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Here Comes The Huawei Malaysia Ramadhan Treats!

Here Comes The Huawei Malaysia Ramadhan Treats!

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 MAY 2017 – Today’s the day! Huawei Malaysia celebrates the upcoming holy month of Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities by rewarding fellow Malaysians with its P9 and Mate 9 series at unbeatable prices available nationwide, and its Huawei P10 Plus now also available in Greenery and Dazzling Blue at all Huawei Experience Stores and Huawei Display Zones nationwide.

 

The Huawei Malaysia Ramadhan Offers

The Huawei P9 is the first smartphone co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG. The P9’s dual-lens camera takes smartphone photography to the next level, allowing people to capture both vivid colors and striking black and white images.

Available nationwide, the Huawei Malaysia Ramadhan Treats as follows:

Device Price
Huawei P9 RM1,799 (Save RM300)
Huawei Mate 9 RM2,499 (Save RM200)
Huawei Mate 9 Pro RM3,299 (Save RM100)

“This Ramadhan month, our fellow Muslim friends would want to stay connected and capture special moments with their families and loved ones. With the upcoming festive Hari Raya, there will also be a lot of long-distance travel during this holiday season as many Malaysians return to their hometowns to spend time with their friends and families near and far. We are pleased to offer Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 9 series at this amazing prices so that you can capture and share every moment with your loved ones,” said Matthew Ng, Deputy Country Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group (Malaysia).”

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The Huawei P10 Plus In Greenery & Dazzling Blue

Additionally, the Huawei P10 Plus in Greenery and Dazzling Blue is available from today at the price of RM3,099. By collaborating with Pantone Colour Institute, the world’s pre-eminent thought leader on colour, Huawei sets a new standard in design by incorporating special colours into its latest flagship smartphone.

Crowned as the official Pantone Colour of the Year 2017, Greenery delivers a clean and stylish sandblast finish, while the gorgeous Dazzling Blue breathes character into the device through its Hyper Diamond-Cut finishing to produce a stunning glow effect. A smartphone that gives you world-class innovative technology along with exquisite aesthetics, the P10 Plus is truly a tool to everyone express themselves in a unique way.

 

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Huawei EMUI 5.0 User Interface Introduced In More Devices!

Through countless hours devoted into careful research and development, Huawei has created its very own EMUI 5.0, a gorgeous and simplistic user interface that is designed to make your life easier.

 

The Huawei EMUI 5.0 User Interface

Behind the interface lies an extremely complex system that is created to better the experience every time you pick up a Huawei flagship smartphone. The EMUI 5.0 comes with the Machine Learning Algorithm, which studies your usage habits and optimizes the phone’s processing priorities to suit your style of use, ultimately creating a device that is always trying to stay fast.

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The EMUI 5.0 also received a makeover from its predecessor Compared to the EMUI 4.1, the new user interface promises to productivity as now you can get access to most of the features with no more than three clicks. Huawei also understands the importance of user interface aesthetics, hence the EMUI 5.0 embodies a minimalistic design concept that guarantees a smoother smartphone experience.

As a sign of unwavering commitment to its existing users, Huawei has extended the family of devices that can run on the EMUI 5.0, in which the update will be rolled out in batches. The list of devices is as follows:

 

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The honor 8 Aurora Glass Smartphone Review

Boasting a unique Aurora Glass finish on its back, the new honor 8 smartphone is truly a work of art that has to be seen to be appreciated. But it is not just a good-looking smartphone. The honor 8 also features a dual-lens main camera, like its brother – the Huawei P9So join us as we take a close look at the honor 8 smartphone!

 

The honor 8 Smartphone Specifications

First up, we would like to point out that the honor 8 is available in 5 different models, with 3-4 colours, depending on the location. But they basically consist of two versions – a standard honor 8 model, and a premium honor 8 model. Check out their specifications :

Specificationshonor 8 (Standard)honor 8 (Premium)
ModelFRD-L02 (India), FRD-L04 (US), FRD-L09 (EU & Asia)FRD-L14 (US), FRD-L19 (EU & Asia)
Available ColoursPearl White, Midnight BlackSapphire Blue, Sunrise Gold
Display5.2" LTPS LCD display
- 1080 x 1920 resolution (423 ppi)
- 1500:1 contrast ratio, 96% NTSC colour gamut
5.2" LTPS LCD display
- 1080 x 1920 resolution (423 ppi)
- 1500:1 contrast ratio, 96% NTSC colour gamut
ProtectionNippon Electric Glass (NEG)Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 with Huawei Emotion UI 4.1Android 6.0 with Huawei Emotion UI 4.1
Processing PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 950HiSilicon Kirin 950
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A72 (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i5 co-processor
4 x ARM Cortex-A72 (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i5 co-processor
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T880 (650 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 (650 MHz)
System Memory4 GB LPDDR4 memory4 GB LPDDR4 memory
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot* (supports up to 128 GB)
* shared with SIM2 (L09)
64 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot* (supports up to 128 GB)
* shared with SIM2 (L19)
Selfie Camera8 MP sensor, with f/2.4 lens
- 1080p video recording
8 MP sensor, with f/2.4 lens
- 1080p video recording
Main CameraDual 12 MP cameras (monochrome + colour)
- Sony IMX286 sensor
- f/2.2 lens, dual LED flash and hybrid auto-focus
- 1080p video recording with EIS
Dual 12 MP cameras (monochrome + colour)
- Sony IMX286 sensor
- f/2.2 lens, dual LED flash and hybrid auto-focus
- 1080p video recording with EIS
GPSGPS / AGPS / GLONASSGPS / AGPS / GLONASS
SIM SupportSingle nano SIM (L02, L04)
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby (L09)
Single nano SIM (L14)
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby (L19)
Connectivity4G : LTE FDD LTE Cat6 : 51 Mbps (UL), 301 Mbps (DL)
3G : WCDMA
2 G : GSM
Bluetooth : 4.2 BLE
OTG, VoLTE
4G : LTE FDD LTE Cat6 : 51 Mbps (UL), 301 Mbps (DL)
3G : WCDMA
2 G : GSM
Bluetooth : 4.2 BLE
OTG, VoLTE
WiFi Capability802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz dual-band)
Hotspot supports up to 8 devices
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz dual-band)
Hotspot supports up to 8 devices
USB PortUSB 2.0 with USB Type C interfaceUSB 2.0 with USB Type C interface
Fingerprint SensorYes, 3D fingerprint recognition, 0.4 second unlock with Smart Key customisationYes, 3D fingerprint recognition, 0.4 second unlock with Smart Key customisation
Infra-Red TransmitterYes, with Smart Control 4.0Yes, with Smart Control 4.0
NFC SupportYes, tag read/write, P2P transfer, mobile paymentYes, tag read/write, P2P transfer, mobile payment
AudioHiSilicon Hi6402 audio DSP with Dolby DTS and HiRes Audio support
Dual-microphone noise reduction
HiSilicon Hi6402 audio DSP with Dolby DTS and HiRes Audio support
Dual-microphone noise reduction
Battery2,900 mAh lithium-polymer battery
18 W fast-charging capability
2,900 mAh lithium-polymer battery
18 W fast-charging capability
Dimensions71.0 mm wide x 145.5 mm tall x 7.45 mm thick71.0 mm wide x 145.5 mm tall x 7.45 mm thick
Weight153 g153 g
Launch PriceRM 1,699 (~US$ 425)RM 1,899 (~US$ 475)

The standard honor 8 models are priced at RM 1,699 / ~US$ 425 with 32 GB of storage, and is available in either Pearl White or Midnight Black. The premium honor 8 models are priced at RM 1,899 / ~US$ 475 with 64 GB of storage, and either Sapphire Blue or Sunrise Gold colours.

 

Unboxing The honor 8 Smartphone

The honor 8 comes in a white two-piece cardboard box with a textured surface. The tall and thin design presumably allows more units to be placed side-by-side on a counter. The inner box slides downwards and is secured by a single clear security sticker. Be careful once that sticker is cut, because the inner box will slide right out!

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Inside the honor 8 box, you will find the following items :

  • One honor 8 smartphone
  • One set of honor 8 Quick Start Guide & Huawei warranty leaflet
  • One SIM card tray extractor pin
  • One set of six IMEI stickers
  • One 18 W Huawei quick travel charger
  • One USB 2.0 cable with USB Type C interface

Next Page > The honor 8 Up Close, Hybrid SIM, Fingerprint Sensor & OTG Support

 

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The honor 8 Smartphone Up Close

The honor 8 has a large 5.2″ LTPS display that covers almost its entire front – with a 72% screen-to-body ratio. To achieve that, honor eschewed the use of physical buttons, in favour of virtual on-screen buttons. In fact, it only has two physical buttons – a Power button and a Volume rocker switch on the right side.

The honor 8 has an infra-red transmitter at the top, which can be used as a remote control in conjunction with the built-in Smart Controller app. It is also the first honor smartphone to feature the new Type C USB interface. It is still a USB 2.0 port, but the Type C interface is bidirectional – you no longer have to worry about plugging the cable in the wrong way.

Even though the honor 8 is the same size as the honor 5C, they managed to squeeze in a 2,900 mAh lithium-polymer battery while reducing its thickness to just 7.45 mm. They even fit in the 3.5mm audio port, albeit at the bottom, together with the USB port.

 

Hybrid SIM

The honor 8 has dual SIM, dual standby capability. However, only the FRD-L09 and FRD-L19 models come with the hybrid SIM slot that allows for a second nano SIM card. These two models are only sold in Europe and Asia. The other models only support a single nano SIM.

Of course, the hybrid SIM slot means you have to choose between using a second nano SIM card, or a microSD card. You can’t use both simultaneously.

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Fingerprint Sensor & OTG Support

The honor 8 boasts a new 3D fingerprint sensor that can actually detect the ridges of the finger. This allows for more accurate detection of your fingerprint. With an auto-learning ability, the honor 8’s fingerprint sensor can recognise your fingerprint and unlock the honor 8 in just 0.4 seconds.

On the other hand, the honor 8 (like the honor 5C) does not support USB OTG (On-The-Go) drives. If you plug any USB OTG flash drive into its USB port, it will not be detected. The honor 8 also requires you to use the Huawei HiSuite software to access its files from your computer. This also limits what you can copy out from the honor 8 smartphone.

Next Page > Cameras, Aurora Glass, Initial Setup, Memory & Storage

 

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Cameras

The honor 8 has an 8 MP front camera with an f/2.4 lens. It will deliver a maximum photo resolution of 3264 x 2448 in the 4:3 format. Again, a wider 16:9 format will crop that to 3264 x 1840. It will record videos in 1080p quality with electronic image stabilisation.

Its killer feature is the dual-lens camera at the back. It is actually two individual cameras, each with a Sony IMX286 sensors with f/2.2 lens. One camera captures the image in monochrome, while the other captures the same image in colour. They are then combined to deliver sharper and more detailed pictures. The camera is supported by a dual LED flash, and a laser autofocus system.

The photos have a maximum resolution of 3968 x 2976 in the 4:3 format. If you prefer a wider format, the honor 8 will do that by cropping the image to 3968 x 2240 (16:9). It is capable of recording video in full HD quality (1080p) with electronic image stabilisation.

 

Aurora Glass

The honor 8 has a 2.5D glass body on both sides with diamond-cut aluminium alloy edges to create an ultra-narrow bezel. Its 3D grate design and 15-layer craftsmanship on the back of the device, combines with the glass/metal back to create what honor calls Aurora Glass.

The Aurora Glass back gives the honor 8 a very reflective surface at the back. The only catch – it naturally lacks the oleophobic coating of the front screen for a proper grip. However, that means its highly-reflective back is easily smudged by fingerprint smears, which detracts from its lustre.

 

The Initial Setup

This video will show you the initial setup process when you power up the honor 8 for the first time. If you do not need to restore a backup, the whole setup process should take about 5 minutes. Note how fast it takes to register a fingerprint.

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Available Memory & Storage

The honor 8 comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory. The Android 6.0 operating system and honor-preloaded apps take up about 1.3 GB of memory, leaving you with 2.4 GB (60%) of free memory. Very good!

This is a premium honor 8 model (FRD-L19), which comes with 64 GB of internal flash memory. This is expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB). Fresh out of the box, the honor 8 has 53.2 GB of available space (excluding the system files), of which 51.38 GB is free to use.

In the standard honor 8 models which come with 32 GB of internal flash memory, we can estimate that they will have about 19 GB of free space.

Next Page > honor 8 Camera & Video Recording Performance

 

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Camera Performance – Photos

The honor 8‘s dual-lens camera has not one, but two, 12 MP Sony IMX286 sensor with reasonably fast f/2.4 lens. The photos have a maximum resolution of 3968 x 2976 in the 4:3 format. Check out these photo samples.

The honor 8 delivered excellent resolution in these photos. If you blow them up to 100%, you can see the amount of detail that is not possible in other smartphone cameras. The edge resolution (between elements of different colour), in particular, was very impressive. The amount of noise is also very low, even in dark areas.

While the honor 8 does not have the most user-friendly camera app in the industry, the photos produced by its dual-lens camera is very, very impressive. Even without turning on HDR, the colour are very vivid and visually pop out.

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Camera Performance – Video Recording

The honor 8 can record full HD (1080p) ideos with electronic stabilisation. This is an improvement over the honor 5X, whose main camera does not support electronic stabilisation. Here is a sample video we recorded of a piano performance by Mr. Yang I-Deun.

And this is a sample video taken at a street market.

The honor 8 did a great job maintaining focus and controlling exposure in the videos we took. Even bright backgrounds were not overblown. The honor 8 does not support optical image stabilisation, probably because it would prevent the dual-lens system from being in sync, but its electronic image stabilisation still did a decent job.

You should also notice that it records better audio than most smartphones. The piano music sounds richer, even through the background noise. And in the street market footage, the ambient sounds sound clearer and more authentic.

Next Page > Work Performance, Battery Life & Recharging Performance

 

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the honor 8‘s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

honor 8 ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra HTC 10 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Work Performance Score
(Average)
6350 6313 6105 4892
Web Browsing 8073 6257 5782 6908
Video Playback 4396 4287 3321 3218
Writing 6231 7166 7463 4629
Photo Editing 7352 8262 9694 5563

The honor 8 is powered by the top-of-the-line Kirin 950 SoC. These PCMark results show that the Kirin 950 proved to be more than a match for the Snapdragon 820 that powers the HTC 10, and the Snapdragon 652 that powers the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra. In fact, it was 30% faster in this benchmark than Samsung Galaxy S7 edge‘s Exynos 8890!

 

Battery Performance – PCMark

We then tested the honor 8‘s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

The honor 8 lasted just over 10 hours on the PCMark stress test. This is 1.5 hours less than the honor 5C, but is excellent considering it uses a more powerful processor and graphics processor, and comes with twice the memory. The HTC 10, for example, lasted just over 5.5 hours on the same test!

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Battery Recharging Performance

The honor 8 has a large 2,900 mAh lithium-polymer battery, with Fast Charging capability. honor claims that it will recharge from 0% to 47% in just 30 minutes. Let’s see if that’s true…

Our tests showed that the honor 8 will recharge from 17% to 100% in just 146 minutes (3 hours 26 minutes). This is decent, but not exceptional quick charging performance. It fully recharges the battery about 20% faster than the honor 5C, which does not support quick charging and uses only a 5 W charger.

That said, we can see that the honor 8 recharges fastest in the first 90%, before it tapers off to a slower recharging pace for the last 10 percent. Recharging 47% (from 17% to 64%) took 36 minutes in our test.

Next Page > Overall & Gaming Performance, Our Verdict & Award

 

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Overall Performance – AnTuTu Benchmark

AnTuTu is a nice benchmark for testing various performance aspects of Android devices.

honor 8 ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra HTC 10 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
TOTAL SCORE 90737 76096 113813 131246
3D SCORE 17706 18816 50700 40824
– 3D (Marooned) 9829 10861 34778 23336
– 3D (Garden) 7877 7952 15922 17488
UX SCORE 34550 26794 30890 42765
– UX Data Secure 7338 5077 6319 8169
– UX Data Process 5513 4198 3379 5966
– UX Strategy Games 9745 7503 5433 10745
– UX Image Process 5017 6879 9521 13878
– UX I/O Performance 6937 3137 6238 4007
CPU SCORE 32255 23689 21915 37882
– CPU Mathematics 10483 6950 8494 11831
– CPU Common Use 8543 6311 5931 10875
– CPU Multi-Core 13229 10428 7490 15176
RAM 6226 6797 10308 9775

The honor 8 did well in AnTuTu, coming in only 20% and 31% slower than the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge respectively.

It was actually 12% and 47% faster than the HTC 10 in the UX and CPU tests, but its 65% slower 3D performance pulled down its overall results.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the honor 8‘s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

honor 8 ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra HTC 10 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Gaming Score 18659 17719 23171 28650
Graphics 19993 21124 27512 33685
Physics 15127 11328 14925 18810
Graphics Test 1 122.5 fps 115.2 fps 136.6 fps 162.9 fps
Graphics Test 2 67.4 fps 76.3 fps 106.4 fps 133.1 fps
Physics Test 48.0 fps 36.0 fps 47.4 fps 59.7 fps

The honor 8 is roughly equal to the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra in gaming performance. This means the ARM Mali-T880 GPU in the Kirin 950 is about as fast as the Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU.

 

Our Verdict

The honor 8 is more than just a more powerful version of the honor 5C smartphone. Yes, they are both 5.2″ smartphones powered by Kirin processors from HiSilicon, a Huawei company. But the honor 8 is really a whole different beast targeting a different market.

The honor 8 is very fast, and comes with 4 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of internal flash storage. On top of that, its dual-lens camera produces excellent photographs and videos. It even comes with a new 3D fingerprint sensor that activates the phone in just 0.4 seconds.

The honor 8 also looks the part of a premium smartphone, thanks to its Aurora Glass finish. This is honor’s top-of-the-line smartphone for those who want nothing but the best without paying through the nose.

Now, all that extra capability comes at a price, and it comes to no surprise that the honor 8 costs twice as much as the honor 5C. Even so, it costs less than half of what their competitors charge for equivalent smartphones.

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So are we impressed with the honor 8? Hell, yeah!

If we have any gripes, it is the lack of USB OTG support and the requirement to use the Huawei HiSuite to manage files using a computer. This unnecessarily makes it a pain to access the files in the honor 8 smartphone.

honor continues to impress us with their ability to focus on creating no-nonsense Android smartphones with practical features. Even the dual-lens camera proved to be a practical way to improve the quality of photos and videos taken using a smartphone.

We like the honor 8 enough to give it out coveted Editor’s Choice Award. Congratulations, honor!

 

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Huawei P9 Rose Gold Edition Available Nationwide

Kuala Lumpur, 9 September 2016Huawei Malaysia presents the Huawei P9 Rose Gold edition strictly limited to just 999 devices nationwide. This beautifully finished special edition of the brands’ smartphone was showcased at the Escape Room’s Light Sensation exhibition today.

Designed with style and quality in mind, the Huawei P9 Rose Gold edition sports a sleek design sculpted from an aluminum unibody, a dual-lens camera co-engineered by Leica and a 64GB ROM immediately places itself as a stylish companion for almost every occasion.

Teaming up for the first time this year as the Official Smartphone Partner for Escape Room’s Light Sensation, Huawei also showcased its latest coveted flagship smartphone – the P9, which was recently named the ‘European Consumer Smartphone of 2016-17’ by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA).

Huawei P9 Rose Gold Availability & Pricing

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The launch of the limited edition device came in as a treat for consumers upon the success of the Huawei P9 sales earlier this month.

The Huawei P9 Rose Gold will be available at RM 2,399 / ~US$ 599 in selected Huawei Retail Stores nationwide, so be sure to own one while it lasts!

In conjunction with Huawei’s ongoing the #WeiTo Malaysia Day Promotion, consumers will receive an exclusive Huawei P9 Gift Box worth RM 259 / ~US$ 65 upon every purchase of the limited edition Huawei P9 Rose Gold till 2 October 2016.

 

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Leica & Huawei P9 Photography Workshops

Kuala Lumpur, 28 July 2016 – With widely expanding reach of mobile phone technology at rapid speed, the use of smart phone to take photos has changed the face of contemporary photography. Encouraged and enthused by the mobile way of clicking, Huawei and LEICA Malaysia is hosting a series of mobile photography workshops for all of its P9 and P9 Plus users.

Taking its mission forward to make professional photography accessible to each of its users, the P9 photography workshops will be conducted by photographers engaged by LEICA, Aqmal Hadi Shapee, Nadirah Zakariya and Nic Chung who are all recognised and featured by a selection of representative work and creative contributions.

This will include a variety of genres ranging from still monochrome, street photography and portraits.

During this comprehensive workshop, participants will learn essential techniques using the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus from these photographers. Following a theory session, participants will then be asked to capture images of their surroundings as per the tips and guidance by the photographers.

The p9 photography workshop is also part of Huawei’s ongoing commitment to provide its P9 and P9 Plus users with lessons on smartphone photography which has become a powerful medium for photography enthusiasts to fulfil their creative urge and share it on their social media accounts.

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are the first smartphones born out of a collaboration between Huawei and the global iconic camera brand – Leica, resulting in a stunning dual-lens camera smartphone.

It sets a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with the ability to capture lighter and better photo clarity to produce brilliant colour and striking black and white images in true Leica style.

 

Details of the P9 Photography Workshops

Workshop #1 : Aqmal Hadi Shapee on Monochrome Photography

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Date: 31 July 2016, Sunday
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Venue: Leica Store@Avenue K

Workshop #2 : Nic Chung on Street Photography

Date: 7 August 2016, Sunday
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Venue: Leica Store@Avenue K

Workshop #3 : Nadirah Zakariya on Portraits

Date: 13 August 2016, Saturday
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Venue: Leica Store@Avenue K

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Photography Contest – Win Huawei Smart Watch!

Kuala Lumpur, 18 July 2016 – Do you often feel that you take the best pictures with your smartphone? Are you good at picking the best filters for your photos? Are all your photos earning you new followers? Then it’s time for you to put that talent into good use and get the recognition you really deserve!

Huawei Malaysia is inviting P9 and P9 Plus users to participate in ‘Capture the Beauty of Malaysia 2016’ a five-week social media photography contest comprising a series of themes that celebrates the many things that makes up to the unique Malaysian culture.

The contest which started on the 27th June is currently running its fourth week which carries the theme – ‘Streets of Malaysia’.

Participants are welcome to submit unlimited photos of iconic landmarks, buildings, streets, shop lots and so forth with a creative caption for it. All submissions must be uploaded on Facebook and Instagram with the brand’s official hashtags #OO, #HuaweiP9MY and #HuaweiP9 and tag the official Instagram @HuaweiMobileMY or Facebook @HuaweiMobileMY accounts.

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Submissions need to be an original, photography-based artwork that was created using Huawei’s latest flagship devices – the P9 and P9 Plus. The most creative and original submission of the weekly theme will win a Huawei Smart Watch worth RM1, 799!

On top of that, Huawei Malaysia will be shortlisting top ten weekly finalist who will then be in the running for the grand prize of a LEICA T-SERIES worth RM17, 000!

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are the first smartphones born out of a collaboration between Huawei and the global iconic camera brand – Leica, resulting in a stunning dual-lens camera smartphone.

It sets a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with the ability to capture lighter and better photo clarity to produce brilliant colour and striking black and white images in true Leica style.

Log on to Huawei’s official Facebook page now @HuaweiMobileMY and find out more about the contest!

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Exclusive Gifts @ Huawei P9 Roadshows

Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2016 – Following the launch of the Huawei P9 [Amazon] series in Malaysia and also in conjunction with Hari Raya, Huawei Malaysia will be hosting P9 Roadshows to allow users to experience its flagship devices.

The Huawei P9 [Amazon] which is the first smartphone born out of a collaboration between Huawei and the global iconic camera brand – Leica, resulting in a stunning dual-lens camera smartphone.

It sets a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with the ability to capture more light and better photo clarity to produce brilliant colour and striking black and white images in true Leica style.

 

Head down to the nearest P9 Roadshow and enjoy exclusive promotions for on a range of Huawei devices.

 

Huawei P9 Roadshows Details

With every purchase of the P9 Plus, P9, Mate 8 (Standard/Premium) and the G8 at the roadshow, customers will be given the opportunity to participate in the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and stand a chance to win grand prizes like a Huawei Mate 8 Premium Edition worth RM2,399 or a Harmon Kardon Earphone! Other prizes include a Starbucks gift card worth RM50, an AEON voucher worth RM20 and other exciting prizes.

The devices and promotions offered at the roadshow are as below:

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Huawei P9 Plus Price Announced

Kuala Lumpur, 2 June 2016 – Following the sale of the Huawei P9 and P9 Lite, Huawei Malaysia has now confirmed the price for the latest in its P-series, the Huawei P9 Plus. The Huawei P9 series of devices will further provide users with a new choice of premium mobile devices that will continue to contribute towards Huawei’s growth in the medium and high-end smartphone market worldwide.

The Huawei P9 Plus reinvents smartphone photography as it is the result of the first collaboration between Huawei and the global iconic camera brand Leica following an agreement of a long term partnership that was announced in February this year.

Huawei P9 Plus takes the experience to the next level with seamless design and precision detail. The Huawei P9 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display that features increased color saturation and contrast ration for a richer visual experience. The P9 Plus differs itself with the enhanced ‘Press Touch’ technology that recognizes subtler variations in screen pressure, making the P9 Plus more interactive and responsive.

The ‘Press Touch’ technology also allows users to preview images, magnify details and access applications via the pop up shortcut menu for fast and easy use. The device also comes with an infrared blaster and supports itself with a 3,400 mAh battery, giving users a longer battery life up to one-and-a-half days with normal usage.

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P9 Plus Pricing

The Huawei P9 Plus is available in either Haze Gold and Quartz Grey colours, and retails for RM 2,599.00 (including 6% GST) / ~US$ 649.

 

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Huawei P9 Roaring Start In Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 30th May 2016 – Huawei Technologies Malaysia enjoyed a rousing response from Malaysians who turned up in droves to get their hands on the Huawei P9, which together with the Huawei P9 Lite, went on sale on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Despite the country’s economy slowing down, the Huawei P9 still recorded strong sales on the first day, showing signs of the nation’s confidence growing towards the company and its devices. The Huawei P9 series marks the latest flagship smartphone from the mobile giant that is set to strengthen its position as the new choice of consumers.

The eagerly anticipated P9 owes much of its popularity to being the first smartphone born out of a collaboration between Huawei and global iconic camera brand, Leica, resulting in a stunning dual-lens camera in a smartphone. The P9 sets a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with more light and better clarity, to capture brilliant colour and striking black and white images in true Leica style. The P9 family fuses cool, sleek design and precision detail with state-of-the art technology to change the way we see the world. It continues Huawei’s legacy of producing premium mobile devices that have set the industry standard for elegance and performance.

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Debut Launch In The Southern Pacific Region

Huawei mobile devices are available in more than 180 countries and 16 regions worldwide through cooperation with over 1,300 channel partners; its Southern Pacific region continues to be one of its most important markets. To that end, Huawei has built its Asia contact hub in Malaysia to provide a seamless customer engagement experience but also as a major acknowledgement of its commitment to this region. Malaysia also enjoys the distinction of being the first country within the Southern Pacific region to see the P9 and the P9 Lite hit the stores.

The growing recognition for Huawei smartphones was especially evident at Huawei Experience Stores nationwide. Malaysians began queueing up as early as 8:00 a.m. to be the first in line to experience the P9 when stores opened at 12:00 noon.

In line with its debut, Huawei Malaysia sweetened the deal with additional goodies for its first 200 customers at selected stores across Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baharu.

The success of Huawei’s P9 series, which includes the P9 Plus, has been phenomenal following its global launch in London in April this year which saw included the unveiling of Hollywood actors Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson as global product ambassadors, while world-renowned photographers, such as Mary McCartney and National Geographic World Press Photo Award winner, David Guttenfelder showcased their photo exhibits taken with the P9.

Based on latest Q1 2016 global smartphone market reports, Strategy Analytics and International Data Corporation (IDC), Huawei was listed as the third top-selling device maker worldwide. These findings showcase the growth and momentum of Huawei’s consumer business, which shipped over 28.3 million mobile phone units globally in Q1 2016, a 64% year-on-year increase. Most notably, Huawei was the only device maker among the top three players to maintain rapid growth, beating the trend which saw total global smartphone shipments decreased 3% compared to Q1 2015.

 

Huawei P9 Availability & Pricing

The P9 and P9 Lite could be yours at an attractive RM 2,099 and RM 1,099 respectively at a Huawei store near you.

 

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Huawei P9 First Day Sales Promotion

Kuala Lumpur, 26th May 2016 – The Huawei P9 and P9 Lite sale will start this Saturday, 28th May at all Huawei stores nationwide starting at 12pm. On top of that, Huawei Malaysia is giving its first 200 customers who will purchase the Huawei P9 the deal of a lifetime with exclusive promotions in selected Huawei stores!

Huawei P9 First Day Sales Promotion

  • 1x Leica postcard and a Leica gift card worth RM 500.00

*Terms and conditions apply

    • 1x Honor Band Z1 for free worth RM 269.00
    • 1x Mini Bluetooth Speaker worth RM 99.00.

* This item can only be redeemed when you present a Chatime receipt dated from 23-28th May, 2016 with your P9 purchase at Huawei outlets on 28th May

    • 1x Chatime Drink Voucher (Butterscotch Milk Tea) worth RM 6.50

* Redemption can only be made at Chatime stores in Avenue K, Quill City KL, Lot 10, Pavilion, Gurney Plaza or AEON Bukit Indah.

The Huawei P9 and P9 Lite will be available in stores on 28th May and will be available for pre-order via VMall and official online media partner Lazada on 23rd May. To sweeten the deal, Huawei is offering the first ten customers who pre-order and fulfill the payment from the 23rd to 27th May via VMall an exclusive gift of the Honor Band Z1 worth RM269.00 for free. Better act fast!

To ensure consumers can always reach out to Huawei quickly and conveniently, Huawei has built diversified service platforms, which includes a series of differentiated services such as VIP memberships, reservations, screen-breaking insurance and extended warranty for high-end users of the Mate series and P-series. Following a great response from its users, Huawei is offering P9 users the Standard Premium Service.

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Huawei P9 Standard Premium Services

  • One-to-one device exchanges within the 12-month warranty period
  • Free Door-to-Door pick-up and delivery service
  • Three-month LCD screen warranty from Proof of Purchase (POP) Date – One (1) time only.
  • Two (2) free cleaning service within the 12-month warranty period
  • Dedicated VIP hotline service – 1800 – 22 – 0086*Service is only available for Huawei P9 Customers who purchased from Authorised Huawei Malaysia Stores.

 

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Huawei P9 Plus Sneak Peek!

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!

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Huawei P9 Plus Specifications

SpecificationsHuawei P9 Plus (Dual SIM version)Huawei P9 Plus (Single SIM version)
ModelVIE-L29VIE-L09
Display5.5" AMOLED full HD display (1080 x 1920)
Operating SystemGoogle Android 6.0 with Huawei EMUI 4.1
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 955
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A72 (2.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T880 MP4
Memory4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB storage)
Front Camera8 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CameraTwo 12 MP BSI CMOS sensors with Leica Summarit f/2.2 lens and dual-tone flash
Network4G : FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE
3G : UMTS, TD-SCDMA
2G : GSM
Dual SIM SupportDual SIM, Dual StandbyNo
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct
Bluetooth : 4.2, with BLE support
USB 3.1 Type C
NFC SupportYes
FM RadioNo
IrDAYes, supports Smart Controller
Press Touch TechnologyYes
GPS SupportGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
SensorsFingerprint, Gravity, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, Proximity and Hall Effect
Battery3,400 mAh lithium-polymer battery
Size75.3 mm wide x 152.3 mm tall x 6.98 mm thick
Weight162 g
Available ColoursHaze GoldQuartz Grey / Ceramic White
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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.

 

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