Yesterday, Huawei announced two powerful smartphones in the P9 family, namely the Huawei P9 and the Huawei P9 Plus. Both the phones came with a marquee feature, a dual lens camera setup at the back powered by Leica. This naturally made everyone curious as to whether the camera performance of the P9 will be significantly different than regular single camera sensors. And today, we have got a glimpse of the phone’s true capability, which you can see from the camera samples added down below.
The company said that it has worked with Leica for hardware as well as software optimization to ensure that the final pictures captured with the P9 are of top-notch quality. The phone features dual lens 12MP cameras. The pixel size of the sensor (1.25um) is larger than other models, like the iPhone 6S which features a 1.22um sensor. The two sensor approach, wherein one is a RGB color sensor while the other is a monochrome sensor ensures that the color reproduction and details come out perfect. In fact, Huawei claims that the Huawei P9’s camera manages to take low light pictures which are 270% brighter than the iPhone 6S and 90% brighter than the Galaxy S7.
So, naturally, with all the buzz around the phone’s camera which are coengineered with Leica, we are all excited to see the real life performance of the device.
Here are some of the pictures captured by the new Huawei P9 shared by a weibo user. The low light pictures are particularly impressive when directly compared with the same shot captured by the iPhone 6S.