Yes, you have guessed it: the Huawei P9 Plus is an upgraded variant of Huawei’s new P9 smartphone. It is a camera focused device like the regular variant, offering dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. However, the handset boasts a bigger, better display and a more powerful battery.
Design and Display
The Huawei P9 Plus retains the attractive, premium aluminium unibody design of the smaller variant.
In spite of being bigger, however, the Huawei P9 Plus is just 0.03mm thicker at 6.98 millimetres. It will be available in gold, white and grey colour variants.
The smartphone crams in a huge 5.5-inch diagonal display which uses Super AMOLED technology.
The touchscreen has similar Full HD (1080p) resolution, but the display technology promises richer colours.
In addition, Huawei P9 Plus supports Press Touch technology, a pressure-sensitive system that compares to Force Touch on some rival flagship devices.
Buyers will get the same awesome dual 12-megapixel rear cameras seen on the Huawei P9 here as well.
The shooters, co-engineered with German camera manufacturer Leica, are accompanied by an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper.
Optical image stabilisation (OIS) and laser autofocus are also available to enable awesome image capturing.
One thing that has changed between these phones is that the selfie camera in the Huawei P9 Plus also offers laser autofocus.
Hardware and Software
The Huawei P9 Plus is also driven by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 955 SoC, featuring four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and four Cortex-A53s at 1.8 GHz.
This robust CPU holds superb power for solid performance, especially when you consider the 4 GB of RAM on offer.
A Mali-T880 MP4 GPU chews through graphics. The Huawei P9 Plus phablet offers abundant 64 GB of onboard storage and there is talk of a 128GB model being available in its home market. It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with EMUI 4.1.
There is a microSD card slot for expanding storage by up to 128 GB – a hybrid (SIM/microSD) slot will be available instead in some markets.
Power is supplied by a bigger 3,400mAh battery, which is understandable considering the quality of the huge screen.
Huawei P9 Plus features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an Infrared (IR) blaster, and USB Type-C port.
Pricing and Availability
Huawei P9 Plus is available in Nigeria, though it seems not to be from an official channel. You can buy the smartphone at some online stores in the country. Huawei P9 Plus Price in Nigeria ranges from 330,000 to 380,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.
Huawei P9 Plus Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei P9 Plus:
- Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A72 Quad-core 2.5GHz, ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.8GHz (Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 955)
- GPU: Arm Mali-T880 MP4
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Gray, White
- Dimension: 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
- Weight: 162 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus,Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, Leica camera, Laser autofocus
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: Li-Polymer 3400 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –