Instead of announcing a “Lite” version of its new smartphone like they did on previous iterations, Huawei is taking on a different approach this time around by introducing the Huawei P9 Plus.
As it name implies, the P9 Plus is the bigger and more bad-ass sibling of the Huawei P9 that was launched alongside it.
For the most part, the Huawei P9 Plus has a lot in common with its smaller brother. These include the well-designed aluminum body, top-of-the-line Kirin 955 octa-core processor, and the groundbreaking Leica-certified dual-camera setup at the back which comprises of an RGB shooter and a secondary monochrome camera.
What separates the two models is the addition of IR blaster on the Huawei P9 Plus, as well as the bigger 5.5-inch AMOLED display panel that has Press Touch technology, and a beefier battery pack that is rated at 3,400mAh.
Huawei P9 Plus specs:
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Processor||2.5GHz HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa-core processor|
|Display||5.5 inch IPS-NEO LCD screen with Press Touch, 1080 x 1920 | Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Storage||Expandable 64GB on-board storage|
|Camera||2x 12-megapixel rear camera with phase-detect AF and dual-LED flash + 8-megapixel front camera|
|SIM||Optional Dual-SIM, 4G/LTE|
|Dimensions||152.3 x 75.3 x 7 mm|
|Others||Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE with A2DP, IR Blaster, and NFC|
|Color||Ceramic White, Haze Gold, and Quartz Grey|
Similar to the P9, the new Huawei P9 Plus is expected to ship starting on April 16. Once it becomes available, it will be retailed for €749.