayahang Rai were present at the launch program. Some of the artists provided entertainment by giving artistic performances to the audience in the mall. Chinese officials of the company demonstrated the company’s growth in the international market and introduced the new phone. The Huawei P9 price in Nepal is Rs 59,999 and its other details are down below.
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Huawei P9 Specifications
- Dimension: 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm
- Weight: 144g
- Display: 5.2 Inches IPS-NEO LCD Screen
- Resolution: 1080×1920
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 955 (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 and 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-Core Setes
- GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
- Memory: 3/4 GB RAM
- Storage: 32/64 GB Inbuilt, External memory card support
- Battery: 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
- Fast Charging Rate: 18W
- Back Camera: 2 Modules
- 12 Megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture (Wide, PDAF, Laser AF)
- 12 Megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture (Wide, B/W)
- Video: 1080p at 60, 30 fps
- Front Camera: 8 Megapixels with f/2.4 aperture
- Video: 1080p at 30 fps
- OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (EMUI)
- Sensors: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity
Design and Build
Huawei P9 has flagship-level features and aesthetics. The design is natural and usual to other Huawei devices. The whole body of the smartphone has a metallic construction but the front has plastic. Metal finish gives a luxury feeling and strength. On the front side, there is a screen, Huawei logo, earpiece, camera, and sensors. Then at the back, there is a new and fast 3D fingerprint scanner located below the camera unit. It is a very sensible place and helps to scan the index finger very easily for fast and tight security. The Huawei P9 has two cameras which is very special and these are placed at the top bank on the backside. There is also a dual-LED flash just at the center part of the top side on the back.
Internal Hardware: Processor, RAM, Storage, Battery
The Huawei P9 is powered by a new HiSilicon Krin 955 chipset with an octa-core processor. The processor is a combination of two quad-core processors where one set is clocked at 2.5 GHz and the next at 1.8 GHz. There are two versions in the international market according to RAM and storage options. Nepal is getting the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage version. However other markets including China are getting 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage versions. Huawei P9 also supports a micro SD card for expanding storage so there is a good provision for space. In regards to the battery, the new P9 has a 3000 mAh battery that can give a good full-day performance. There is also 18W fast charge support for filling the battery in short amount of time.
Camera and Display
The Huawei P9 has a 5.2” IPS-NEO LCD screen with 1080p full HD resolution and 423 PPI pixel density. On top of the screen, there is Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. The front side also hosts an 8 MP camera that can take 1080p videos.
Huawei P9 is one of the most interesting gadgets in the tech community at the moment. This is due to the presence of a very powerful camera combination. There are two 12 Megapixel cameras with f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone flash at the back. The first main 12 MP camera is a normal sensor with color, PDAF, and laser autofocus. On the other hand, the next 12 MP camera is B/W or monochrome sensor for taking depth information. This camera set at the back takes 1920×1080 videos at 30/60 fps.
The smartphone has special optics or lenses developed in partnership with a German company which is Leica. There were many sample pictures on display at launch which were taken by professional photographers using Huawei P9. The photos showed that the focus and depth of field are amazing because the company developed special processing hardware on the inside.
The shutter speed of the camera is fast and good even in low light. Images come out sharp, vibrant, and clean. The camera of P9 can also be used in Pro mode with aperture control and many more options. The camera provides brilliant photography opportunities which is possible due to Hybrid Focus technology and RAW file support. The major attraction of the Huawei P9 is the camera and because of all other specs, it’s a full package.
Summary and Conclusion
Huawei P9 comes with all the cool features of connectivity like WiFi Direct, WiFi AC, 4G, USB Type C connector, and fast charging facility. Huawei P9 provides all the latest features at a great price. It has a powerful fast processor, sufficient RAM, enough storage, beautiful design, lightning-fast charge time, and a really powerful camera set.
The P9 is a fast and responsive phone with a lot of power to offer. There is everything a regular user or enthusiast could ask. The only disappointment is the lack of 4K UHD video recording support. Overall speaking, the camera of the Huawei P9 takes better low light pictures, monochrome and macro shots with good details, and has a satisfying performance. It is a good package just as a flagship should be.