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Huawei outs P9 Plus, a revamped P9 with bigger display and battery

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.

Huawei P9 Plus

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:

OSAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor2.5GHz HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa-core processor
Display5.5 inch IPS-NEO LCD screen with Press Touch, 1080 x 1920 | Corning Gorilla Glass 4
StorageExpandable 64GB on-board storage
Camera2x 12-megapixel rear camera with phase-detect AF and dual-LED flash + 8-megapixel front camera
SIMOptional Dual-SIM, 4G/LTE
Dimensions152.3 x 75.3 x 7 mm
OthersFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE with A2DP, IR Blaster, and NFC
ColorCeramic 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.

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