The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus have now been officially unveiled and the smartphone is a culmination of mobile phone technology brought about by the tech company and Leica. Both smartphones sport two primary rear cameras, and the two companies have been working on these particular mobile devices for almost three years. Even though the partnership has been going on for quite a while, the announcement was just made earlier this year.
The Huawei P9 and P9 Phones Sport Dual Cameras Made by Leica
Both the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus have the same design as the smartphone manufacturer’s previous mobile phones from the P series. However, there are some design cues that were clearly borrowed from the Nexus 6P. The casing is that of an aluminum0looking metal that sports rounded corners. The P9 has a 5.2-inch Full HD display whereas the P9 Plus boasts a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen.
But the main selling point for the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones are the two cameras found at the rear. The imaging sensors for both cameras are that of 12-megapixel ones. The cameras were co-engineered by Leica and Huawei. It should be noted that the German optics company and the Chinese phone manufacturer are both technical leaders within their respective industries.
The dual cameras have lenses that are specifically designed for these smartphones, and they are backed with two large sensors. Both sensors are that of the new 1.25um Sony IMX286 chips. One camera captures RGB information, whereas the other contains a monochrome sensor that has a more superior light sensitivity than the RGB one. Both of the lenses have apertures of f/2.2, and their field of view is equivalent to that of a 27-millimeter lens.
Aside from the two cameras, there is also Dual-Led flash that is on-board. What’s surprising here is that optical image stabilization is not present in the cameras. Therefore, this may be perhaps the biggest shortcoming for using the cameras on the P9 smartphones. After all, it wouldn’t matter if the camera can take really good pictures if everything comes out blurry due to accidental shakes.
The black and white sensor is not there for an alternative option for the colored sensor on the Huawei P9 smartphones. Instead, it is there to back it up. When both cameras are working together, it brings about more detail in the photos. Well, that is provided that you can keep a steady hand as there is no OIS feature.