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Huawei P9 vs. Huawei P9 Plus specs compared — which would you pick? [Poll]


Huawei today announced two new flagship smartphones for several countries outside the US, namely the P9 and P9 Plus. The two phones, while obviously pulling a lot design-wise from Huawei’s previous Nexus 6P, are definitely attractive offerings from the up-and-coming Chinese manufacturer. And with it comes a definitely flagship-level spec sheet including 64-bit Kirin processors, a powerful set of cameras (including a Leica dual-camera set up), and a respectable price point.

Read on for the complete rundown on the phones’ specifications, and don’t forget to let us know which of the two phones you would prefer in the poll below…

The phones are 5.2 and 5.5-inch versions of mostly the same device. Both include an all metal body design with polished hairline brushed metal, a Huawei-made Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor, and — what is probably the devices’ signature feature — a 12-megapixel dual camera system on the back featuring a Leica lens, dual LED flash, and laser autofocus. 

These phones, while not coming to the US (at least not yet), seem to be positioned as direct competitors to other flagship-level phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5.  Be sure to keep an eye out for our full comparisons — in video form and otherwise — to these phones coming soon.

Here’s the full rundown of specs, and don’t forget the poll below:

Huawei P9 Huawei P9 Plus
Screen size  5.2-inch  5.5-inch
Resolution 1,920×1,080 pixels 1,920×1,080 pixels
 Camera  dual 12-megapixel  dual 12-megapixel
 Front Camera  8-megapixel  8-megapixel AF
Huawei Kirin 955 (64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)
Huawei Kirin 955 (64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)
 Storage 32GB, 64GB  64GB
 RAM 3GB, 4GB  4GB
 Battery  3,000mAh (nonremovable)  3,400mAh (nonremovable)
Other features Rapid IC Charging Rapid IC Charging
Base price off-contract €599, €649 €749
Expandable storage up to None None

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