Huawei launched the G9 Plus a few hours ago and it is different from what we expected. First, there are no dual cameras, no 4K recording, and no 5.9” screen. The image we assumed to be the G9 Plus is definitely another phone. And turns out this is the Maimang 5 that was announced a month back, but for the China Mobile network.
The Huawei G9 Plus features a 5.5” screen with a 1080p resolution. Huawei says the G9 Plus has a higher screen to body ratio than the G7 and G7 Plus. Underneath is a Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage.
It comes wth Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 overlay out of the box. The phone has a 16MP rear camera which is said to be on par with the Sony IMX298 sensor in the Xiaomi Mi 5. There is a 3340mAh battery which Huawei says should get you 2.2 days of normal use and one day and half of heavy usage. There is also a 3D fingerprint scanner positioned below the rear camera. Huawei says the phone is a China Unicom exclusive.
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The Huawei G9 Plus will sell for 2399 Yuan ($362) and come in elegant gold and moonlight silver. It will be available for purchase today as from 1800hrs (Beijing time). Huawei also says the rose gold version of the G9 Youth will be available as well for 1699 Yuan ($256).