Huawei P9 will include premium camera components by Leica

The proficiency of a smartphone's camera is generally considered as one of the most important aspects. With Huawei's P9 flagship on the brink of its long-awaited announcement, the company has confirmed input from Leica in development of the device's point-and-shoot experience. Just how Leica has influenced the photographic performance of the P9, which is expected to sport a dual 12-megapixel rear camera configuration, we'll have to wait and see. Needless to say, we fully expect the device to churn out some impressive snaps and videos. 

German firm Leica requires very little introduction. A company with well over 150 years' experience in its field, the partnership with Huawei should be a winner for wannabe photographers planning to snag the P9. You only have to look at what Carl Zeiss -- incidentally another 150+ year-old German company -- has done for the Nokia range to establish what this new collaboration could mean for Huawei. Even though the Windows Phone platform struggled, the camera performance of Nokia's devices rarely faltered, and if Leica's expertise can replicate Carl Zeiss' effect but for Huawei, the Chinese firm will have a great advantage over its peers. 

Though Huawei deputy chairman Guo Ping has confirmed Leica's input, we'll have to wait to find out precisely what his firm's new partner has done for the P9:

HTC has already thrown down the gauntlet in this category, having promised 'world-class' cameras with its upcoming flagship. But we can't help but feel a little more excited for what Huawei's snapper has in store, particularly given the presence of Leica. 

Hopefully, we shan't have to wait too long to learn of the specifics, considering that a special event is slated for next Wednesday, April 6th. We'll have the details of the launch covered here at phoneArena, so stay tuned!

source: NDTV via Android Authority

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1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Leica is damn expensive, I wonder how is the branding going to affect the price of the phone?

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

at least it's gonna be more worthy than that 300 dollar iPhone 6S slash Pancake Lol

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, the sensor or hardware component can be the best but without proper software optimization the result will be dud!! And i hope for Huawei that this is not the case.

6. fanboyismfanboy

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Not a camera expert, but how much could third-party apps like Camera+ compensate for the lack of optimization? Or is the firmware processing of images unassailable?

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

not 3rd party tough.. kinda like how sony's phone have bad camera result, even if they use same sensor with V10, or nexus 6P

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well using camera FV-5 app in replacement of the stock one my old Z1 can easily be as good as the S7 or G5 in daylight. Low light well thats where the sensor limitation cannot be overcome by software alone..

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Huawei always have a bad camera... Mate 8 is the best example... Even with Leica's help, I have very low expectation from huawei

12. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Coming from the P8 and using s7 now, Huawei has amazing camera software. Only the mate 8 had focus issues in the first update. Have to admit, I could take much prettier night shots with my p8 than this s7.

14. Dre1300

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

I respect you less now that you got that Galaxy S6.5 phone, should have waited for this!

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Hehe I never owned a Galaxy as a daily driver because of lagwiz etc. But the S7 looked like the perfect phone for me (waterproof, sdcard, nice camera, compact size). P8 was way too bulky.

4. fanboyismfanboy

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Hopefully it will be successful, bring further collaboration between Android OEMs and established photography giants, and even bring better camera quality to the high-mid mid-range phones

5. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

The partnership between Huawei and Leica was a strategic move . Leica has lost a lot of market share to Japanese brands . As they are hugely expensive . Now a days most avarage people use Phones to take photos . So, Leica use the partnership to gain some profits and share . And to Huawei This partnership will add some exclusive label to their products . Hope both do success.

7. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

At least we've something to wait for the coming week.

8. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Whichever angle we look at this deal, I feel it's the right move. Match with the best in business and learn.

13. Dre1300

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Omg,omg,omg,omg!!! So gonna get this phone but it better come in black or black and gray.

16. MSi_GS70 unregistered

huawei is awesome

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