Huawei P9 seems to be doing really well worldwide as the photography centric smartphone with dual-camera setup built in collaboration with Leica, has just been reported to have crossed 9 million sales globally.
Huawei previously reported 6 million milestone in early September and now 7 months after the launch of Huawei P9, it has surpassed 9 million sales worldwide. We have done an extensive review of the most fabulous smartphone Huawei has ever made till date – read Huawei P9 review.
This sales numbers has also helped Huawei maintain its position as at no. 3 as it was in quarter three of 2016 having 8.3% market share. However the recently announced Mate 9 is company’s upcoming flagship smartphone to hit markets starting later this month or earlier in December.
The Huawei P9 has also been awarded by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) as European Consumer Smartphone 2016-2017.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) November 10, 2016
A little about Huawei P9
Huawei P9, having another big variant P9 Plus, was first work of a collaboration of the Chinese phone maker with the Leica – a German camera maker. Most prominent feature of the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus is of course the dual-camera, the two 12MP camera modules, one of them is the RGB camera that captures color while the other one is the monochrome unit that takes black & white shot to produce more image detail in the final shot. Both of the units, in combined effort, deliver more detail, depth and color even in low-light conditions.
Both the cameras feature Leica lenses having f/2.2 aperture with the field of view equivalent to 27mm. Deploying on Huawei’s Hybrid Focus technology, the autofocus in P9 relies on laser, contrast and depth of field. There is also dual-LED along side the dual-camera lenses to help in dark conditions. What we miss here is the optical image stabilization (OIS).
Huawei P9 comes with a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 px serving at 422PPI. The display is covered with the 2.5D curved glass.
It’s powered by home-built Kirin 955 SoC, an improved versionof Kirin 950 that powered Mate 8, The Kirin 955 contains Octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A72 clocked at 2.5Ghz and 4x Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.8GHz.