Huawei takes on Apple with P9 Leica dual lens smartphone
The dual-camera technology, which Apple is expected to release along with its iPhone 7, allows the user to effectively refocus the photograph after it has been takentech Updated: Apr 10, 2016 18:48 IST
Huawei has beaten Apple at its game again as it launched the P9 and P9 Plus smartphones which will feature two-rear facing camera lenses.
The dual-camera technology, which Apple is expected to release along with its iPhone 7, allows the user to effectively refocus the photograph after it has been taken. Both the lenses work in synchronisation with each other to create sharper contrast and better depth of field than ordinary or single lens camera setups, Huawei said.
The Chinese smartphone giant has partnered with German camera company Leica to develop the cameras, one of which shoots in full colour, while the other is monochrome. Also, the lenses are infused completely with the body of the phones giving Huawei a design edge over the protruding lenses of both Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s Plus.
While the P9 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the P9 Plus measures in at 5.5-inches. The P9 comes in six shades; dark grey, silver, gold and rose gold (much like Apple’s current colour scheme), what Huawei calls ‘haze gold’ and white.
The phablets run on a 64-bit processor, feature a biometric fingerprint scanner on their backs and are manufactured from aluminium.The P9 will retail from Rs 42,000 approximately for 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with pricing for the P9 Plus starting from Rs 52,500 approximately for 4GB of RAM and 74GB.
Earlier, Huawei had beaten Apple to the force touch or 3D touch technology with its Mate S smartphone launched in September, 2015. It is currently the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple, and is bested in its home nation only by Apple.
First Published: Apr 08, 2016 12:17 IST