Huawei P9 to launch on Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile in July
Huawei has managed for the first time to score a space with all major Australian carriers for the launch of their flagship Huawei P9, expected early July.
The result of a collaboration with Leica, the Huawei P9 boasts a 12MP dual cameras comprised of two separate colour RGB and monochrome BW sensors with laser autofocus, which makes it one of its highlight features, and one that’s sure to draw some major pull amongst those interested in photography. It also packs a 5.2-inch IPS display, punching out 423 pixels per inch, as well as an 8MP camera up front and always-on touch fingerprint reader on the back.
As far as internals go, Huawei P9 is powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 955 chipset, which the OEM claims offers 100-percent greater CPU performance and 125-percent stronger 3D graphics than the Huawei P8 of last year. A decent 3000mAh offering of non-removable battery is managed in the P9’s relatively compact frame, measuring 145 x 70.9 x 7 millimetres and weighing just 144 grams, despite a premium aluminium unibody build. There’s microSD support, up to 256GB, and Marshmallow 6.0 runs out of the box, albeit with Huawei’s latest EmotionUI 4.1 on top.
Worth noting however is Australia will only gain access to the Titanium Grey 32GB model with 3GB RAM — instead of the 64GB with 4GB RAM — when it’s made available through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Virgin Mobile, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Leica Boutique and Digi Direct from 5th July 2016.
Huawei P9 will attract an outright price of AUD$799, while pricing on carriers will be made known closer to its actual launch.