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Topic # 196091 18-May-2016 19:49
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A couple of weeks ago a group of New Zealand journalists joined other 500 people in Bali for the Huawei APAC Consumer conference/launch. I was happy to attend the event as a guest of Huawei and to see the new Huawei P9, P9 Lite and P9 Plus products - I should have a P9 in my hands later this week. 

 

The Huawei P9 is available from 1st JUne in New Zealand - press release below

 

 

Huawei P9 Series Launches in New Zealand

 

New Huawei flagships with revolutionary dual-lens camera co-engineered by Leica

 

New Zealand, May 18 – The Huawei P9 series of smartphones has landed in New Zealand, bringing revolutionary technology and stunning industrial design.

 

The P9 and P9 Plus are the first smartphones created through Huawei’s partnership with the iconic Leica Camera AG. Both smartphones set a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with more light and better clarity, to capture brilliant colour and striking black and white images in true Leica style.

 

“Leica and Huawei share an uncompromising commitment to imaging excellence, and our partnership will put outstanding photography into the hands of more consumers around the world,” said Oliver Kaltner, CEO, Leica Camera AG. “We are deepening our collaboration to give users a more optimal smartphone photography experience.”

 

The next level of photography

 

Key to the P9’s breakthrough imaging is the dual-lens design which utilises Leica’s optical lenses renowned for their precision and subject to the industry’s most stringent quality screening requirements. The P9 combines a dedicated RGB camera to capture vivid colours and a separate monochrome camera which excels at recording fine detail. An advanced merging algorithm combines the two images to create a stunning result with outstanding depth and accuracy.

 

The dual-lens technology ensures the P9 and P9 Plus capture 300 percent more light than conventional smartphone camera designs. This enables incredible performance in low-light conditions.

 

Based on their personal preferences, P9 users are able to choose between three colour modes which follow Leica’s own specifications: Standard, Vivid, and Smooth. Each mode faithfully reproduces the unique and authentic style of Leica. By using the dedicated monochrome camera, P9 users are able to capture powerful and evocative black and white images of superior quality.

 

The wide-aperture photography feature on the P9 allows users to experiment with innovative visual effects to create unique images and content. The P9 makes it easy to adjust the camera aperture to create bokeh and other depth-of-field effects, while keeping the main object in sharp focus.

 

Taking Industrial Design to a Higher Level

 

At a shade under seven millimetres, The P9 and P9 Plus are some of the slimmest around.  The body is precision crafted from aerospace grade aluminium and feature diamond-cut edges that beautifully accentuate the proportions.

 

Power and performance

 

The P9, with a high brightness 5.2-inch display, packs the new Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-Bit ARM-based processor, showcasing the very latest in mobile power, speed, and efficiency. The 3,000mAh high-density battery offers P9 users outstanding mobility and battery life.

 

The P9 Plus features a 5.5-inch Press Touch OLED display, and 3,400mAh battery to match. The P9 Plus also offers dual-IC Rapid Charge, giving users up to six hours talk time after a 10-minute charge.

 

Both phones are equipped with the latest generation USB Type-C reversible connector for efficient charging

 

One touch to a secure phone

 

The P9 and P9 Plus protect users’ privacy and information security with Huawei’s world-leading biometric fingerprint recognition technology. The enhanced fingerprint sensor allows users to personalise and safeguard their devices. It also allows users to wake and unlock their phone with one quick touch of the rear-mounted sensor.

 

A premium experience for every customer

 

Because accidents can happen, Huawei will be offering Huawei P9 and P9 Plus customers the Huawei Screen Promise that gifts customers one free screen replacement in the event that the screen is accidentally broken within twelve months of purchase. Customers are able to register on www.huaweiscreenpromise.co.nz.

 

Global product ambassadors

 

Huawei has also announced partnerships with leading Hollywood actors Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johannson as global product ambassadors for Huawei P9 series. The actors are joined on the Huawei P9 campaign by world-renowned photographers including Mario Testino, Mary McCartney and National Geographic World Press Photo Award winning photographer, David Guttenfelder.

 

These are in addition to Argentine and FC Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, who, Huawei unveiled as a global ambassador, earlier this year.

 

Pricing and Availability

 

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will be available at 2degrees, Spark, and Vodafone stores including all major retailers from June 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1555121 18-May-2016 19:58
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The P9 and P9 Plus is receiving some very positive reviews. This will be an important device for Huawei and will compliment the excellent Huawei Watch and Mate 8




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From Vodafone:

To celebrate, Vodafone is launching with a presale offer from May 19. The first 100 purchasers will receive a free Huawei Android Wear Watch valued at $599.

To qualify, they must be On Account Red customers purchasing the P9 on a $0 upfront $99.99 Red+ Essentials 24 month plan, or purchasing a P9 Plus on a $0 upfront on a $129.99 Red+ 24 month plan.

As an added promotional bonus, Vodafone customers will receive a bonus pack that includes a FREE flip case and USB Type-C fast charge kit bundled valued at $148. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will be available in grey, with the P9 also available in gold.




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  Reply # 1555316 19-May-2016 08:53
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Outstanding looking hardware, Huawei have really rocketed from 'zero to hero' within a very short period of time with beautifully built kit. And good on Huawei for sticking to HD - I readily give up QHD on my S7 for better battery life.

 

However, the elephant in the room remains Emotion UI .... arrgg!




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  Reply # 1555320 19-May-2016 08:57
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I am waiting for the P9 to show here today or tomorrow and spend more time with it before saying something about UI.

The camera though... The shots we took in Bali were incredible stuff.






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  Reply # 1555321 19-May-2016 08:57
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From Spark:

Spark announced today that the new Huawei P9 is now available for pre-order online at www.spark.co.nz/p9. The first 50 customers who pre-order on a $59.99 open plan or above, interest free and no deposit, will receive a Huawei Classic Smart Watch worth $599 for free, as well as a bonus fast-charge kit worth $99, a clear case, and a $200 account credit.





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  Reply # 1555337 19-May-2016 09:26
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freitasm: From Vodafone:

To celebrate, Vodafone is launching with a presale offer from May 19. The first 100 purchasers will receive a free Huawei Android Wear Watch valued at $599.

To qualify, they must be On Account Red customers purchasing the P9 on a $0 upfront $99.99 Red+ Essentials 24 month plan, or purchasing a P9 Plus on a $0 upfront on a $129.99 Red+ 24 month plan.

As an added promotional bonus, Vodafone customers will receive a bonus pack that includes a FREE flip case and USB Type-C fast charge kit bundled valued at $148. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will be available in grey, with the P9 also available in gold.

 

 

 

Warehouse Stationery are offering the Huawei Android Wear Watch as a pre order bonus as well. No need to sign up for a plan.


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  Reply # 1555364 19-May-2016 09:48
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throbb:

 

Warehouse Stationery are offering the Huawei Android Wear Watch as a pre order bonus as well. No need to sign up for a plan.

 

 

 

 

Where is the pre order for Warehouse stationary?


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sbaird:

 

throbb:

 

Warehouse Stationery are offering the Huawei Android Wear Watch as a pre order bonus as well. No need to sign up for a plan.

 

 

Where is the pre order for Warehouse stationary?

 

 

 

 

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/B218645.html#start=1

 

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/B218642.html#start=1





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Dam, nice to see Vodafone and Spark offering some deals for a change. ON par with what some of the carriers in America offer.

 

 

 

Wonder how this stacks up against the Note 5.


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  Reply # 1555398 19-May-2016 10:41
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I see 2D are offering the P9 Plus in the sexy gold.




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  Reply # 1563512 1-Jun-2016 10:01
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I am not getting one but would have I had not recently purchased a S7 Edge. My wife is going to get the P9 Plus. She prefers bigger devices for email etc when out of office




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  Reply # 1563573 1-Jun-2016 11:25
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So.. any comparison between P9 and S7 camera?






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