Huawei says that it has sold 9 million units of the P9 worldwide
posted by Alan F. / Nov 10, 2016, 12:14 PM
The 12MP dual-camera setup on the back uses Leica optics, and the phone is powered by the home grown Kirin 955 chipset. This contains an octa-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage (25MB available to end users). A 5.2-inch LCD screen is included, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on. A fingerprint scanner is found on the back. The P9 line also includes the 5.5-inch Huawei P9 Plus, and the Huawei P9 lite with only one rear-facing camera.
During the first half of the year, the manufacturer sold approximately 57.3 million units. That makes Huawei the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple. The firm's next big hit could be the Huawei Mate 9, which will reportedly be made official on November 14th.
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Superb phone for the 350 GBP in UK. 3 years warranty is amazing value for the price. Here in Europe there is hardly any other phone for the price that can beat it. I am not taking into account OEM's from China because they support is limited and in most cases they don't have infrastructure here in UK so the Europe.
posted on Nov 10, 2016, 1:03 PM 2
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but. ....huawei is from china....
posted on Nov 10, 2016, 1:24 PM 3
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Yes, a very different approach, "million's" spent on misleading advertising to market their phones so you the consumer can pay for it instead of real flagship hardware. I feel sorry for the people that opted for the Leica lenses that don't even know they're Chinese lenses and the only thing Leica does is provide some advisement on filters and legal branding..
posted on Nov 11, 2016, 5:45 AM 0
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I have stated same thing and still say that Leica is by most part marketing move hardly any more than that. At this point it doesn't matter who and how produces them if those lenses can compete and OEM can provide decent post purchase service, decent software maintenance then I am all in. Huawei did incredible things in smartphone market. last 4 years was stunning leap for them. At this point I don't know what my next phone will be , probably G Pixel but people better watch out Huawei will be and becoming next big thing.
posted on Nov 11, 2016, 6:23 AM 0
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For a company which has grown 50% over the last few years, Huawei could potentially be the future of Smartphones. They have great vision, and awesome development team and their latest effort Porsche Design Huawei 9 Mate is more than just a phone, it's a statement and an extension of your mobile device personality. Dare to be different punters. There's so much more out there besides Apple and Samsung :-)
posted on Nov 10, 2016, 4:47 PM 3
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the camera is the main selling point... that's what differentiates them from other Chinese company among other things... Nokia really knows the importance of smartphone camera back in the days... unfortunately some other things didn't work for them
posted on Nov 10, 2016, 8:18 PM 1
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"...The 12MP dual-camera setup on the back uses Leica optics...." No it doesn't! There was a scandal when these phones got released that revealed that Leica had no development on these optics, modules nor software. http://www.androidauthority.co
Sure Huawei later issued a suspicious PR-statement that Leica did actually "co-develop" the camera (yet there's no Leica branding on parts to be seen inside the aforementioned module nor it's sensor and specific details are very spare to non-existent as to WHAT Leica actually did).
posted on Nov 11, 2016, 8:28 AM 1
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