Huawei drew the curtains up to unveil its much talked about smartphone, the P9, at a recently held event in Delhi, India. A few months after its global launch in April in London, the company introduced the phone in India for a price of Rs 39,999. The talk point of the Huawei P9 is its dual-camera set up that also gives it an edge over its competitors in the market.
It is not just that the Huawei P9 brings dual-camera setup which sets it apart its competitors, but the fact the camera is powered by Leica lens that adds to its camera prowess. Leica need no introduction in the camera business, for it has been known worldwide for its premium camera lens and technology.
Taking a quick recap of the specs of the Huawei P9, the phone comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution, and Kirin 955 SoC with octa-core clocked at 2.5GHz with 64-bit ARM-based processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is powered by a 3000mAh battery and has a microSD card slot and a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
Speaking of its camera in detail, the Huawei P9 series of smartphone adorns 12MP dual-camera arrangement, which employs Leica SUMMARIT lenses & 1.25-micron pixels promising the users with amazing image quality in low light conditions.
It uses depth of field with selective focus technology to give users best of photography results. The phone is also capable of capturing images with Bokeh effect, just like professional DSLR camera.
If this is not enough, one of the phone's sensors is meant to give you the best monochrome shots, resulting in extraordinary black and white images. If you think this is it, well, wait! There is much more to the camera of the phone.
Here we clicked a few photos with the Huawei P9 to check how well it performs to meet consumer's expectations:
The photo shows that the phone excels in low light photography. Despite ambient lighting conditions, the photo has details and does not lose the scenic essence.
The phone captures long shots, covering wider frame. The photo is sharp and has good colours.
Close up shots:
The phone captures close up shots brilliantly, giving you DSLR like colours and image quality.
In this image, you can see details of the subject very clearly. Besides good colour reproduction, the camera is also good at maintaining sharpness while capturing macro shots.
Black and White shots:
Thanks to the Huawei P9's special capabilities for capturing monochrome shots, you will get the best black and white photos using the phone.
Monochrome shot in low light:
You can see how well the camera has captured a black and white shot, even in dim lighting condition.
Depth of Field:
The dual-camera set up on the phone comes with two sensors, out of which one measures depth of field. It lets user selectively refocus on any focus point, without losing the image quality.
The best part about the Huawei P9's camera is that it lets you play with the focus point, by allowing you to refocus. It also results in great photos with Bokeh effect, which is usually clicked using high profile DSLRs.
Great colours reproduction:
The P9's camera knows the colours and captures them well. It gives good reds, greens, grays, browns and other colours, to make the picture a realistic effect.
A perfect selfie:
The phone works wonder for the selfie enthusiasts. It results in brilliant selfie shots, covering a wide frame. The 8MP selfie shooter clicks sharp photos, without losing colours.