NAIROBI, Kenya, June 7 – Huawei has unveiled the P9, the latest addition to its smartphone family into the Kenyan market.
The smartphone targeting photography lovers is co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG, the leading camera producer and can be equated to the ‘Rolls Royce’ of cameras.
The P9 comes with dual-camera technology, which means users can effectively refocus the picture after it is taken. The lenses work in harmony to create a composite 12MP image either in full colour or black and white with sharper contrast and better depth of field than more traditional lenses.
“The Huawei P9 is the first smartphone with an intelligent camera and promises users a unique experience with features such as a hybrid focusing system that allows you to capture those precious fleeting moments in your life,” said Freddie Zhangxiaolong, Vice Country Director, Huawei Kenya
Zhangxiaolong said the smartphone is already retailing in Safaricom shops and other retail outlets in Nairobi at Shs54,999.
According to Huawei, smartphone photography is becoming more popular with over 90 percent of smartphone users using their phones to take pictures.
“When you look at the recent studies done globally, the quality of a smartphone’s camera is the third most important consideration for phone buyers, trailing only 4G/LTE capability and reliability/durability. Smartphone photography is even more popular than internet browsing, emailing, app downloading, and gaming,” said Zhangxiaolong.
The Huawei P9 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display and will come in six shades; dark grey, silver, gold and haze gold and white. It also boasts of a 64-bit processor, feature a biometric fingerprint scanner on the back and is manufactured from aluminium.