Huawei P9, P9 Plus and lite version with top Leica camera features, coming to Malaysia after May


6th from left - Henry Hsu, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei Consumer Business Group Southern Pacific Region; Silas Liew, Malaysian Fashion Designer; Glory Zhang, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Consumer Business Group; Peter Tong, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group Southern Pacific Region together with the models showcasing the P9 series

It's been a month now since the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus was unveiled to the world, the latest Huawei flagships are the results of the first collaboration between Huawei and the global iconic camera brand Leica back in February. Not only that, the P9 lite also made an appearance in Bali, Indonesia, however it lacks the dual rear Leica camera and is set as an affordable option for the series. The P9 series will be available in Malaysia after the end of May, but prices are yet to be announced and there are no plans for P9 Max for Southeast Asia.

“With more than 90% of consumers identifying cameras as key purchase factor, it is no longer about taking photos. The P9 delivers on the sophisticated needs of consumers in capturing moments and improving the lives of their loves ones,” said Luke Au, Southern Pacific Handset Product Marketing Director at Huawei.

Without further ado, below are the tech-specs and features you need to know about the P9 series:

Huawei P9


  • Kirin 955 chipset + octa-core CPU at 2.5GHz for the quad-Cortex-A72 cluster and 1.8GHz for the quad-Cortex-A53
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB storage (expandable memory available)
  • 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen panel
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras (f/2.2, dual LED flash, BSI CMOS) + 8MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
  • 3000 mAh battery






Right side, dual SIM-slot is on the left


The bottom


The bumpless cameras

With the optical design, imaging quality, image data processing, optimization, and the mechanical construction of the camera module to the graphic user interface from the collaboration between Huawei and Leica; the P9 and P9 Plus have set a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology. During the presentation, it was explained that the dual rear lens are built for “synergizing” together; one RGB sensor + one monochrome sensor combining together delivering refined and detailed images.


Luke Au's presentation on the dual Leica cameras


After combining


Aperture editing before saving the image

In Monochrome mode, the shades of black and grey are fairly distinguished from your traditional black and white filter; the user can also choose to highlight which part of the image to be colourless. But perhaps, the coolest part is even controlling the aperture to the likes of a DSLR; the depth of field can be switched between subjects after taking the picture, but not before saving the picture. Other than that, there's also an improved Professional mode in both devices.

P9 dual camera hands-on

Huawei P9 Plus


  • Kirin 955 chipset + octa-core CPU at 2.5GHz for the quad-Cortex-A72 cluster and 1.8GHz for the quad-Cortex-A53
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable memory available)
  • 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras (f/2.2, dual LED flash, BSI CMOS) + 8MP front shooter
  • Infrared universal remote control, Fingerprint sensor, Press Touch, Dual-IC Rapid Charge, Dual-SIM slots, dual front surround sound speakers
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
  • 3400 mAh battery


The 5.5-inch display


As big as my hand


Side ways measuring 6.98mm


The bottom same with the P9


The features

The P9 Plus shares the exact same functionality of the P9's camera features, and has five added “Plus” which are the Display Plus, Sound Plus, Power Plus, Selfie Plus and Touch Plus (like Apple's 3D Touch). The Sound Plus is an interesting one because it produces surround sound when it's on horizontal mode, and has Hi-Fidelity sound technology. What's more, the Dual IC Rapid Charging can give 6 hours of talking time just after 10 minutes charging.


The Surround Sound in horizontal mode


The Dual IC Rapid Charging


Huawei P9 lite


  • Kirin 650 quad-core 2.0GHz + quad-core 1.7GHz, 64-bit
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage (expandable memory up to 128GB)
  • 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display
  • 13MP camera (LED flash) + 8MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor, Enhanced Audio
  • Supports 4G LTE, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C connectivity
  • Android 6 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
  • 3000 mAh battery


P9 lite looks similar to the P9, same goes to the back


Side ways


Bottom is different, the 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top

Lastly, there's nothing much to say about P9 lite version except that has no Monochrome mode, but despite it being a lite version the specifications are still impressive and should cost lower than both the P9 and P9 Plus.


P9 lite camera hands-on


That's all from Huawei's event in Bali, Indonesia today. Stay tuned for the P9 series Malaysia pricing soon after end of May at!