Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Philippine launch date revealed

Dual-lens camera phones are ready for their close-up

We’ve seen Samsung and LG launch their respective flagships for 2016 in the Philippines, and now, apparently, it’s Huawei’s turn. As expected, the Chinese phone maker is set to announce the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus on May 31, a month after its London reveal. The Philippines joins Indonesia and Malaysia as one of the first South Pacific markets to see the luxury phone hit retail locations. Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand are said to be next on Huawei’s rollout list.

The arrival of the P9 and P9 Plus is likely to excite consumers who rely on their smartphone’s camera to take photos and video. Both phones feature a pair of rear cameras with 12-megapixel sensors working in tandem to deliver the sharpest and most detailed image possible. Yes, Huawei bets two cameras are better than one, and the feedback so far has been promising, with many in the tech community raving about the P9 series’ imaging chops.

Huawei p9 colors

Neither phone is a slouch on performance end as well; the P9 phones are powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chip, Huawei’s fastest yet, with up to 4GB of RAM. Their screen sizes vary by almost half an inch (5.2 inches for the standard P9 versus 5.5 inches for the Plus model).

No word on local availability and pricing yet, but expect the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus to retail for P25,000 ($530) and P30,000 ($635), respectively.

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