Leica dual camera set up revealed on the Huawei P9


Huawei p9 dual camera leak

Sources in the know have released an image of the Huawei P9 and its dual camera design boasting the Leica branding.

Back in February it was announced that Huawei would be working with Leica in the future, the news came as a great surprise to many as Leica are well-regarded in the camera industry for offering some of the best lens and camera software in the business.

Rumours soon told that the dual camera design of the Huawei P9 would benefit from Leica input, and now a leaked image seems to confirm those suggestions.

huawei p9 leica

The photo shows the rear of the Huawei P9 (which we have seen in numerous leaks already) but this time with Leica decals too.

We can also see from the rear that the P9 will come in gold or silver, and we once again see areas for the laser focus and dual LED flash.

The Huawei P9 is set to launch this month in numerous guises, the top of the range version running this dual camera design, 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 display, up to 4GB RAM, and a Kirin 950 chipset. There is also a Huawei P9 Lite rumoured to come but without the dual camera design and an Huawei P9 Max too.

All phones are expected to launch at an April 6th event. Stay tuned for details.

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31 Comments

  1. VMortens
    April 2, 2016

    Andi, do you know that Firefox started reporting gizchina as a phishing site? Maybe you need to do something here?

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 2, 2016

      i thought i was the only one that was going through this

    • AdM
      April 2, 2016

      I got the same warning using Google chrome.

    • Omer
      April 2, 2016

      Chrome as well over here as of today. On all GizChina pages.

    • MaxPower
      April 2, 2016

      It’s because of the intrusive ads.

      • balcobomber25
        April 3, 2016

        Adblock + Chrome is your friend 😉

        • MaxPower
          April 3, 2016

          I wanted to unlock the bootloader because of root access mostly.
          I’m used to adaware

    • Simon
      April 3, 2016

      I had the same yesterday as well. Seems to be resolved now.

  2. balcobomber25
    April 2, 2016

    Huawei is trying it’s hardest to win me over.

    • MaxPower
      April 2, 2016

      This one is going to cost big bucks.

      • balcobomber25
        April 2, 2016

        Probably be the same price as the P8 when it launched which was around $549-649 depending on the version.

        • Simon
          April 3, 2016

          Do you think there will be a 5.2″ with Kirin 955 chip ?

          • balcobomber25
            April 3, 2016

            Most leaks say it will be 5.2 but I am not so sure because Huawei is one company that has never stuck to one size for it’s flagships. P6 was 4.7, P7 was 5.0 and P8 was 5.2. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is 5.5.

            • Simon
              April 3, 2016

              Is there much of a difference between a 5.2″ and a 5.5″ ?

              The only reason I ask is that i’m scared if I go for a 5.5″, I may never use anything smaller ?

            • balcobomber25
              April 3, 2016

              It will take you less than a day to get used to the size difference.

            • Simon
              April 3, 2016

              Even if I go back to smaller in the future ?

            • balcobomber25
              April 3, 2016

              Yea I routinely switch between a 5.5 and 5 inch phone really don’t notice the size difference that much. Only time I notice it is when I watch a video or play a game, I do tend to miss the extra screen real estate, but not enough to be a major complaint.

            • Simon
              April 3, 2016

              Ok fine, thats reassuring 🙂

            • balcobomber25
              April 3, 2016

              People are often scared of phones above 5 inches but it’s really not that hard to get used to, you’ll probably end up preferring the larger screen once you use it.

            • Simon
              April 4, 2016

              I’m sure of that, if going back and forth between a 5″ & 5.5″ is not a problem then thats fine.

    • ruudjo
      April 4, 2016

      After all the Leica news sofar, I am very interested in the camera software that the P9 will use. ie. will there be an answer for low light conditions.

  3. Zami
    April 2, 2016

    The factory version leaked earlier wasn’t a good looker .
    But its shaping to be the final one , its looking better than before.
    But the lens says f2.2 , it would have been better to see 1.8,1.9..
    Lets see how it performs .

    • ruudjo
      April 4, 2016

      Hi Zami, the information on the back states far more. Sofar the discussion on this website has always gone about the sensor. Which doesn’t say everything. Now, Leica indicates it is using a wide angle lens of 27mm, an aperture of F2.2, and the ice on the cake it is an ASPH (meaning an aspherical lens). In plain English, the lens can correct certain flaws in the image. And that’s very interesting. For the photo guy’s among us, now it is getting interesting. On the other hand this info might result in a higher price.

  4. The Special Juan
    April 2, 2016

    Look forward to some camera samples from this…given my underwhelmed feeling towards the mi5, I think it will be a toss up between this and the Meizu pro 6 to replace my mx5…. Or I might just stay with the mx5… Decisions decisions

    • Zami
      April 3, 2016

      A honor branded phone with dual camera already leaked a few days ago .

    • Simon
      April 3, 2016

      Will the Honor 8 be a replica of this but with cheaper price tag ?

  5. slartiblart
    April 3, 2016

    This is going to be great. The great phone I’ve ever owned is the honor 6 plus. Right now I have the mi4c and the s7. The honor 6 plus is amazing.

    • Simon
      April 3, 2016

      Better than Galaxy S7 ?

      • slartiblart
        April 3, 2016

        I’m my opinion, yes. Unpopular opinion as I refuse to fall for the hype of the fanboys. But, yes the honor 6 plus is still the best phone I’ve ever had. And I’ve had every phone you can name.

        • Simon Jethwa
          April 3, 2016

          Good stuff. What do you think about the Xiaomi Mi5 Pro ?