The Huawei P9 Plus is the (slightly) larger version of the Huawei P9 smartphone with the same capabilities and dual-lens camera. Its main difference is its larger display and battery, as well as a faster front camera lens. We recently came across the Huawei P9 Plus smartphone, and had some hands-on time with it. Hope you enjoy our quick coverage!
Note : This is a Chinese-spec model, which features a hybrid SIM card slot – you can opt to use a second SIM card, or use a microSD card instead. Otherwise, all other specifications remain the same.
Our Huawei P9 Plus Sneak Peek
In our Huawei P9 Plus Sneak Peek video, we will give you a quick rundown of its key features. Hope you enjoy it!
Huawei P9 Plus Specifications
|Specifications||Huawei P9 Plus (Dual SIM version)||Huawei P9 Plus (Single SIM version)|
|Display||5.5" AMOLED full HD display (1080 x 1920)|
|Operating System||Google Android 6.0 with Huawei EMUI 4.1|
|System Platform||HiSilicon Kirin 955|
|Processor||4 x ARM Cortex-A72 (2.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
|Graphics Processor||ARM Mali-T880 MP4|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB storage)
|Front Camera||8 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens|
|Rear Camera||Two 12 MP BSI CMOS sensors with Leica Summarit f/2.2 lens and dual-tone flash|
|Network||4G : FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE
3G : UMTS, TD-SCDMA
2G : GSM
|Dual SIM Support||Dual SIM, Dual Standby||No|
|Connectivity||WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct
Bluetooth : 4.2, with BLE support
USB 3.1 Type C
|IrDA||Yes, supports Smart Controller|
|Press Touch Technology||Yes|
|GPS Support||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Gravity, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, Proximity and Hall Effect|
|Battery||3,400 mAh lithium-polymer battery|
|Size||75.3 mm wide x 152.3 mm tall x 6.98 mm thick|
|Available Colours||Haze Gold||Quartz Grey / Ceramic White|
Some Sneak Peek Photos
Here are some photos we took of the Huawei P9 Plus smartphone. Unlike the Huawei P9, this model sports a front 8 MP camera with faster f/1.9 lens (instead of f/2.4). It shares the same Leica dual-lens camera as well as the fingerprint sensor at the back.
The only physical buttons are on the right side – a orange-rimmed Power button, and the Volume control. On the left side, you will find the SIM-microSD card slot. This unit is a hybrid dual SIM model which supports a second SIM card or a microSD card, but not both at the same time.
Fortunately, Huawei used the latest Type C USB 3.1 port. The Type C port is not only bidirectional, it also allows for much faster transfers.