Lu, 24 Apr 2016Be warned that Huawei just paid to use Leicas logo. Leica had nothing to do with development o... moreLeica are the camera equivalent of Rolls Royce.. They wouldn't attach their name to anything sub standard. If Leica have their name on it, it will be the best camera they could co-engineer with Huawei (within the parameters of the device).
I'm completely baffled by the response of those dismissing this partnership as lies or some kind of con-job. It is what it is.. Unless you own one and can speak competently about its successes and it's shortcomings.
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.
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2016You can buy Mate 8. That's 6" phone.Does it have same price?
smarthlover19, 26 Apr 2016just buy huawei nexus 6pYou can buy Mate 8. That's 6" phone.
smarthlover19, 26 Apr 2016just buy huawei nexus 6pThat was my clutch choice. I may just do that. My only gripe is the lack of memory card.
chbshfb, 24 Apr 2016P series highlights premium built quality/design and top notch camera. Mate series highlights ... moreThanks for educating me.
I need a solid business phone with good screen real eastate. I am disappointed that Huawei drastically received the p9 plus screen size to 5.5. My LG G4 already comes with a 5.5 so i was hoping for at least a 6in fat boy.
Be warned that Huawei just paid to use Leicas logo. Leica had nothing to do with development of a camera for P9 phones. They just certified it (whatever that means). Just a trick to attract buyers and increase sales by Huawei. Photo quality of P9 is average at best. Leica must be really in need of financing if it sells right to use its logo on the products of average quality.
Jumping Spyder, 23 Apr 2016Do you know the essential difference between the Mate vs P series?P series highlights premium built quality/design and top notch camera. Mate series highlights big screen and great battery life.
Jumping Spyder, 23 Apr 2016A solid camera is always good but I am not into gaming. I am a business man who wants an all a... moreMate 8 has bigger screen and better battery. P9 plus has better looks and camera (and stereo speakers and force touch). Though p9 plus will take couple months before in stores.
P8 is kind of outdated in my view unless the 6.8inch screen is very very impprtant to you.
sky, 18 Apr 2016If want great camera function get p9 plus (dual camera in rear)and if want gaming or internet... moreA solid camera is always good but I am not into gaming. I am a business man who wants an all around solid device.
Do i go with the Mate 8 or P9 plus....or perhaps the P8 Max?.... Thanks
weiwei, 19 Apr 2016Thanks for your opinion.. i am missing my mate8 now.. Would someone whobis familiar with the Huawei brand explain the fundamental differences and target audience for the Huawei P series vs Huawei (ascend) Mate series?
My intereste is peaked by the company but I need more information about their offerings....thanks