[deleted post]I'd say P9.. The Kirin chip is improved in the P9 (better gpu)... My cash will be going on P9 plus!
This is the statement released jointly by Huawei and Leica.
In February, Huawei and Leica announced a long-term strategic partnership. The camera function is the most used smartphone application and our aim is to bring it up to the high standards demanded by the Leica product philosophy. Leica brings to the cooperation their expertise gathered from decades of experience in optical engineering and optical design. The collaboration between Huawei and Leica aims to deliver the best possible picture quality in the smartphone segment.
Both companies have been working closely to co-engineer HuaweiÂ’s recently launched premium smartphone Â– the P9 Â– based on innovation and excellent craftsmanship.
The camera module of the P9 series and the achievable picture quality is the result of the intensive technological collaboration between Huawei and Leica. Leica has been deeply involved in the development of the camera-module of the P9 and P9 Plus. Our joint objective was to achieve the best possible image results and optical imaging performance in order to provide consumers in the smartphone photography segment with the best possible picture quality. The result raises smartphone photography to an entirely new level.
Our co-engineering is deeply embedded in the product and LeicaÂ’s contribution has involved:
Collaborative development, evaluation and optimization of optical design (lens calculation) in compliance with Leica standards.
Collaborative development of the mechanical construction of the camera module to reduce stray light effects (Â“ghost and flareÂ”).
Definition of imaging quality in terms of color rendition/color fidelity, white balance, stray light reduction (Â“ghost & flare effectsÂ”), exposure precision, dynamic range, sharpness and noise characteristics.
Processing of image data with the aid of long-standing Leica optical and signal processing expertise.
Definition of the most stringent common quality standards and production requirements for serial production by Huawei to ensure consistently high quality.
LeicaÂ’s globally recognized expertise is based to a large extent on the ability to guarantee the narrowest tolerances on the market. This justifiable claim to excellence is naturally also an integral component of the technology partnership and is implemented in HuaweiÂ’s production processes of the P9 camera module to ensure uncompromising quality.
Other companies have collaborated to produce an improved product.. Nokia/Microsoft and Carl Zeiss.. I don't recall any suggestions that they were lying. I feel it's unlikely that a very high quality brand like Leica would allow their name to be attached to any product that would diminish or tarnish their high reputation.
Tcool, 26 Apr 2016Leica supplies the Summarit lenses, while Sony handles the 1.25-micron IMX286 sensors, resulti... moreThe aperture doesn't open wide enough to let in enough light for low lite shots like other 2016 phones and shutter speed can't compensate unless you want blurred photos.
Tcool, 28 Apr 2016No FM radio...Video Recording is low compared to other flagships
No Water Resistance
No Wireless Charging
No Stereo Speaker
No Apple logo but that is a good thing because otherwise this would cost $700
denzab, 27 Apr 2016This is a new addition. Can't wait to have it....soon.Already have one... it is really superb! Love it!
Ars, 25 Apr 2016Huawei's camera is certified by leica not made by leica nor lenses are made by leica neither c... moreLeica supplies the Summarit lenses, while Sony handles the 1.25-micron IMX286 sensors, resulting in a twin 12-megapixel setup with an f/2.2 aperture.
Huawei claims the P9Â’s cameras let in a whole lot more light than competing phone cameras, saying the figure is a massive 270 percent more than the iPhone 6S and 90 percent more than the Galaxy S7. That means shots taken in low light Â— whether thatÂ’s at dusk, in a dark room, or outside at night Â— should look great.
Ars, 25 Apr 2016Huawei's camera is certified by leica not made by leica nor lenses are made by leica neither c... moreHuawei is a lying company! They always bluffing about their smartphone in order to attract customers only.
Other than this, nothing special in their smartphone.
Huawei's camera is certified by leica not made by leica nor lenses are made by leica neither camera sensor.
In short it has pass leica's quality control test where this phone p9 out performed every other smartphone even iphone 6s.
Don't underestimate huawei p9 its best phone under its price range.
A 1080p screen is not a bad thing since you'll get longer battery life
Apple products are made by Chinese Foxconn..and yet complaining when Leica authorized manufacturer makes lens for Huawei.
these American android puritans and Indian Xiaomi trolls should get a life already and comment elsewhere.
Oliver, 24 Apr 2016Huawei never said the camera is made by Leica . The media said it . Huawei said it was made ... moreDude....check out the Huawei page.... you will find these phrases: " Blending superior hardware and software with Leica dual lenses, the Huawei P9 enables you to capture high quality pictures without compromising on the handsetÂ’s sleek and compact style" and: " Huawei and Leica combine to create a stunning dual-lens camera in a smartphone. More light and better clarity, for amazing photos and videos". They cannot post lies on their official site.... will be a big war between them and Leica. So yes, the lenses are made by Leica, otherwise, i cannot see how can Leica can help them in this thing.
[deleted post]Huawei never said the camera is made by Leica .
The media said it .
Huawei said it was made with co-operation of Leica .
Leica guided Huawei in making the camera but didn't made it .
Understand 1st then comment
CFC1, 23 Apr 2016lg g5 or huawei p9You better go for Huawei P9.
Snapdragon 820 takes battery a lot.
G5 has 2800 mah battery and QHD display that takes much battery than 3000 mah battery on 1080p P9.
Paddyman, 16 Apr 2016I'm thinking of getting the Huawei P9 for my next upgrade, I know it is missing some top end f... morebuild quality is awesome and perfect i have the p7 since 2 years now it is perfect one thing is the software update is so so slow i updated to lolipop one month back.