Huawei went into great detail about its much-anticipated P9 flagship when it was announced earlier this month, but it seems there was one little thing they left out. Like the P8 and Mate S before it, the P9 is launching with P2i’s liquid repellent nanotechnology…

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Obviously, the point of coating the device with this nanotechnology is to prevent the phone from being damaged by everyday liquid hazards. While most phones are offering better and better protection from water (even if they aren’t IP certified), this nanotechnology should make sure at the very least that a quick drop in a puddle is going to do minimal damage (if any at all). Officially, the coating is said to protect from “accidental splashes and spills”.

Gary Huang, Chief Commercial Officer at P2i, said:

“We are excited to work with Huawei on yet another device, providing our world class nano coating to protect their smartphones from liquid exposure, increasing the P9’s reliability and durability. We have coated Huawei’s flagship devices, the P8 and Mate S with our innovative liquid repellent technology and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.”

The P9 has a 5.2-inch full HD LCD display, an 8MP selfie camera, and the main event on the back — a dual camera system built in partnership with Leica. There’s also an octa-core Kirin 955 processor, either 3GB or 4GB RAM (depending on whether you go for the exapandable 32GB or 64GB storage option). The P9 also has a 3000mAh battery with “Rapid Charging” support through USB Type-C. For a full rundown, see our P9 vs. P9 Plus specs comparison.

Se sure to check out our full review of the phone, where we said that it’s a beautiful, powerful piece of hardware with imperfect software.

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