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HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI just launched the P40 Pro Plus / P40 Pro+ smartphone, featuring a 50MP Leica penta-camera system!

Here is a quick overview of the new HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus – its key features, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus is the big brother of the new P40 family of smartphones. It has a 6.58-inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1200 x 2640 pixels, and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It comes only in 5G variants, powered by the Kirin 990 5G. HUAWEI will offer it with 8 GB of memory, and storage options of 256 GB and 512 GB.

In front, it has a 32 MP camera, with a depth camera. But its marquee feature is its rear Leica penta-camera system, which consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture (OIS support),
  • a 40 MP ultra-wide camera with f/1.8 aperture,
  • an 8 MP 10X SuperZoom camera with f/4.4 aperture (OIS support),
  • an 8 MP 3X telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture (OIS support), and
  • a 3D depth sensor

Powering all that is a large 4,200 mAh battery, which supports 40 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wired charging.

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Specifications

HUAWEI P40 Pro+ (5G)
Display 6.58-inch OLED display
– 1200 x 2640 pixels, 90Hz refresh
Protection IP68
Operating System EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big Core + Tiny Core
Graphics ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Memory + Storage Options 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 512 GB storage
Storage Expansion Yes, 256 GB NM card slot
Front Camera 32 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture)
Depth camera
Rear Camera Leica Penta Camera System
– 50 MP main camera (f/1.9 with OIS)
– 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8 aperture)
– 8 MP 10X SuperZoom camera (f/4.4 with OIS)
– 8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4 with OIS)
– 3D depth sensor
Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Gesture, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope,
Compass, Gravity, Hall, Colour Temperature, Laser
NFC Yes
Battery + Charging 4,200 mAh
– supports 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge (wired)
Dimensions 72.6 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
9.0 mm thick
Weight 226 g

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus is available in selected markets, with a recommended retail price of €1,399 for the 8GB+512GB variant.

HUAWEI will offer just two colour options – Ceramic Black, and Ceramic White.

 

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HUAWEI P40 Pro : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI just launched the P40 Pro smartphone, featuring a 50MP Leica quad camera system!

Here is a quick overview of the new HUAWEI P40 Pro – its key features, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 Pro is the middle brother of the new P40 family of smartphones. It has a 6.58-inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1200 x 2640 pixels, and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It comes only in 5G variants, powered by the Kirin 990 5G. HUAWEI will offer it with 8 GB of memory, and storage options of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.

In front, it has a 32 MP camera, with a depth camera. But its marquee feature is its rear Leica quad-camera system, which consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture (OIS support),
  • a 40 MP ultra-wide camera with f/1.8 aperture,
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture (OIS support), and
  • a 3D depth sensor

Powering all that is a large 4,200 mAh battery, which supports 40 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wired charging.

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : Specifications

HUAWEI P40 Pro (5G)
Display 6.58-inch OLED display
– 1200 x 2640 pixels, 90Hz refresh
Protection IP68
Operating System EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big Core + Tiny Core
Graphics ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Memory + Storage Options 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 512 GB storage
Storage Expansion Yes, 256 GB NM card slot
Front Camera 32 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture)
Depth camera
Rear Camera Leica Quad Camera System
– 50 MP main camera (f/1.9 with OIS)
– 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8 aperture)
– 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4 with OIS)
– 3D depth sensor
Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Gesture, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope,
Compass, Gravity, Hall, Colour Temperature, Laser
NFC Yes
Battery + Charging 4,200 mAh
– supports 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge (wired)
Dimensions 72.6 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
8.95 mm thick
Weight 209 g

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI P40 Pro is available in selected markets, with a recommended retail price of €999 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

HUAWEI will offer five colour options – Black, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Silver Frost and Blush Gold.

 

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HUAWEI P40 : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI just launched the P40 smartphone, featuring a 50MP Leica triple camera system!

Here is a quick overview of the new HUAWEI P40 – its key features, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI P40 : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 is the little brother of the new P40 family of smartphones. It has a 6.1-inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

It comes in 4G and 5G variants, powered by the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G respectively. HUAWEI will offer it with either 6 GB or 8 GB of memory, and either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.

In front, it has a 32 MP camera, with an IR camera. But its marquee feature is its rear Leica triple-camera system, which consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture,
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture (OIS support)

Powering all that is a large 3,800 mAh battery, which supports 22.5 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wired charging.

 

HUAWEI P40 : Specifications

HUAWEI P40 (5G) HUAWEI P40 (4G)
Model ANA-NX9, ANA-AN00, ANA-TN00 ANA-LX4
Display 6.1-inch OLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels
Protection IP53
Operating System EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G HUAWEI Kirin 990
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.09 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.86 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big Core + Tiny Core Big Core + Tiny Core
Graphics ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Memory + Storage Options 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage
Storage Expansion Yes, 256 GB NM card slot
Front Camera 32 MP selfie camera (f/2.0 aperture)
IR camera
Rear Camera Leica Triple Camera System
– 50 MP main camera (f/1.9 aperture)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4 with OIS)
Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Gesture, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope,
Compass, Gravity, Hall, Colour Temperature, Laser
NFC Yes
Battery + Charging 3,800 mAh
– supports 22.5 W HUAWEI SuperCharge (wired)
Dimensions 71.06 mm wide
148.9 mm tall
8.5 mm thick
Weight 175 g

 

HUAWEI P40 : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI P40 is available in selected markets, with a recommended retail price of €799 for the 8GB+128GB variant.

HUAWEI will offer five colour options – Black, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Silver Frost and Blush Gold.

 

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HUAWEI Mate Xs Foldable Smartphone : Hands-On Preview!

We recently had access (for a limited time) with a few HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphones, and here is our hands-on preview!

We will also share with you EVERYTHING you need to know about the HUAWEI Mate Xs, including its specifications and price!

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Hands-On Experience!

Let’s start with our hands-on experience with the new HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphone. Be sure to check out how the Falcon Wing mechanism works, and look at how flat the display looks after it’s fully unfolded!

The only buttons you will find on the Mate Xs are located along the right edge – the Power button which doubles as the fingerprint sensor, and the Volume control buttons.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs comes with a dual-slot hybrid card tray at the top. It supports two nano SIM cards, or a single nano SIM card and an NM card (for additional storage of up to 256 GB).

Even though it comes with a substantial camera bar on the right side, there is no 3.5 mm audio jack. Only a USB Type C, which supports USB 3.1 Gen1 – basically USB 3.0.

There is no “front camera”, because of its foldable design – you can just flip it over and use the back display and the “rear cameras” for selfies. This gives you great flexibility because the Leica quad camera system offers :

  • a 40 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time of Flight camera, with f/2.2 aperture

But its main killer feature is the ability to unfold the display to create a large, tablet-like 8-inch OLED display!

When folded, the front display is 6.6-inch in size, while the rear display is 6.38-inch in size.

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Improved HUAWEI Mate X!

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is basically an improved version of their first foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate X.

It features the same design, with an external 8-inch foldable display, and a Leica quad-camera system. But there have been some changes internally.

New 5G Mobile Platform

Instead of pairing the Kirin 980 mobile SoC with the Balong 5000 5G chip, the HUAWEI Mate Xs uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC, with a triple-tier architecture :

  • two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores at 2.86 GHz
  • two ARM Cortex-A76 sustained performance cores at 2.36 GHz
  • four ARM Cortex-A55 low-power cores at 1.95 GHz

It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture with 2 big NPUs and 1 small NPU.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new flexible bionic graphite cooling system that folds with the display, and dissipates heat through both sections.

Improved Falcon Wing Mechanism

While it uses the same foldable design and foldable OLED display, the Falcon Wing mechanism has been improved somewhat.

Leica Quad Camera System

The Leica quad camera system which works as both front and rear cameras offer great flexibility due to its mix of cameras :

  • a 40 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time of Flight camera, with f/2.2 aperture

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the new HUAWEI Mate Xs against its predecessor, the HUAWEI Mate X.

Specifications HUAWEI Mate Xs HUAWEI Mate X
Display 8-inch OLED display : 2200 x 2480 pixels
Folded main screen : 6.6-inch (1148 x 2480 pixels)
Folded secondary screen : 6.38-inch (892 x 2480 pixels)
Operating System EMUI 10.0.1 EMUI 9.1.1
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP16 ARM Mali-G76 MP24
NPU 2 x Big Core + 1 x Tiny Core 2 x Big Core
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB internal storage
NM Card slot (Up to 256 GB)
Front Camera None
Rear Cameras Leica Quad Camera System
– 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
– ToF camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity 5G NR : Sub 6 GHz
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted
Other Sensors Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity,
Gravity, Hall, Infrared, Ambient Light,
Barometer, Colour Temperature
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
55W fast charging
Dimensions 78.5 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Weight 300 g

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is available in select countries, with these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 11,111
  • Australia : A$4,099
  • Europe : €2,499

That works out roughly to US$2,699 / £2,899 / S$3,699.

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HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : What’s Different?

The HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphone has been announced, and will soon be here!

But what’s the difference between the HUAWEI Mate Xs, and the HUAWEI Mate X? Let’s find out!

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : What’s Different?

Let’s start with our hands-on experience with the new HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphone. You won’t be able to tell the HUAWEI Mate Xs from the HUAWEI Mate X by touching and feeling them – they both look and feel identical.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is basically an improved version of their first foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate X.

It features the same design, with an external 8-inch foldable display, and a Leica quad-camera system. But there have been some changes internally.

New 5G Mobile Platform

The HUAWEI Mate X pairs the Kirin 980 mobile SoC with the Balong 5000 5G chip. While that offers 5G connectivity and a good mobile platform, the separate chips mean higher power consumption and thermal output.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs, on the other hand, uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC, which has a multi-mode 5G modem built in. It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture with 2 big NPUs and 1 small NPU.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new flexible bionic graphite cooling system that folds with the display, and dissipates heat through both sections. The HUAWEI Mate X does not appear to feature this cooling design.

Improved Falcon Wing Mechanism

While it uses the same foldable design and foldable OLED display, the Falcon Wing mechanism has been improved somewhat in the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

So that’s really all that have changed from the HUAWEI Mate X to the new HUAWEI Mate Xs.

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the new HUAWEI Mate Xs against its predecessor, the HUAWEI Mate X.

Specifications HUAWEI Mate Xs HUAWEI Mate X
Display 8-inch OLED display : 2200 x 2480 pixels
Folded main screen : 6.6-inch (1148 x 2480 pixels)
Folded secondary screen : 6.38-inch (892 x 2480 pixels)
Operating System EMUI 10.0.1 EMUI 9.1.1
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP16 ARM Mali-G76 MP24
NPU 2 x Big Core + 1 x Tiny Core 2 x Big Core
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB internal storage
NM Card slot (Up to 256 GB)
Front Camera None
Rear Cameras Leica Quad Camera System
– 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
– ToF camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity 5G NR : Sub 6 GHz
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted
Other Sensors Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity,
Gravity, Hall, Infrared, Ambient Light,
Barometer, Colour Temperature
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
55W fast charging
Dimensions 78.5 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Weight 300 g

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Price + Availability

HUAWEI did not reveal when the Mate Xs would be available, but they confirmed that it has a MSRP of €2,499, which works out to roughly US$2,699 / £2,899 / A$3,999 / S$3,699 / RM 10,999.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : Macau!

As soon as we got our hands on the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, we took it to Macau to grab some photo samples!

Check out the unedited photo samples we took, and see for yourselves why people are saying it has the best cameras they ever used!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) is the pinnacle of Chinese smartphone technology, boasting their latest Kirin 990 processor and arguably, the world’s most advanced quad-camera system from Leica!

Despite shipping without GMS, HUAWEI sold over 1 million units of the HUAWEI Mate30 Series smartphones in China… in just 3 hours!

A big reason why so many people loved the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) is its Leica SuperSensing Quad Camera System that consists of :

  • 40 MP Cine Camera (f/1.6 aperture)
  • 40 MP SuperSensing Wide-Angle Camera (f/1.8 aperture)
  • 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom (f/2.4 aperture)
  • 3D Depth Sensing Camera

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is particularly popular because of its 40 MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, which supports 4K 60fps video recording, with these groundbreaking features :

  • an ISO of up to 51200,
  • Cinematic Time-lapse capability,
  • real-time video bokeh effect, and
  • an ultra-slow motion mode that records at up to 7680 fps!

Recommended : How HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Captures 7680 FPS Video!

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Historic Old Macau!

This time, we focused on the streets of peninsular Macau. This is the old, heavily-populated part of Macau where most of the Portuguese-influenced sights like Senado Square is located.

As this part of Macau is heavily-urbanised with many old buildings, it has great character wherever you go – offering great opportunities for street photography.

As usual, we took these photo samples using the Auto mode with no manual adjustments – because this is precisely how the vast majority of smartphone users take their photos!

We want our photo samples to reflect EXACTLY what any HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) user can achieve, if he/she took the same photos in the same spot, at the same time, as we did.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : Macau!

We started the day with noodles and congee at Rua dos Mercadores. Note how congested the city looks – the buildings here are at least seven stories tall.

We resized this photo to ensure it loads quickly, but the detail in the original photo is amazing – you can zoom Into the balcony of the residential units and check out what plants they have in their mini-garden, or what clothes they hung out to dry!

This view of Rua Central emphasises the congestion in this part of Macau that cramps about 600,000 residents in just 8.5 square kilometres.

This photo shows pretty good control of the highlights and shadows. The sun was really bright, beating down mercilessly on the residences on the left, while the rest were in shadows.

The highlights were slightly overblown, but it did a good job of preserving details in the shadows. You can clearly read the small signboards further down the road.

Just off Rua Central is this unique green-coloured Theatro Dom Pedro V. (伯多祿五世劇院) | Dom Pedro V Theatre.

Built to commemorate King Pedro V of Portugal, this neo-classical building now hosts orchestral performances, opera and musical festivals.

Again, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) opts to let the highlights blow out a little, in exchange for preserving details in the shadows. You can clearly make out the man standing next to the pillar, as well as details of the theatre’s ornate windows and doors.

On arrival at the A-Ma Temple, we find it bustling with lion and dragon dance troupes preparing for the Macau International Parade!

It was a really bright day – you can see some glare from the bright sun in the upper right quadrant. Yet, you can zoom in and clearly see the faces of each person in this picture, even though they are in the shadows.

We stepped inside the A-Ma Temple for a short respite from the crowds outside. Built in 1488 to worship the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, it is the oldest temple in Macau!

This is yet another high-contrast shot. The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) did a decent job on the harshly-lit leaves, and kept the skies blue instead of completely white.

But more importantly – you can clearly see the craggy texture of the boulder, as well as the stone stairs, even though they are in the shadows.

Next Page > Onwards To The Monte Fort!

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : The Monte Fort!

Next, we headed off for the Monte Fort – the tallest point in Macau, and its historic military centre.

Instead of doubling back along the same route, we went down Rua da Barra for more scenic opportunities.

The 40 MP wide-angle camera is particularly useful in such shots, although it’s not quite as wide as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY).

The good news though is that your subjects in these wide-angle photos will not look distorted.

Even side roads offer great photographic opportunities, thanks to its combination of unique architecture, weathered look and old world cobble-stone pavements.

This high-contrast shot shows how well the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) controls both the brightly-lit leaves and cobblestones, yet ensuring we can clearly see the vines and moss on the old walls and the design of the louvred windows and doors.

The new world (tour vans) trying to navigate the narrow streets of old, historic Macau…

Yet another very high-contrast shot. While the harshly-lit buildings in the background lost some details, it still preserved enough that we can make out the building facade as well as the vans.

Yet you can clearly make out the crawling vines, and weathered walls of the green building on the left, as well as its window and door.

On the way, we spotted this unique structure – a doorway into the Patio do Cotovelo “inner” street with businesses lining both sides.

The detail is AMAZING! More so when you blow it up to 100% of its 40 MP resolution. You can see the brickwork in great detail, and zoom right to the shop at the end of the lane!

So here we are, at the Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte or 大炮台). Built between 1617 and 1626 on top of Mount Hill, it is the historic military centre of Macau.

In this almost uniformly-bright photo, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) demonstrates its ability to capture incredible detail. Blowing up the picture allows us to see the individual leaves of the tree, as well as the details of the stone walls.

The fort covers an area of 8,000 square meters, with 32 of these muzzle-loading (state-of-the-art in those days!) cannons to protect Macau against pirates and eventually, the Dutch!

Again, this was an incredibly bright day, creating harsh shadows. Yet, you can’t tell that from this photo – the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) was able to control the highlights so that cannon, which is in direct sunlight, isn’t blown-out.

And yet, you can also see the colour of the flowers next to it, in the shadows. Also notable is the fact we can make out details of the distant building in the far background.

These days, it has become the favourite past-time of every tourist to use one of these cannons to “shoot” at the Grand Lisboa! LOL!

On this incredibly bright day, it’s noteworthy that we can zoom in and see details of the Grand Lisboa’s facade, which would be washed out in other cameras… and yes, you can make out the clouds in the bright blue sky!

This view offers the best perspective of Macau – the new and the old. The modern (and frankly, really odd-looking) Grand Lisboa in the distance, and the crumbling ruins of the old Monte Fort.

Again, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) impressed us with its ability to preserve details in very bright conditions, even though the Grand Lisboa is miles away!

On the way back from the Monte Fort, we stumbled upon this unique home that is built over a street. I don’t even know what such a feature is called… a bridge house???

In any case, this is a great photo to zoom in, and be amazed at the amount of detail captured in a single photo.

You can examine in detail, the intricate brickwork of the overhead house. You can even zoom past the tunnel, into the shops in the distance!

As you can tell – Macau offers a lot of unique photographic opportunities, even in places you would least expect them – off the beaten path!

And the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) has the cameras that will let you capture incredible detail in every photo. Best of all – its Auto mode works incredibly well, letting you take awesome photos without any special skill or setup!

 

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How The P30 Leica Camera Rewrites The Rules Of Photography!

The new HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro are more than just smartphones. They boast a new Leica camera that was designed specifically to “rewrite the rules of photographyIn this article, we will look at how the new P30 Leica camera delivers new heights of mobile photography!

 

How The P30 Leica Camera Rewrites The Rules Of Photography!

Here are the top five P30 Leica camera features that will rewrite the rules of mobile photography.

New RYYB Image Sensor

The new P30 Leica camera uses a new RYYB image sensor that collects 40% more light than traditional RGGB image sensors. This allows the HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro to take photos even in near darkness.

Believe it or not, the picture below was taken by the HUAWEI P30 Pro in near darkness – just 1 lux of light!

SuperZoom Capability

The HUAWEI P30 Leica camera uses a new periscope telephoto lens design to deliver more optical zoom with optical image stabilisation. 

  • HUAWEI P30 : 3X optical zoom5X hybrid zoom, 30X maximum zoom.
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro : 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom, 50X maximum zoom.

How useful is SuperZoom? Take a look at this 10X hybrid zoom sample of the Milan Cathedral.

Even though it was taken at night, you can clearly see not only the words, Mariae Nascenti; but also the intricate details of the stained glass and wall carvings.

SuperZoom also allows for easier wildlife photography. This shot, for example, was taken from a distance of 10 meters.

Both SuperZoom and the ultra-high resolution of the 40 MP main camera allows for great sports photography. You can capture the action from a distance, and “zoom in” even after taking the photo!

TOF Camera

The HUAWEI P30 Pro comes with a ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera which creates a 3D map of objects and their distances. 

This allows the P30 Pro to accurately separate the subject from the background, for accurate retouching and background blurring. This sample demonstrates how the background is blurred with a natural bokeh effect without affecting the mother and her son.

AI HDR+ Technology

One of the most challenging photos to take is of a subject with a bright background. Even worse if the sun is in the back!

To address this, both HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro use AI HDR+ to let the front or rear cameras take multiple photos in quick succession. They are then combined to eliminate overexposed and backlit images, bringing out the subject, without overblowing the bright background.

Ultra-Wide Angle + Macro

The .HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro come with an ultra-wide camera that allows for both a wider perspective, and a Super Macro mode.

 

You Don’t Need The P30 Leica Camera To Join The NEXT Image Awards!

The capabilities of the new HUAWEI P30 Leica camera will make it easy for anyone to take great photos. In fact, you can show off your new photographic abilities at the NEXT Image Awards, and win the US$ 20,000 cash prize, and other great prizes!

The NEXT Image Awards is open to all HUAWEI smartphone users, with 6 conceptual categories :

Faces Experimenting with identity and the power of portraiture
Going the Distance Discovering new places and new experiences by using new features of the smartphone camera, for instance tele-lens, super wide angle or macro-shooting
Hello, Life! Sharing the emotion or the inspiration in everyday experiences
Storyboard Telling a story in 9 frames – a grid of photos that develop a meaningful or intriguing narrative
#Emotion Tag Expressing instant emotions by means of photography
Life Now Filming stories in less than 30 seconds.

All submissions will also receive a RM 50 voucher which can be used in the HUAWEI Online Shop. So what are you waiting for? Submit your entries now!

 

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HUAWEI P30 Pro SuperZoom Samples From Blue Concert!

The HUAWEI P30 Pro boasts an amazing 5X optical zoom, with up to 50X digital zoom. How good is it? Check out these P30 Pro SuperZoom shots from the recent Blue concert!

Find out why the P30 Pro SuperZoom capability is a killer feature!

 

Concert Photography Made Possible?

Everyone LOVES a good concert, and what better way to memorialise it than to take photos of your favourite singers belting it out LIVE?

The only problem? It’s quite impossible to take decent shots using any smartphone if you are seated at a distance from the stage. More so when the light show at concerts can wreak havoc with the colour, contrast and brightness of the photos!

All changes with the new HUAWEI P30 Pro smartphone!

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HUAWEI P30 Pro SuperZoom Samples From Blue Concert! 

At the recent concert by British boyband Blue, a certain member of Team HUAWEI took a dozen shots using the new HUAWEI P30 Pro smartphone… from the back of the hall!

This is, as far as we know, the first trial of the HUAWEI P30 Pro camera in a concert setting. The photos were then cropped to compare the quality at three zoom ranges – Normal Shot, Close Shot, and Super Close Shot.

Although HUAWEI did not reveal the actual zoom ratio, we reckon Close Shot is using their 10X Hybrid Zoom, while Super Close Shot is using their 50X digital zoom.

Those HUAWEI P30 Pro camera samples are incredibly good. You can clearly see the Blue band members in the close shots.

Its super zoom capability not only allows you to take close-up shots of the band from across the hall, it lets you zoom past the crowd. No more ‘head shots”. No need to pay for expensive front row seats!

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HUAWEI P30 Pro SuperZoom Camera Details

The HUAWEI P30 Pro features a new Leica quad-camera system, made up of :

  • a 40 MP main camera with a super-bright f/1.6 aperture,
  • 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • an 8 MP SuperZoom telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera.

The P30 Pro SuperZoom telephoto camera supports 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom and 50X digital zoom.

Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Technologies Consumer Business Group, leaked the P30 Pro’s SuperZoom capability when he earlier released an image of the superman on his Weibo account.

The watermark suggests that this moon shot was taken with the HUAWEI P30 Pro, using its quad-lens Leica camera.

You may recall that last year’s HUAWEI P20 Pro introduced the world’s first triple-lens camera, with 3X zoom. The same ground-breaking Leica camera was also used in the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, allowing both smartphones to achieve a class-topping DxOMark score of 109 points!

 

HUAWEI Backup + Other Freebies!

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HUAWEI is giving away HUAWEI Backup with every P30 Pro purchase. This is a 1 TB external hard disk drive storage solution that will manually or automatically backup data from your smartphone!

This will allow you to take as many photos as you wish with your HUAWEI P30 Pro, and never run out of storage!

They are also giving away other freebies. Check out the deals @ The HUAWEI P30 Pro Price + Deals + Colour Comparison!

 

Get More Details

HUAWEI created a special HUAWEI P30 mini-site, where you can get updated on any deals and offers! Go check it out!

 

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The HUAWEI Mate 20 X Gets A 10% Price Cut!

Launched back in October 2018, the super-large HUAWEI Mate 20 X just got a 10% price cut! Here are the full details!

 

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X Smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) comes with many features and functions to delight smartphone users who are looking to upgrade to a better and smarter phone.

Bigger Display

Where the HUAWEI Mate 20 had a 6.1 inch screen, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X comes with a massive 7.2-inch display! This panoramic bigger screen displays the fine content such as PPT and the desktop web much clearer than its predecessors.

With a bigger screen, the HUWAEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) also has an expanded internal space within the phone that enables it to carry large-capacity batteries, multi-camera modules. This would in turn create better cooling conditions.

Refined Accessories

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) turns into a portable drawing sketchpad with the new addition of the M-Pen stylus accessory. Its 4096-levels of pressure sensitivity produces a feeling of natural penmanship, as if the user were drawing on a paper itself!

For sound quality and interaction, it boasts a “Real·Stereo” symmetrical dual speaker design, which gives you a more immersive sound experience when playing games.

Longer Battery Lifespan

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) is equipped with a large 5000 mAh battery which supports Super-Fast Charge (4.5 V @ 5 A).

According to HUAWEI, it can last for 6.67 hours which is 3-9 hours longer than other major brand smartphones.

Wide-Angle Triple Camera

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) features the same matrix multifocal imaging system as the Mate 20 Pro and is equipped with LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.8-2.4/16-80 ASPH.

The lens system comes with an ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lenses that offers pixels of 8 MP, 20 MP and 40 MP.  Its “all-in-one phone” camera features :

  • Equivalent 16mm (Ultra-Wide Angle)
  • Equivalent 80mm (3x optical zoom)
  • Equivalent 135mm (5 times mixed zoom)
  • Equivalent to 270mm (10x digital zoom).

The phone can also focus to a 2.5 cm focusing distance and is a tool for exploring the micro and bringing creative macro effects.

 

New HUAWEI Mate 20 X Price!

The HUAWEI Mate 20 has an official launch price of RM 3,199 / ~US$ 765 / ~£ 599.

But HUAWEI has now announced a 10% price cut, so you can now buy it for RM 2,899 / ~US$ 711 / ~£ 535. On top of that, they are bundling it with a free set of :

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  • Band A2
  • flip case
  • HUAWEI M-Pen, and
  • a luxury gift box!

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HUAWEI P20 Pro Twilight Edition Hands-On Preview!

HUAWEI released just 500 of their P20 Pro Twilight smartphones to a great reception last night. We got our grubby hands on the HUAWEI P20 Pro Twilight Edition, to see for ourselves the allure of the Twilight colour.

Check out our hands-on preview, and see why the P20 Pro Twilight Edition (Price Check) is definitely our favourite model!

 

The Huawei P20 Pro

The P20 Pro has a 6.1″ OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC, with 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory128 GB of internal storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

The front camera has a 24 MP sensor, with f/2.0 lens. The “killer feature” is its Leica-branded triple lens camera, which is made up of a high-resolution dual-lens camera, and a separate telephoto camera.

The high-resolution dual-lens camera pairs a 40 MP RGB camera with f/1.8 lens, with a 20 MP monochrome camera with f/1.6 lens. The separate 8 MP RGB camera with f/2.4 telephotos lens is capable of 3X optical zoom, and 5X hybrid zoom.

 

HUAWEI P20 Pro Twilight Edition Up Close!

No, the Twilight Edition (Price Check) does not refer to the Twilight Saga… but the Northern Lights. This is a new colour option for the HUAWEI P20 Pro that was inspired by the Aurora Borealis. Take a look at how nice it looks!

 

HUAWEI P20 Pro Specification Comparison

SpecificationsHuawei P20 ProHuawei P20Huawei P20 Lite
Display6.1" Full HD+ OLED display
- 1080 x 2240 pixels (408 ppi)
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
5.8" Full HD+ IPS display
- 1080 x 2244 pixels (428 ppi)
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
5.8" Full HD+ IPS display
- 1080 x 2244 pixels
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 970HiSilicon Kirin 970HiSilicon Kirin 659
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i7 co-processor + NPU
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i7 co-processor + NPU
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G72 MP12 (850 MHz)ARM Mali-G72 MP12 (850 MHz)ARM Mali-T830 (900 MHz)
Memory6 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR3
Storage128 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
128 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraTriple-lens Leica 40 MP camera system
- 40 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- 8 MP RGB sensor with f/2.4 telephoto lens
- 3x lossless zoom + 5X hybrid zoom
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
Dual-lens Leica camera
- 12 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
Dual-lens camera
- 12 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
GPSYes, AGPS, GLONASSYes, AGPS, GLONASSYes, AGPS, GLONASS
NFCYesYesYes
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery3,400 mAh lithium-ion battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Colour OptionsCeramic Black / TwilightCeramic Black / TwilightMidnight Black / Klein Blue / Sakura Pink
Fingerprint SensorYes, Front MountedYes, Front MountedYes, Rear Mounted

 

HUAWEI P20 Pro Twilight Price + Availability

The HUAWEI P20 Pro Twilight Edition (Price Check) retails for RM 3,299 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$ 845. HUAWEI released 500 units for an early sale that saw fans queueing up for hours. After this early sale, the Twilight Edition will only be available for purchase starting 4 June 2018.

It is possible to purchase / pre-order the HUAWEI P20 Twilight Edition (as well as other colours). Here are some purchase links for your convenience :

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The Huawei Mate 9 (Editor’s Choice Award) Review

Huawei is the world’s third largest smartphone brand in the world, accounting for 9.5% of smartphone sales in Q4 2016. Spearheading their assault on Samsung’s position as the top Android smartphone brand in the world is their Leica c0-branded Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) smartphone.

In this review, we will check out the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) in great detail, including its Leica branded dual-lens camera. Find out why we awarded it our coveted Editor’s Choice Award!

 

The Huawei Mate 9 Specifications Comparison

In case you are wondering how much of a difference the Huawei Mate 9 brings to the table, here is a detailed comparison of its specifications to its predecessor, the Huawei Mate 8 (Amazon | Lazada). We also added the bespoke Huawei Mate 9 Porsche (Amazon).

SpecificationsHuawei Mate 9 Porsche DesignHuawei Mate 9Huawei Mate 8
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.5" AMOLED display
- 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi, 73.2% screen to body ratio)
5.96" IPS-NEO LCD display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi)
6.0" IPS-NEO LCD display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi, 78% screen to body ratio)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 4
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 950
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A72 (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G71 MP8 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-G71 MP8 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4
Memory6 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (NXT-L29)
3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (NXT-L09, NXT-L19)
Storage256 GB internal flash storage
NO microSD card slot
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (supports up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage (NXT-L29)
32 GB internal flash storage (NXT-L09, NXT-L19)
microSD slot (supports up to 256 GB, shared with SIM2)
Front Selfie Camera8 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens8 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens8 MP sensor with f/2.4 lens
Main CameraDual-lens camera with f/2.2 Leica lens
- 20 MP monochrome + 12 MP RGB sensors
- 2X hybrid zoom, OIS support
- PDAF and laser autofocus
- dual-tone LED flash
Dual-lens camera with f/2.2 Leica lens
- 20 MP monochrome + 12 MP RGB sensors
- 2X hybrid zoom, OIS support
- PDAF and laser autofocus
- dual-tone LED flash
16 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
- PDAF autofocus, OIS
- dual-tone LED flash
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB : USB 3.0 Type C port
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB : USB 2.0 Type C port
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB : microUSB port
SIM SupportSingle nano SIM
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby
Single nano SIM (MHA-L09)
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby (MHA-L29)
Single nano SIM (NXT-L09)
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby (NXT-L29)
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS
NFCYesYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYesYesYes
Battery4,000 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)4,000 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)4,000 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions75 mm wide
152 mm tall
7.5 mm thick
78.9 mm wide
156.9 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
80.6 mm wide
157.1 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight169 g190 g185 g
Available ColoursBlack GraphiteBlack Graphite, Space Grey, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic WhiteSpace Grey, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown

 

Unboxing The Huawei Mate 9

As a premium smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) comes in a premium black box. Let’s take a look at what’s inside!

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Inside the box, you will find the following items :

  • One Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) smartphone
  • One Huawei Mate 9 protective case
  • One Huawei Mate 9 quick start guide
  • One 22.5 W Huawei SuperCharge power adaptor
  • One USB Type C cable
  • One micro USB to USB Type C adaptor
  • One pair of Huawei earphones
  • One SIM card tray ejector pin

The inclusion of the Huawei Mate 9 protective case in the package is most welcomed, even though it only protects the back and the four corners of the Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada). At least it offers some protection out of the box, until you get a better case.

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The Huawei Mate 9 Smartphone

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) is a 6″ phablet (officially 5.98″) with an IPS-NEO display. There was some confusion about its display and protection. Let us be clear – the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche (Amazon) has an AMOLED display, while the “regular” Huawei Mate 9 uses an IPS-NEO display. They are both protected by Gorilla Glass 3, not Gorilla Glass 5.

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) runs on the octa-core Kirin 960, with 4 GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM and 64 GB of internal flash storage. It is powered by a large 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. All that is packed into a metal unibody chassis less than 8 mm thick.

The Huawei Mate 9 has a two-slot SIM tray on the left side. Depending on region, this may support a single nano SIM and a microSD card, or a hybrid SIM tray in which a second nano SIM can be used in lieu of the microSD card.

Like many premium smartphones, the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) uses the new bidirectional Type C USB port. To support users with existing micro USB cables and OTG drives, Huawei threw in a micro USB to USB Type C adaptor.

Somehow, Huawei managed to squeeze in the 3.5 mm audio port at the top. This will please people who enjoy using their smartphones as music players, but may prevent the use of external microphones.

 

Hybrid SIM & Fingerprint Sensor

The MHA-L29 version of the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) has Dual SIM, Dual Standby capability. However, only the SIM1 supports 4G calls and data, while SIM2 can only support 3G calls. The SIM card tray is located along the left edge, and supports two nano SIM cards.

The second SIM card tray is a hybrid SIM tray, which allows you to install a microSD card instead. In other words, it supports either a second nano SIM card, or a microSD card, but not both at the same time. In the MHA-L09 version, the tray only supports one nano SIM card with the second slot dedicated to the microSD card.

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) uses a fingerprint sensor that is located at the back, just under the main camera. This is an all-aspect fingerprint sensor that unlocks the smartphone with just a touch. Huawei promises that it is 20% faster than the Huawei Mate 8’s fingerprint sensor.

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The Huawei Mate 9 Cameras

The Huawei Mate 9’s killer feature is its second-generation Leica-branded dual-lens camera. The camera uses a 12 MP RGB sensor to capture colour, and a 20 MP monochrome sensor to pick up the finer details. Their output are then combined to produce the final image.

The dual-lens camera features f/2.2 Leica Summarit-H lenses with optical image stabilisation. The camera’s ability to reduce handshake in low light condition is further enhanced by the pixel binning ability of the dual lenses.

Its front camera though is more run-of-the-mill. It has an 8 MP front camera with autofocus capability. The wider than average f/1.9 aperture though allows for better low light selfies. That is important because the Huawei Mate 9 does not come with a front LED flash, or even support screen flash.

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Setting Up The Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, and is very easy to set-up. If you are setting it up as a new device, it should take you only 5 minutes to finish the setup process.

 

The Ergonomics

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) is a large 6″ phablet that is almost 8 cm wide, so it is definitely a two-handed device. While it does not boast a QHD AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche (Amazon),  its Full HD IPS-NEO display still looks great. No complaints here.

The anodised aluminium chassis is smooth to the touch, with a nice satin finish that imparts a nice shine and yet is resistant to fingerprint smears. If you feel that it lacks grip, slap on the provided clear case – it will give you more grip while protecting the back against scratches.

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Available Memory & Storage

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory, of which 2.3 GB (57.5%) is available for use. That’s plenty of free memory to run multiple apps at the same time.

As befits a premium smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) has 64 GB of internal flash storage. Of that, 59.29 GB is available to use, which is just awesome. If that’s not enough, you can top it up with a microSD card (up to 256 GB).

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Camera Performance – Photos

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) has an impressive dual-lens camera that Huawei co-designed with Leica. It boasts two separate RGB and monochrome sensors, both with Leica Summarit-H lenses. The full 20 MP resolution is attained with the 4:3 aspect ratio. Each picture has a resolution of 5120 x 3840 and a file size of between 4.5 to 6.5 MB.

Here are 8 high-resolution samples for you to check out. Click on them to load the full-sized photos, which you can also download to examine.

As these samples show, the amount of detail captured by the Leica dual-lens camera was quite astounding. Even the darker areas showed an amazing amount of detail. Even the night shot of Disneyland showed a surprising amount of detail, and very low noise. Simply amazing.

If there is a word of caution though, we have to point out that the Leica Summarit-H lens has an aperture of f/2.2. This is not as fast as the lenses on other premium smartphones, so low light conditions may result in blurry photos. The optical image stabilisation helps some, but the pixel binning capability only works if you take photos at 12 MP or less.

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Camera Performance – Video Recording

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) is capable of recording 1080p and 4K videos. They are also encoded using the H.265 standard, which allows for much smaller file sizes. It also supports optical image stabilisation, although it does not seem to support electronic image stabilisation. To test out these capabilities, we took some sample videos.

 

Test #1 : Piano Recital

In this piano recital, the image resolution is so high you can see the sweat glisten off Mr. Yang I-Deun’s forehead. We also liked how clear the recorded sound was. The distinct lack of background noise was very impressive. The Huawei Mate 9’s control of the bright highlights was also pretty good.

 

Test #2 : Food Trucks

We did this short take of some food trucks to test out the image stabilisation capability. It did a pretty decent job of removing most of the shaking, but the jerking as I walked was rather pronounced. Some electronic image stabilisation capability would have been useful in reducing that.

 

Test #3 : Night Dancing

I think the first thing you will note is how clear the audio recording is. There is some colour noise from the low light areas like the floor, but the amount of detail you can pick out is still amazing. There is also very good control of the highlights in the background.

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Huawei Mate 9’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Huawei Mate 9 ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra HTC 10 honor 8
Work Performance Score
(Average)
7593 6313 6105 6350
Web Browsing 8717 6257 5782 8073
Video Playback 4987 4287 3321 4396
Writing 7883 7166 7463 6231
Photo Editing 9702 8262 9694 7352

The Kirin 960 is a surprisingly speedy processor. It beat the ZenFone 3 Ultra‘s Snapdragon 652, and even the Snapdragon 820 in the HTC 10!

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the Huawei Mate 9’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Amazingly, the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) lasted 13 hours! That’s 40% longer than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, which has the same battery capacity; and a full 1.5 hours longer than the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra with a larger 4,600 mAh battery. This is truly fantastic performance!

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Battery Recharging Performance

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) comes with a SuperCharge adaptor with a power output of 22.5 W. Take a look at how fast it recharged the large 4,000 mAh battery.

It took the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) an astoundingly bad 401.5 minutes (6 hours 41.5 minutes) to recharge its battery from 19% to 100%. This is a battery life : recharging ratio of about 2 : 1 – a truly abysmal performance.

The SuperCharge capability does not seem to be working in our review sample, because the chart shows a linear increase in battery capacity over time. We would have expected a large boost in battery life that would taper off as the battery reached its maximum capacity.

Next Page > Gaming & Overall Performance, Verdict, Award

 

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Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the Huawei Mate 9’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

Huawei Mate 9 ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra HTC 10 honor 8
Gaming Score 27853 17719 23171 18659
Graphics 36605 21124 27512 19993
Physics 15164 11328 14925 15127
Graphics Test 1 202.5 fps 115.2 fps 136.6 fps 122.5 fps
Graphics Test 2 131.1 fps 76.3 fps 106.4 fps 67.4 fps
Physics Test 48.1 fps 36.0 fps 47.4 fps 48.0 fps

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) did very well in this test, coming in 20% faster than the HTC 10, and 57% faster than the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra. It should have no problem handling any 3D game you throw at it.

 

Overall Performance

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

Huawei Mate 9 ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra HTC 10 honor 8
TOTAL SCORE 123167 76096 113813 90737
3D SCORE 40114 18816 50700 17706
– 3D (Marooned) 23313 10861 34778 9829
– 3D (Garden) 16801 7952 15922 7877
UX SCORE 39975 26794 30890 34550
– UX Data Secure 7943 5077 6319 7338
– UX Data Process 6985 4198 3379 5513
– UX Strategy Games 11860 7503 5433 9745
– UX Image Process 5580 6879 9521 5017
– UX I/O Performance 7607 3137 6238 6937
CPU SCORE 31992 23689 21915 32255
– CPU Mathematics 9680 6950 8494 10483
– CPU Common Use 11139 6311 5931 8543
– CPU Multi-Core 11173 10428 7490 13229
RAM 11086 6797 10308 6226

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) did well in this test, edging out the Snapdragon 820-powered HTC 10. It did particularly well in the CPU tests, and less so in the 3D tests. However, it was still overall a very powerful smartphone.

 

Our Verdict

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) was everything we expected of it, and then some. Its headline feature – the Leica-branded dual-lens camera – was more than just marketing fluff. It actually delivered really impressive photos and videos, even in poor light conditions. That’s quite impressive since it uses relatively slow f/2.2 lens.

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The Kirin 960 SoC that powered it did not disappoint either. It delivered great CPU and graphics performance in every test we put it through. It also comes with plenty of memory and storage space. You will never need to worry about the Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) not being able to handle any app or game.

The Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada) also had a very impressive 13 hours of battery life in our test. The only downside though was its abysmal battery recharging performance. You will need at least 6 hours to fully recharge its battery. That, fortunately, seems to be its only major flaw.

Overall, we are most impressed with the Huawei Mate 9 (Amazon | Lazada). In fact, we like it so much, we think it deserves no less than our Editor’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Huawei!

 

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Huawei P10 Plus, P10 & P10 Lite Price, Specifications & Briefing

Fresh off their 2017 MWC revelations, Huawei knows we are all eager to know more about the new Huawei P10 Plus, P10 and P10 Lite smartphones. So they flew Justin Zhang, Huawei’s Senior Director of Smartphone Product Line Marketing, all the way from Shanghai to give us a product briefing on the new Huawei P10 PlusP10 and P10 Lite smartphones

Let’s check out the presentation, specifications, prices and availability! Stay tuned for our hands-on previews of the three Huawei P10 models.

 

The Huawei P10 Plus, P10 & P10 Lite Product Briefing

Justin Zhang, Huawei’s Senior Director of Smartphone Product Line Marketing in Shanghai, briefed us on the Huawei P10 family’s key features.

Here are some key points :

  • The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus boast the latest Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and the first under-glass fingerprint sensor.
  • The Huawei P10 family will feature the unique Hyper Diamond-Cut finish with micro pyramid facets.
  • The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will have an improved dual lens camera, with a 12 MP RGB sensor and a higher-resolution 20 MP monochrome sensor.
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  • The Huawei P10 retains the original Summarit-H f/2.2 lens.
  • The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will have a Leica front camera with f /1.9 lens.
  • The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are powered by the Kirin 960, while the Huawei P10 Lite is powered by the Kirin 655 SoC.
  • The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus come with the Huawei SuperCharge capability, for low-voltage, low temperature fast charging.
  • The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus boast four LTE antennas (4×4 MIMO) and two WiFi antennas (2×2 MIMO) for better connectivity.

 

The Huawei P10 Plus, P10 & P10 Lite Specifications

SpecificationsHuawei P10 PlusHuawei P10Huawei P10 Lite
Display5.5" WQHD IPS display
- 1440 x 2560 pixels, 534 ppi
5.1" Full HD IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels, 432 ppi
5.2" Full HD IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels, 423 ppi
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 658
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
1 x ARM Cortex-A53 (2.36 GHz)
3 x ARM Cortex-A53 (2.12 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G71 MP8 (1037 MHz)ARM Mali-G71 MP8 (1037 MHz)ARM Mali-T830 MP2 (900 MHz)
Memory6 GB LPDDR4 (1800 MHz)4 GB LPDDR4 (1800 MHz)4 GB LPDDR3 (933 MHz)
Storage128 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot (up to 256 GB, shared with SIM 2)
64 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot (up to 256 GB, shared with SIM 2)
32 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot (up to 128 GB, shared with SIM 2)
SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual Standby
- hybrid SIM2 slot, shared with microSD card
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- hybrid SIM2 slot, shared with microSD card
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- hybrid SIM2 slot, shared with microSD card
Selfie Camera8 MP sensor, with f/1.9 Leica lens8 MP sensor, with f/1.9 Leica lens8 MP sensor
Main CameraDual lens camera with f/1.8 Leica Summilux lens
- 12 MP RGB sensor + 20 MP monochrome sensor
- supports OIS, comes with dual LED flash
Dual lens camera with f/2.2 Leica Summarit lens
- 12 MP RGB sensor + 20 MP monochrome sensor
- comes with dual LED flash
12 MP camera with f/2.2 lens and LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes, built into Home buttonYes, built into Home buttonYes, built into the back
ConnectivityNetwork : 2G / 3G / LTE
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Network : 2G / 3G / LTE
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Network : 2G / 3G / LTE
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB : micro USB 2.0
Battery3,750 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
Dimensions74.2 mm wide
153.5 mm tall
6.98 mm thick
69.3 mm wide
145.3 mm tall
6.98 mm thick
72.0 mm wide
146.5 mm tall
7.20 mm thick
Weight165 g145 g142 g
Available ColoursGreenery, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, Rose Gold, White Ceramic, Mystic Silver, Prestige GoldGreenery, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, Rose Gold, White Ceramic, Mystic Silver, Prestige GoldGraphite Black, Rose Gold, White Ceramic, Sapphire Blue
Launch PriceRM 3,099 / ~US$ 679RM 2,499 / ~US$ 549RM 1,299 / ~US$ 289

 

Price & Availability

Malaysians can start pre-ordering the Huawei P10 Plus, P10 and P10 Lite smartphones starting 23 March 2017 at the Huawei Experience Store, Lazada and Vmall. Delivery and actual sales will begin on 31 March 2017 for the Huawei P10 and P10 Lite, while the Huawei P10 Plus will be available from 15 April 2017 onwards.

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The Huawei P10 Plus and P10 models will be available in two colour options – Prestige Gold and Graphite Black. The Huawei P10 Lite will be offered in the Sapphire Blue colour. The other colour options for all three models will only be introduced somewhere between the middle of May and June, 2017.

Huawei will also bring in the Huawei Nova Lite in April 2017.

 

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Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 Is Yours For A Cool RM 7K

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14, 2016 – With the year coming to a close, Huawei plans to end 2016 with a bang following its remarkable year in Malaysia. The most premium device in Huawei’s line up, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will be made available for pre-orders at 11street and VMall.my starting the 15th of December!

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 features seamless curved edges, a graphite finish and stylish black colouring combined with the latest technology. This is perfectly complemented ‘under the hood’ by a unique, intuitive user interface that exudes sophistication thanks to Porsche Design’s signature design language.

With a shared commitment to functional design, innovative craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the collaboration delivers highly discerning customers an unrivalled, premium smartphone experience; with revolutionary speed, extensive battery life and luxurious design cues.

 

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 combines Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetics and Huawei’s mobile expertise to deliver unprecedented luxury and powerful performance to its users. Its features include:

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  • Highest performance: Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor
  • Great experience: EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the user experience with the OS
  • For the ambitious business traveller: the dual SIM card enables business travellers to switch very conveniently between two different SIM cards everywhere in the world
  • Enough battery to fly around the world: breakthrough SuperCharge technology and a battery which lasts up to two days with normal use
  • The best shot: second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid Zoom, featuring a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 comes in an exclusive Graphite Black colour and will only be limited to five units on both 11street and VMall.my, which will retail at RM6,999 / ~US$1,749. Limited units of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will also be available for purchase at Huawei Authorized Dealers on December 22 this year.

 

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The Exclusive Huawei Mate 9 Preview + Launch Dates

On 3 November 2016, Huawei revealed not just the Huawei Mate 9, but also the bespoke Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. Before their official launch, we were given exclusive access to the Huawei Mate 9, albeit only for a few short hours. We are now allowed to reveal to you the photos and details in our exclusive Huawei Mate 9 preview.

 

The Huawei Mate 9 Preview

The Huawei Mate 9 has a 5.9″ IPS display with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920. It is powered by the new Kirin 960 octa-core SoC, with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Kirin 960 offers four 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores, together with the powerful Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.

In the photography department, it boasts a second-generation dual-lens Leica-designed camera. This camera now pairs a 20 MP monochrome sensor with a 12 MP colour sensor. They both feature f/2.2 Leica lenses, and support optical image stabilisation (OIS).

How good is the new Leica-designed dual-lens camera? Take a look at this monochrome sample (full-size 20 MP @ 6 MB here). The new Huawei Mate 9 also comes with a 4,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery that supports Super Charge. Super Charge allows for very fast charging, thanks to its 22.5 W charger.

The Huawei Mate 9 will come with 64 GB of internal flash storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 256 GB of additional storage. It’s priced at €699 for Europe.

Sadly, that’s all we could take out of the exclusive Huawei Mate 9 preview session. We hope to get more hands-on time with the Mate 9 when it hits the stores (see the launch dates below).

 

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

For those who want something more exclusive, Huawei offers the bespoke Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design variant.

Available only in Black Graphite, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design features a 5.5″ curved AMOLED display with a higher resolution of 1440 x 2560. It also comes with a whopping 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory and 256 GB of internal flash storage. However, it does not come with a microSD slot.

The other features of the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design remain the same with the “standard” Mate 9. It comes with the same processor and dual-lens Leica-designed camera. It will, however, retail for twice the “standard” Mate 9’s price at €1395 in Europe.

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The Huawei Mate 9 Availability New!

Huawei will launch the Mate 9 in these 12 countries first – China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand and the UAE.

Here in Malaysia, our sources say that the Huawei Mate 9 launch will take place either on the 18th (Friday) or the 24th (Thursday) of November.

 

The Huawei Mate 9 Models vs. Mate 8 Comparison

If you’re wondering how do the two Huawei Mate 9 models compare against the Huawei Mate 8, we prepared this comparison for your convenience.

SpecificationsHuawei Mate 9 Porsche DesignHuawei Mate 9Huawei Mate 8
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.5" AMOLED display
- 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi, 73.2% screen to body ratio)
5.96" IPS-NEO LCD display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi)
6.0" IPS-NEO LCD display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi, 78% screen to body ratio)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 4
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 950
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A72 (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G71 MP8 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-G71 MP8 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4
Memory6 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (NXT-L29)
3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (NXT-L09, NXT-L19)
Storage256 GB internal flash storage
NO microSD card slot
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (supports up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage (NXT-L29)
32 GB internal flash storage (NXT-L09, NXT-L19)
microSD slot (supports up to 256 GB, shared with SIM2)
Front Selfie Camera8 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens8 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens8 MP sensor with f/2.4 lens
Main CameraDual-lens camera with f/2.2 Leica lens
- 20 MP monochrome + 12 MP RGB sensors
- 2X hybrid zoom, OIS support
- PDAF and laser autofocus
- dual-tone LED flash
Dual-lens camera with f/2.2 Leica lens
- 20 MP monochrome + 12 MP RGB sensors
- 2X hybrid zoom, OIS support
- PDAF and laser autofocus
- dual-tone LED flash
16 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
- PDAF autofocus, OIS
- dual-tone LED flash
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB : USB 3.0 Type C port
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB : USB 2.0 Type C port
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth : v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB : microUSB port
SIM SupportSingle nano SIM
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby
Single nano SIM (MHA-L09)
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby (MHA-L29)
Single nano SIM (NXT-L09)
Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby (NXT-L29)
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS
NFCYesYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYesYesYes
Battery4,000 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)4,000 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)4,000 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions75 mm wide
152 mm tall
7.5 mm thick
78.9 mm wide
156.9 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
80.6 mm wide
157.1 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight169 g190 g185 g
Available ColoursBlack GraphiteBlack Graphite, Space Grey, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic WhiteSpace Grey, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown

 

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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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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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