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Huawei P9 with Leica-designed camera confirmed

by Jacob Kleinman | April 3, 2016April 3, 2016 9:00 am PST

Huawei on Friday confirmed it will pack a new camera module developed with help from famous camera company Leica in its next smartphone.

“We are going to launch our P9 flagship phone very soon and this is a product that we worked with Leica to produce,” Huawei deputy chairman Guo Ping said during a press conference in China, recognizing “fierce competition” in the smartphone market.

Back in February, Huawei announced a new partnership with Leica to develop new smartphone camera technology. The company didn’t say when we would see the first results. We’ll know soon; the P9 is set to debut next week.

The Huawei P9 is expected to pack a pair of 12-megapixel cameras in back, giving it some unique new photography features. Rumors also point to a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 3900mAh battery, 3GB of RAM and the company’s in-house Kirin 950 chip. A high-end version of the device could offer a faster Kirin 955 processor and 4GB of RAM.

With Leica officially onboard, the P9 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting smartphones of 2016. We just hope Huawei plans to bring this device to the U.S.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...