Clipping after the heels of the Mate 8, Huawei has launched its latest flagship smartphones – the P9 series.

New innovations in mobile devices has been scarce this year, but Huawei has changed that with the introduction of the new series. They come with Leica certified lenses and are a result of a long-term partnership that was signed earlier this year.

The Huawei P9

The Huawei P9

The Leica certification doesn’t equate to them being made by Lecia, but certainly indicates quality in creation. This is particular in the optical design, imaging quality, image data processing, optimisation, and the mechanical construction of the camera for the phones. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, in particular, will have a dual-lens feature, which delivers more light to the sensor and produce better photos.

Huawei has identified the need of a good camera on mobile devices, because consumers want it. According Luke Au, Southern Pacific Handset Product Marketing Director at Huawei: “With more than 90% of consumers identifying cameras as key purchase factor, it is no longer about taking photos. The P9 delivers on the sophisticated needs of consumers in capturing moments and improving the lives of their loves ones.”

Now, the P9 series has been made available locally, and can be purchased at authorised resellers or online at Currently, the P9 Plus is not yet available, but Huawei the P9 can now be pre-ordered for RM2,099. The P9 will come in three colours: Prestige Gold, Titanium Grey and Mystic Silver. Later on, Huawei will also make the P9 Lite – a mid-range version of the P9 – available for a retail price RM1,099.