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Spec-wise, we’re looking at a device with a full HD 5.2-inch display, powered by a Kirin 955 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Although there is a 4GB/64GB storage model. It has a 3000mAh battery and rapid charging support, and Huawei claims I’ll get through a day’s use without even trying. There is a dual camera 12MP setup built-in conjunction with LEICA, and features a dual LED flash and laser autofocus, and has both a true monochrome sensor and an RGB/Color sensor.

Huawei P9 Stories December 1, 2016

Huawei reportedly updating six devices to Android Nougat/EMUI 5.0 in Q1 2017

Huawei hasn’t always been the best when it comes to software, both in terms of its skin and reliability of system updates. However, along with a massive overhaul to its UI on the Mate 9, the company appears to be pushing Android Nougat to a few of its devices just a bit quicker than usual.

Huawei P9 Stories November 11, 2016

Huawei has sold 9 million Huawei P9 smartphones in just 8 months

Huawei just launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Mate 9. As impressive as it is, the Huawei P9 from earlier this year is still an awesome option, and its popularity speaks for itself. Since launch, 9 million Huawei P9 units have been sold.

Huawei P9 Stories September 3, 2016

Huawei’s P9 now comes in dark red or blue, and both are absolutely gorgeous

In the midst of announcing a new lineup of Android smartphones, a new tablet, and more at IFA 2016, Huawei also quietly added two new color options for the Huawei P9. These new colors, simply referred to as blue and red, give the devices a unique look and yeah, it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Huawei P9 Stories July 28, 2016

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Ahead of the public release for Android 7.0 Nougat, Huawei has already prepped a beta build for the Huawei P9 which includes the latest version of Android. It’s great to see the company getting an early jump on its software updates, but the big news here is the update to EMUI 5.0 which makes things look just a bit better.

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Huawei P9 Stories July 5, 2016

The best Android phones you can buy [July 2016]

It’s already July, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. We had the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and others around the time of Mobile World Congress, and last month saw the new OnePlus 3 and Moto Z. But which ones are the best buys?…

Huawei P9 Stories July 4, 2016

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Update: Shortly after publishing this article Huawei provided us with this statement:

It has recently been highlighted that an image posted to our social channels was not shot on the Huawei P9. The photo, which was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9  advert, was shared to inspire our community. We recognise though that we should have been clearer with the captions for this image. It was never our intention to mislead. We apologise for this and we have removed the image.


The cameras on our smartphones just continue to get better and better with improved sensors, powerful software, and impressive low light capability. But there are certain things they just can’t do.

With its P9, Huawei implemented an advanced dual-camera system to improve quality of the shots you take, and while they can be certainly impressive, as noted in our full review, Huawei’s marketing department might think just a bit too highly of this camera…

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Huawei P9 Stories June 7, 2016

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The summer is here, and that means we’ve seen a lot of new Android smartphones announced in the first half of this year. Starting off the year was the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, of course followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as the LG G5 in February at Mobile World Congress. But which ones are the best buys? Keep reading to find out…

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Huawei P9 Stories June 3, 2016

Huawei Samsung AppleHuawei‘s ambition are not small. At the Wall Street Journal and f.ounders-held Converge technology conference in Hong Kong, Huawei director Richard Yu — who heads the company’s consumer electronic business — made it clear that the firm’s short term plan is more than aggressive

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Huawei P9 Stories June 2, 2016

note-5-top-feat-00_01_10_16-still156Among the common trends that seem to be picking up in mobile photography, we can certainly include the adoption of dual cameras: brands like LG and Huawei — with the G5 and P9 respectively — have in fact already brought dual-camera equipped, high-end terminals to the mainstream market.

Now, following numerous reports of Apple allegedly looking forward to entering the game, Samsung seems willing to join the part as well (via Pocket-Lint)…

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Huawei P9 Stories May 6, 2016

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With a dual-camera system that takes good pictures, the Huawei P9 is an excellent hardware showing from the company. As usual, iFixit has a teardown of Huawei’s flagship and reveals an easily repairable device with modular components and easy access to the battery.

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Huawei P9 Stories May 3, 2016

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We’re nearing the end of the first half of 2016, and that means a lot of new Android smartphones have been announced. Starting off the year was the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, of course followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as the LG G5 in February at Mobile World Congress. But which ones are the best buys? Keep reading to find out…

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Huawei P9 Stories April 27, 2016

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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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Huawei P9 Stories April 18, 2016

Unreleased 5.2-inch Huawei P9 Lite with full HD screen shows up on European retailer site, priced at $305

Just under two weeks ago, we attended Huawei’s launch event for the P9 and P9 Plus. Unusually, the company didn’t use the event to show off the entire P9 range which will eventually make it to market this year. While we’re fairly certain there will be a ‘Lite’ version of the P9 (and maybe a Max too), Huawei kept quiet on those. Fortunately, it seems retailers are planning for their arrival anyway. Romanian retail site, Cel.ro had the P9 Lite listed in three different colors and priced at 1209 Romanian Leu, or around $305.

Huawei P9 Stories April 15, 2016

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Huawei has today introduced a VR headset for its flagship smartphones (via Weibo). And, as you can tell, it looks a lot like Samsung’s Gear VR headset. This comes hot on the heels of the Chinese company’s introduction of its latest P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, and you might guess, this headset is fully compatible with them. It also works with Huawei’s previously-launched Mate 8…

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2015 was an incredible year for Huawei. No Chinese OEM made as big a dent on the western smartphone market as the Nexus 6P makers did. There’s no denying that it released some fantastic hardware last year, including one of the best Android Wear smartwatches. The year culminated in the launch of the first Chinese-made Nexus phone. With all that success, there’s a lot riding on this year and, arguably, its first flagship of 2016: The P9.

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Huawei P9 Stories April 7, 2016

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Yesterday, we brought you hands-on coverage of Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone from the launch event in London. Lighting wasn’t fantastic, but our initial thoughts were general positive towards the Chinese manufacturer’s latest high-end, elegant, glass and metal device. Now, we have the retail packaging, and couldn’t resist shooting an unboxing.

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Huawei P9 Stories April 6, 2016

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Earlier today, we were in London to witness the launch of Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone series. The P9 and P9 Plus were shown off, and on first impressions look like they could pack a serious punch in the smartphone market.

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Huawei today announced two new flagship smartphones for several countries outside the US, namely the P9 and P9 Plus. The two phones, while obviously pulling a lot design-wise from Huawei’s previous Nexus 6P, are definitely attractive offerings from the up-and-coming Chinese manufacturer. And with it comes a definitely flagship-level spec sheet including 64-bit Kirin processors, a powerful set of cameras (including a Leica dual-camera set up), and a respectable price point.

Read on for the complete rundown on the phones’ specifications, and don’t forget to let us know which of the two phones you would prefer in the poll below…

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Huawei has officially announced its next flagship smartphones today at a press event in London as expected. We were on hand to get a first look at the device, which boasts some pretty impressive specs and new custom Leica-designed camera system. Here’s the rundown…

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Huawei P9 Stories April 5, 2016

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On the eve of the P9 event in London, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Huawei plans to launch a flagship phone in the US later this year. Entering the US market is a part of its broader plan to compete in the premium phone market and shed its image of making low-end devices.

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Huawei P9 Stories April 4, 2016

Leica branding spotted on latest leak of Huawei’s upcoming dual-camera P9

It looks like the first results of Huawei and Leica’s long-term partnership will be introduced in the P9 flagship. While the smartphone has been heavily leaked in the past, a new image from the notorious Evleaks reveals Leica markings in the camera visor…

Huawei P9 Stories March 28, 2016

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Huawei’s upcoming P9 flagship has pretty much been completely revealed at this point, but ten or so more leaked images of the phone in the flesh can’t hurt, right? The phone, set to be announced early next month in London, will see the addition of a dual-camera set up, a new fingerprint sensor on the back, and of course upgraded specs compared to the P8…

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Huawei P9 Stories March 21, 2016

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Besides the flagship P9, Huawei is also expected to release a smaller P9 Lite and phablet P9 Max at its April 6 event in London. Today, renders of the P9 Lite purportedly show off the device for the first time and several new images have surfaced of the P9 being used in the wild…

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Huawei P9 Stories March 16, 2016

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Huawei’s next flagship smartphone will be the P9, and if rumors and leaks are anything to go by, we’re expecting a phone which looks very similar to the P8 released last year. With that said, there will undoubtedly be some differences shown off when the device gets unveiled to the media at a London event on April 6th. Now, the family of P9-series phones has shown up on Oppomart, an online store which specializes in importing Chinese smartphones to the US.

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Huawei P9 Stories March 9, 2016

Huawei sends out invites for P9 launch event, April 6th date confirmed for London announcement

Following recent rumors and leaks suggesting Huawei will announced its next smartphone in April, the company today sent out invitations to an event taking place in London on April 6th. Although the exact time hasn’t been confirmed yet, Huawei will hold a press event at some point in the afternoon of that day. We’re expecting the Chinese smartphone maker to announce the P9 during the event, alongside the rest of its family.

Huawei P9 Stories March 8, 2016

Leak suggests Huawei P9 launch event will take place on April 6

Following a recent rumor that Huawei would launch the P9 on April 9th, an image has leaked out suggesting that the smartphone will make its first public appearance in London on April 6th. That’s three days earlier than Evan Blass suggested it would be, but still very much in line with the launch timeframe of last year’s Huawei P8.

Huawei P9 Stories March 6, 2016

Huawei P9 release date seemingly scheduled for April 9

During the past week, several new details have emerged pertaining to the design and specifications of Huawei’s next big smartphone announcement. We’ve seen the device from virtually every angle, and read through a list of specifications we’re expecting to see in the Huawei P9. Earlier today, reliable leaker Evan Blass tweeted out a possible scheduled release date.

Huawei P9 Stories March 1, 2016

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Following on from the recent leak seemingly showing the Huawei P9 prototype encased in an identity-protecting plastic shell, the upcoming flagship smartphone has appeared again. This time, the smartphone is completely uncovered, showing a device which takes some of the design influences of last year, and adds some of today’s most high end features…

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Huawei P9 Stories February 29, 2016

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Unlike last year, Huawei’s presence at MWC in 2016 was slightly muted. At least it was for the Android fans among us. The company launched a 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop crossover and nothing Android or Chrome-based. But there’s good reason for the Chinese manufacturer’s lack of Google-powered products. If rumors are to be believed, Huawei is preparing to launch its next P-series smartphones at some point in the near future.

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Huawei P9 Stories January 19, 2016

Report: Huawei’s plans for 2016 include four P9 smartphone variants, one with unique dual-camera

Huawei went from being relatively unknown to being one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world over the course of 2015. This was thanks to a strong portfolio of devices, ranging from low to high end in prices and performance.

While the Honor sub-brand sold like hotcakes in Europe, it was the P8 which really opened our eyes to how well this company could make smartphones. Writing for VentureBeat, well-known leaker Evan Blass claims the follow-up could come in four variants

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