China #3 Huawei just released the Huawei P9 in India. The photography-centric dual-rear camera phone comes with a price tag of 39,999 INR or $600.
The Huawei P9 comes with camera tech from German camera-maker Leica, and features the company’s flagship Kirin 955 processor. The version launched in India comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, along with a microSD slot that works with up to 128GB cards.
Up front the phone is a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p display (with on-screen buttons), while a 3000mAh battery keeps the show running.
It’s the dual 12 mega-pixel cameras on the rear of the phone that make for the USP of the device. Huawei made quite a big deal out of it (and perhaps, rightly so) with Bollywood biggies Boman Irani and Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen taking stage.
While we didn’t get a chance to use the phone for long enough, we were definitely impressed with how the pictures from the P9 camera turned out to be… especially in monochrome mode.
A unit of the Huawei P9 is currently being tested at the GizChina office while we write this. You can have a look at the first impressions article here. A review will be up in the coming days.
Those in India can get one via Flipkart starting today.
Alongside the P9, Huawei also announced a couple other products for the Indian market, namely the Huawei Watch and the MateBook. While the company didn’t reveal the pricing for the MateBook, they did announce that the Huawei Watch would go on sale for 22,999 INR.
Besides, Huawei’s Peter Zhai also revealed plans for manufacturing phones in India. “Now we already have licences for manufacturing in place. In short term we will announce our local manufacturing plan…in one month,” he said.